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The Amazing Spider-Man Reviews

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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
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.
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
Emma Dibdin
The Arts Desk
July 14, 2015
The Amazing Spider-Man puts genuine time and effort into making its central romance feel authentic, and for that it is exceptional. In every other respect, it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 28, 2014
Is 'The Amazing Spider-Man' amazing? Yes. But get ready to get caught in a web of recent nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
This reboot works with a freshness and seriousness that was often missing from the 2002 Tobey Maguire film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
This umphundredth origin story of a nerdy outsider turned unlikely crime fighter is surprisingly enjoyable.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 25, 2013
Other than recasting and swapping out love interests for the spindly web-slinger, there's nothing here that wasn't there 10 years ago in the original.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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