Man of Steel Reviews

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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
ChrisStuckmann.com
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
Forbes
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.
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
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
December 21, 2013
Action-packed, briskly-paced and featuring a stellar cast, Man of Steel is the best Superman film since the 1978 original and proves DC can match Marvel in the massive scale department.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
December 18, 2013
[Zach] Snyder who made his mark with the film 300 can manipulate images but fails to bring them to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
A definite step-up from the last attempt to revive this character, but there's something still missing from this origin story. Other franchise builders have done more with less, but here that isn't for lack of trying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
November 17, 2013
Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is a gritty and realistic take on one of the most iconic superheroes ever. It's visually astonishing and action-packed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chase Whale
ChaseWhale.com
November 8, 2013
MAN OF STEEL is everything you've ever wanted in a Superman movie
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 13, 2013
Snyder delivers the type of undeniable, overwhelming charge with which he's become Sny-nonymous, and his affinity for spectacle strongly courses throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2013
Uma boa releitura do personagem. Se era necessária, porém, é outra história.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
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?
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
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+
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
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