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Man of Steel Reviews

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April 15, 2016
[Henry Cavill's] only apparent superpower is boring the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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-
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
June 13, 2013
"Watching 'Man of Steel' is just an exhausting experience" (Full review in Spanish)
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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
September 18, 2013
A solid film, but a solid Superman?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
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
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
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
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
June 10, 2013
Whatever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
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
June 27, 2013
A superhero boom crash opera
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
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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