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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.
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.
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
The primary effect of this movie to keep conjuring up better movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
After the film's runtime of over two hours, you may be surprised how little of it sticks with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Justin Craig
September 5, 2012
"The Amazing Spider-Man" would be amazing if we didn't just see it a few years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 8, 2013
For a superhero origin film, it's pretty good, but it's hardly amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 24, 2012
Director Marc Webb apparently didn't get the memo that the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink edition is strictly reserved for the DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
William Bibbiani
August 21, 2012
Doesn't feel like a remake, good or bad... it feels like it already needs to be remade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
July 4, 2012
As each generation's attention span shortens so does their memory and that's the formula used to reboot your friendly neighbourhood Spider-man, a perilously complicated birth of a new series
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Patches
June 27, 2012
The film has a great sense of cinematic power, but little responsibility in making it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
June 27, 2012
Don't believe the marketing: this is the same old boring origin story all over again. Watch Peter Parker get bitten! Watch him discover his spider-powers! Watch him use them on the "school bully" before taking them to the street to fight crime!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 28, 2012
Garfield is a fine substitute for Maguire, but didn't we already see this film ten years ago?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Violet Lucca
The L Magazine
August 24, 2012
Apparently, only heroes who are in The Avengers get decent writers.
Eric Henderson
July 17, 2012
The directive given to the filmmakers behind The Amazing Spider-Man was undoubtedly: strut that teen angst.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 3, 2012
By the time the climactic battle turns out to be yet another showdown atop a huge skyscraper, it's clear that the movie doesn't have a single original idea going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
July 3, 2012
There is fun to be had here as Garfield explores Parker's new powers, but I never felt much for the beloved character. Even the classic death of Uncle Ben becomes a perfunctory exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
June 28, 2012
Horror of Giant Lizard < Horror of Adolescence
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
July 5, 2012
It rarely stumbles into "terrible," but this "Spider-Man" never rises to anything, either. Where's the charm, the heart, the humor?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Salisbury
Film School Rejects
July 5, 2012
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, we expected more of you, Spider-Man.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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