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Man of Steel Reviews

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July 10, 2013
For two-thirds of the running time, the film is grandly entertaining.... But then, as we get into the climactic battles, the level of wanton destruction becomes excessive, even tacky.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 8, 2013
The battles between Superman and the evil Kryptonians set a new standard for on-screen urban destruction, but they also give us pause: Aren't hundreds, even thousands being killed in the riveting, spectacular smashing of skyscraper after skyscraper?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2013
Man Of Steel suffers most in its final hour where in degenerates into a seen-it-all-before, CGI-laden action fest.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 1, 2013
Man of Steel indirectly tackles the conundrum of how a mankind engrained in monolithic religion greets the concrete proof of a mythological figure. Is it possible for an alien from Krypton to reside alongside an unquestioning faith in Christ?
July 1, 2013
The movie consists of endless declamation, endless violence.
June 30, 2013
Superman's grand, mythic nature is both his greatest strength as a character and his fatal weakness. Man of Steel can't quite overcome this, but it's a heck of a lot of fun watching it try.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2013
While it gives you your fix, it doesn't put Superman back on top of our cinematic superheroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 28, 2013
Although the CGI takes over far too many times, the personality and inner torment of the 'Man of Steel' win out over the special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2013
Though fans might miss the levity that made Richard Donner's classic 1978 film Superman: The Movie such a game-changing joy, the thing that really sells this respectful reboot is the dramatic conviction underlying all the mega-scale mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2013
With a gray and gritty palette and interesting structure, offers its share of thrills but may be too somber overall to appease the typical summer blockbuster fan.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 27, 2013
In many ways, this is the strongest Superman reboot for a long time. Yet the story manages to be both rushed and overlong, and Snyder doesn't know when to say stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 27, 2013
It'll be controversial, but to hell with it: Michael Shannon is a better General Zod than Terrence Stamp. There. I said it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2013
For all its ambition, Man Of Steel fails to soar, instead crashlanding in a humourless, melodramatic mess of explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2013
A mostly-entertaining dark science-fiction parable about morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 27, 2013
A superhero boom crash opera
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 26, 2013
Snyder largely succeeds in creating an epic piece of blockbuster filmmaking that still understands the value of smaller, intimate moments.
June 25, 2013
Man of Steel fails to get off the ground, with Snyder's overblown display of style smothering the many interesting moments that delve into the man behind the red cape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 25, 2013
Parental drama is Man of Steel's most potent weapon. For all of the film's issues - and they will be discussed - it resonated on a deeply emotional level. That alone helps it to stand tall above the pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2013
The film is about finding your inner child and acceptance and maturing into something greater. This is what gives me hope for the inevitable sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 25, 2013
The problem with Man of Steel is that while the background story and character development are solid, the action sequences are distressingly generic and bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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