Man of Steel - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Man of Steel Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Man of Steel is the movie of the summer. It's the Superman movie we deserve. And it's about time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Bailey
June 21, 2016
Snyder is an adrenaline junkie forever jonesing for a fix; he does less building to the action beats than backing each one into the next.
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
June 20, 2016
A curiously empty exercise in blockbuster filmmaking, Man Of Steel is full of sound and fury signifying... you know what.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 20, 2016
I'm excited to see where Man of Steel goes, now that it's accomplished its own bit of world building. There's every reason to expect the inevitable sequels will be better.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tom Meek
Cambridge Day
June 20, 2016
What's missing in Snyder's Superman is a dash of the hokey goodness that Christopher Reeve contributed to the role and the comic cold cheesiness that Gene Hackman and Terrence Stamp brought as Luthor and Zod.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 20, 2016
Man of Steel is a very good superhero movie, but it's not necessarily a fun superhero movie.
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
June 20, 2016
I wish it had done more than just include lots of shots of people looking reverentially up in the sky, but it does open up some promising avenues for the series going forward.
Neil Rosen
June 20, 2016
It's bland and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
J. Olson
April 15, 2016
[Henry Cavill's] only apparent superpower is boring the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016
Man of Steel chooses breakneck speed over character development, and there are times when everyone in the room will be looking at each other to see if anyone is following what's happening.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Newman
The Film Stage
March 26, 2016
This is not a missed opportunity which rightfully elicits a sigh, but inert big-budget spectacle that is nigh deserving of contempt.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Gonsalves
July 14, 2015
A movie about the clash of gods should feel more epic, more awestruck, less in a hurry to get to the next uninspired plot point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
The plot's sci-fi gobbledygook gets awfully unwieldy, and I wish the colors had popped instead of settling for such dreary realism. But this is a movie with a big heart, just like its hero.
Chris Stuckmann
April 23, 2015
Clark's multiple father-and-son tales are beautifully realized and it's a very fun movie to watch. However, the romance is shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Hughes
August 5, 2014
...while it doesn't achieve the brilliance of the modern Batman franchise, and while it certainly has a few flaws... the action is undeniably well-done and there are still good character bits throughout.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
A robotic exercise in moviemaking that will no doubt satisfy the requirements of millions of distracted moviegoers who no longer require absolute engagement to be entertained-and who might, in fact, prefer exactly that.
Matt Singer
The Dissolve
June 26, 2014
A gritty, realistic story shot by a director whose instincts constantly push him away from grit and realism, and into flash and fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2014
Despite its excessive running time, and slightly meandering narrative, Man of Steel has definitely earned its place amongst recent comic-book adaptations, standing tall in the DC / Marvel cinematic universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
December 21, 2013
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.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 21, 2013
Like the man with a hammer to whom every problem looks like a nail, to Nolan and Goyer, every superhero universe apparently looks like Gotham City.
| Original Score: 1/5
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