Man of Steel Reviews

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June 21, 2016
Snyder is an adrenaline junkie forever jonesing for a fix; he does less building to the action beats than backing each one into the next.
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.
June 26, 2014
A gritty, realistic story shot by a director whose instincts constantly push him away from grit and realism, and into flash and fantasy.
December 21, 2013
Christliness has always been an element of the Superman myth. But this film's near literal insistence upon it becomes absurd since director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer don't dramatize the analogy, they presume it.
September 22, 2013
No fun costume change in a phone booth, no wowing humans with his powers and no repartee with reporter Lois Lane.
July 11, 2013
Man Of Steel plunges headfirst into a loud, breathless science-fiction slugfest, offering much spectacle but little wonder.
July 1, 2013
The movie consists of endless declamation, endless violence.
June 14, 2013
There's very little humor or joy in this Superman story.
June 14, 2013
There's plenty to like in Snyder's hectic, rowdy film. But by the time we reach the bludgeoning excesses of the last half-hour it's hard to shake the sense that this was an opportunity at least partially missed.
June 14, 2013
The filmmakers throw us a curve by telling the story in non-linear fashion.
June 14, 2013
Cavill broods handsomely as Superman, but this reboot skimps on fun and romance.
June 14, 2013
The movie delivers on the promise of its title and then some.
June 14, 2013
The alien-turned-vigilante is in virtually every scene, but somehow contrives to be invisible throughout.
June 14, 2013
Man of Steel packs quite a wallop. A few too many wallops, as it turns out.
June 14, 2013
The chief problem here is one of rhythm and balance in the storytelling and directing. The movie swings between destructive overstatement and flat-footed homilies.
June 13, 2013
It's not bad, despite its runaway length, and Cavill looks likely to be the poster boy for a whole new generation of fans.
June 13, 2013
Some films make you wish you were 12 again so you could appreciate them as they deserve.
June 13, 2013
It all gets exhaustingly bombastic although, sequence by sequence, Man of Steel is something worth seeing.
June 13, 2013
The mechanical storytelling swamps a first-rate cast.
June 13, 2013
For now, audiences can only speculate as to the hidden depths of Cavill, who in Zack Snyder's busy, bombastic creation myth is reduced to little more than a joyless cipher or dazzling physical specimen.
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