Man of Steel - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Man of Steel Reviews

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J. Olson
April 15, 2016
[Henry Cavill's] only apparent superpower is boring the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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-
Top Critic
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
September 22, 2013
No fun costume change in a phone booth, no wowing humans with his powers and no repartee with reporter Lois Lane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josep Parera
La Opinion
June 13, 2013
"Watching 'Man of Steel' is just an exhausting experience" (Full review in Spanish)
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 12, 2013
Where is Superman? The one I've known and loved for more than 50 years is nowhere to be found, replaced by a plastic, uncharismatic Superdude, who'd make a great fashion model, but is a horrid Man of Steel.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
J.C. Mašek III
September 18, 2013
A solid film, but a solid Superman?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John Serba
June 14, 2013
Man of Steel is no fun, whether Superman broods or is in action. Endless, mindless, explosive, stultifying action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Beck
June 18, 2013
"Man of Steel" shows evidence that [the filmmakers] were on the right track, but then they allowed the film to de-evolve into a chaotic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 14, 2013
An oddly-disappointing action-packed film that feels more like a science fiction epic than a Superman reboot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Justin Craig
June 12, 2013
Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have managed to become Superman's very own Kryptonite, stripping the iconic character of his greatest assets: wit, charm, and most importantly, hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Erick Weber
Final Cut on Film
June 14, 2013
Superman's brawl with Zod is interminable, an ungodly overload of CGI that amounts to a special effects bludgeoning.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Witney Seibold
June 10, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 14, 2013
The alien-turned-vigilante is in virtually every scene, but somehow contrives to be invisible throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Burgin
Paste Magazine
June 13, 2013
For those looking for a Superman tale well-told, or signs that the DC Comics universe may finally be ready to give Marvel a run for its money in the multiplexes -- there's nothing to see here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 27, 2013
A superhero boom crash opera
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Looker
June 17, 2013
You'll believe a man can frown. A lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
June 13, 2013
Man of Steel's violence doesn't escalate; it simply, tediously, iterates. We keep waiting to thrill, to exult, to cheer our hero on. When the lights come up, we're still waiting.
Top Critic
June 12, 2013
By effectively denying Superman his defining traits-his complex relationships to duty and humanity-the movie robs the character of any depth or agency.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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