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Man of Steel Reviews

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Dominic Corry
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
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
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
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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+
Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground
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
Tim Martain
The Mercury
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
Matt Neal
The Standard
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
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
June 27, 2013
A mostly-entertaining dark science-fiction parable about morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 27, 2013
A superhero boom crash opera
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
June 26, 2013
Snyder largely succeeds in creating an epic piece of blockbuster filmmaking that still understands the value of smaller, intimate moments.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Simon Miraudo
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
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
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
Diva Velez
June 24, 2013
An unceasing torrent of CGI explosions, destruction and superhuman Kryptonian combat, Man of Steel is more bang for your summer movie buck, but would there was magic and spark to go along with all that muscle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2013
Good old fashioned fun is treated as something passť in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, which is long, laborious and repetitive.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 23, 2013
Re-booting the franchise is fraught with Kryptonite, however. And the filmmakers paralyze the audience with repetitive fight sequences
Full Review | Original Score: C
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
The movie is so jam-packed and busy that it's essentially an origin story, a coming-of-age story, a science fiction film, a superhero movie, an alien invasion, and a disaster movie all bumping into each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 22, 2013
Man of Steel proves a Saturday afternoon B movie remains that no matter how big the budget or how much CGI work is done. It's in the film's DNA - the screenplay ... it sinks under the weight of its own overheated, overstated cinematic fat suit
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