The Amazing Spider-Man - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Amazing Spider-Man Reviews

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Rebecca Pahle
The Mary Sue
September 20, 2016
When (if) this movie comes to mind a few years down the line, I imagine I'll be thinking less about any specific scene than the fact that it has so much wasted potential.
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 30, 2016
Leaner and meaner with a touch of Bruce Lee, the spider suit's finally right: the eyes dangerous, webbing weaponized. Garfield looks more like the illustrated Peter Parker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 9, 2016
The film is lively because of Andrew Garfield, who makes Spider-Man reckless, dashing, humorous.
J. Olson
April 8, 2016
"The Amazing Spider-Man" plays things agonizingly safe, and while the film isn't without a heartbeat, its failure to take any chances keeps it from flight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 28, 2016
The Amazing Spider-Man deserves two and a half cheers. Its physics are cartoonish and its metaphysics are nonexistent, but it's a teen-pic with a brain, and that's worth celebrating.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 14, 2015
I felt, with this film, that the use of 3D was actually exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
July 14, 2015
Just when you think this whole superhero business means the end of civilization as we know it, along comes a glimmer of hope. The Amazing Spider-Man, amazingly, lives up to its billing.
AP Kryza
Willamette Week
July 14, 2015
While it never soars to the heights of Raimi's first two films, it manages to be at once exhilarating, hilarious and bold.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader
July 14, 2015
The story works hard to integrate various elements from Spidey's history, and the score works even harder to let you know what you should be feeling at any given moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
July 14, 2015
Although less than amazing, The Amazing Spider-Man is still plenty good enough to deliver big grins, thrills and a welcome tug on the heartstrings.
Jodie Tyley
July 14, 2015
Thanks to this stellar retelling, Andrew Garfield's spin will be going global.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
July 14, 2015
Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 still reigns as the supreme Spider-Man movie adventure, but Marc Webb's energized reboot The Amazing Spider-Man has its own set of attractive super powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alissa Wilkinson
Christianity Today
July 14, 2015
Thankfully, Webb's Peter Parker/Spider-Man is played by Andrew Garfield (whom you last saw in The Social Network), who is fully up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Burgin
Paste Magazine
July 14, 2015
The only thing amazing about Marc Webb's reboot is how quickly a Hollywood studio can forget the lessons its own films have taught it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
Deborah Ross
The Spectator
July 14, 2015
The Amazing Spider-Man isn't so amazing, actually, and is a reboot of a remake, or a remake of a reboot, or a remake rebooted, and remade, rebootingly.
Chris Knight
National Post
July 14, 2015
If you've never seen 2002's Spider-Man you may be more forgiving to this one, but comparisons favour the former in almost every respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jay Stone
July 14, 2015
It's a classic, and the attraction is not the surprise of the plot, but to see how it's done this time. The answer is: very smoothly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
July 14, 2015
The Amazing Spider-Man is frequently amazing. It's an even better experience than the first Spider-Man, and it's so far superior to Spider-Man 3 as to almost erase that lousy film from our memory.
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
July 14, 2015
It's clear that nobody here really grasped why those Raimi Spider-Man tales were great. They gave you something that stuck with you, not something the studio is hoping you've forgotten by the time they decide to make another one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
July 14, 2015
As far as totally needless remakes go, this is one of the better ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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