Reviews

Mar 26, 2019
If you stop mining it for its self-proclaimed amazing qualities, and overlook its slow patches, The Amazing Spider-man' is watchable enough, even though it did not make my jaw drop anywhere.
Sep 8, 2017
It has the talent, the already endearing subject, but fails to deliver on the promise it had before.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jun 20, 2013
This umphundredth origin story of a nerdy outsider turned unlikely crime fighter is surprisingly enjoyable.
Sep 24, 2012
Dumbed down, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it's the worst superhero movie since Green Lantern.
Jul 5, 2012
The film is perfectly satisfactory -- but there's a profound sense of deja vu.
Jul 5, 2012
It works well, without being quite good enough to banish the thought that it's all about the box office.
Jul 5, 2012
The plot might be predictable, but this fluid film has free-ranging fun with the physicality of what it feels like to be a spider, especially when tied to the emotions of a teenager.
Jul 4, 2012
This is a grittier webslinger saga, led by a Peter Parker with swagger and angst and a tone defined more by emotional resonance than wide-eyed wonder. It still has plenty of fizz.
Jul 4, 2012
The recent -- still in theatres, actually -- tag-team superhero epic Marvel's The Avengers is so very much better than this dullish retread that I feel compelled to say that this Spider-Man is anything but amazing.
Jul 4, 2012
The casting is just right. As if moving back in time, Andrew Garfield is the Spidey Sean Connery, as opposed to Tobey Maguire's Roger Moore.
Jul 3, 2012
This might be a fun summer blockbuster if only it even remotely needed to exist.
Jul 3, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man is considerably more fun-and, yes, even touching-than so premature a reboot had any right to be.
Jul 3, 2012
On the whole, it's passable stuff, a surprise, given how mechanical the masked character seemed.
Jul 3, 2012
There's nothing inherently wrong with The Amazing Spider-Man, but in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, it's déjà vu all over again.
Jul 3, 2012
If you've seen half a dozen superhero films, and the box office results suggest you have, then you've also seen what "The Amazing Spider-Man" has to offer.
Jul 3, 2012
At 28, Garfield's slightly older than Maguire was when he played Peter Parker in 2002, but his combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor is immediately appealing.
Jul 3, 2012
Here comes another Spider-dude: This Andrew Garfield guy. So he'd better be really something, right? Well, as it happens, he is.