Man of Steel


Man of Steel

Critics Consensus

Man of Steel's exhilarating action and spectacle can't fully overcome its detours into generic blockbuster territory.



Total Count: 329


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User Ratings: 448,011
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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. -- (C) Warner Bros

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Henry Cavill
as Clark Kent/Kal-El
Amy Adams
as Lois Lane
Michael Shannon
as General Zod
Diane Lane
as Martha Kent
Harry Lennix
as General Swanwick
Kevin Costner
as Jonathan Kent
Ayelet Zurer
as Lara Lor-Van
Laurence Fishburne
as Perry White
Dylan Sprayberry
as Clark Kent (13 Years)
Cooper Timberline
as Clark Kent (9 Years)
Christopher Meloni
as Colonel Hardy
Richard Schiff
as Dr. Emil Hamilton
Antje Traue
as Faora-Ul
Mary Black
as Ro-Zar
Samantha Jo
as Car-Vex
Michael Kelly
as Steve Lombard
Christina Wren
as Major Carrie Farris
David Lewis
as Major Laramore
Tahmoh Penikett
as Jed Eubanks
Doug Abrahams
as Heraldson
David Paetkau
as Northcom Threat Analyst
Elizabeth Thai
as Northcom Threat Analyst
Ian Rozylo
as Northcom Threat Analyst
Alessandro Juliani
as Officer Sekowsky
Kwesi Ameyaw
as Canadian Airman
Mike Dopud
as Canadian Airman
Jadin Gould
as Lana Lang
Robert Gerdisch
as Whitney Fordham
Coburn Goss
as Father Leone
Lesley Bevan
as Ms. Rampling
Chad Krowchuk
as Glen Woodburn
Ian Tracey
as Ludlow
Carmen Lavigne
as Chrissy - Waitress
Heidi Kettenring
as Helen Ross
Sally Elting
as Student
Joseph Cranford
as Pete Ross
Clint Carleton
as Roughneck
Mark Gibbon
as Roughneck
Stuart Ambrose
as A-10 Pilot
Tom Nagel
as A-10 Pilot
Jackson Berlin
as F-35 Pilot
George Canyon
as F-35 Pilot
Kyle Riefsnyder
as Little Bird Gunship Pilot
Aaron Smolinski
as Communications Officer
Carla Gugino
as Voice of Kelor
Bruce Bohne
as Ace O'Clubs Bartender
Rowen Kahn
as Ken Braverman
Robert Moloney
as News Show Host
Sean Campbell
as Bar Buddy
Aaron Pearl
as Bar Buddy
Rebecca Spence
as Young Mother
Joe Minoso
as Metropolis Policeman
Brian King
as Train Station Family (Father)
Madison Moran
as Train Station Family (Daughter)
Gabe Darley
as Train Station Family (Son)
Bridgett Newton
as Train Station Family (Mother)
Dan Aho
as FBI Agent
Ronald W. Gibbs
as FBI Agent
Christopher Palermo
as Sergeant Vance
Edmundo Raul Sanchez
as Smallville Gas Station Attendant
Nicolas W. VonZill
as Council Member
Allison Crowe
as Singer at Cassidy's
Nick Touchie
as Coastal Villager
Eileen Touchie
as Coastal Villager
Malcom Scott
as Tractor Repair Shop Owner
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Critic Reviews for Man of Steel

All Critics (329) | Top Critics (55) | Fresh (184) | Rotten (145)

  • Christliness has always been an element of the Superman myth. But this film's near literal insistence upon it becomes absurd since director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer don't dramatize the analogy, they presume it.

    Dec 21, 2013 | Full Review…
  • No fun costume change in a phone booth, no wowing humans with his powers and no repartee with reporter Lois Lane.

    Sep 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie consists of endless declamation, endless violence.

    Jul 1, 2013 | Full Review…

    David Denby

    New Yorker
    Top Critic
  • There's very little humor or joy in this Superman story.

    Jun 14, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There's plenty to like in Snyder's hectic, rowdy film. But by the time we reach the bludgeoning excesses of the last half-hour it's hard to shake the sense that this was an opportunity at least partially missed.

    Jun 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Cavill broods handsomely as Superman, but this reboot skimps on fun and romance.

    Jun 14, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Man of Steel

  • May 02, 2016
    What to say about this movie? This movie is begining of DCCU, so it means it should have started strong, but unfortunately it did not. It is not bad, but it is not great. It is ok. Movie has a lot of flashbacks, but it should have been done little better. It could have been better. Action is good and Henry Cavill did a really good job as Clark Kent/Superman. I would love to see him in other movies. Score is amazing. I didn't like tone of this movie. Because it worked for Batman, it does not mean ot will work for Superman. Ok film, if you are fan Zack Snyder you should go see it and you would love it.
    Marin ? Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2016
    An average addition to the comic book universe of cinema. Henry Cavill is a decent superman trapped in a movie lacking an identity. The DC cannon is trying hard to cash in on the darker macabre feel of its most successful entry, the Dark Knight trilogy. The gritty comic reboot is not always the ticket to success, as can be seen in this film. The action scenes are well orchestrated and engaging, but the film lacks heft or emotional investment. There is jarring lack of proper pacing that invariably stems from the relentless attempt to be gritty and more somber. Man of Steel delivers all the spectacle of superman, but none of his heart. The excellent Michael Shannon also feels wasted in a weakly built and poorly scripted character.
    Shane S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2016
    The dark tone of "Man of Steel" probably fits well with some people, but for me, it just seems like they wanted to make Superman the same way Nolan made Batman back in 2005. The darkness of this movie doesn't help the story even the slighest and it actually makes the movie a lot more flat and boring, because it doesn't fit with the character of Superman. The first half of the movie is pretty well-made, but the second and third halves are really just a visual aspect of something that we never asked for.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2016
    While it's action is wonderful and the performances fantastic, Man of Steel suffers from one crippling flaw - Superman himself. The character is so misrepresented here it's criminal and it hampers what is an overall decent film.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer

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