Reviews

Sep 13, 2021
It's weirdly refreshing to see a superhero film remain this small and intimate. Add a queer romance and some interdimensional demons and you have a decent Saturday matinee.
Sep 10, 2021
...The New Mutants is a coming-of-age story in which the internal and biochemical struggles that plague us all are externalized into something grand and operatic, pulsing with eldritch fire, psionic blasts and bodies unbound by established tradition.
Aug 10, 2021
Both extremely dark (often literally) and extremely silly.
Aug 8, 2021
'Queer mutant Breakfast Club fights demons.' is a tagline we're not going to get again anytime soon, and novelty is its own value.
Apr 27, 2021
Bland and pointless beyond belief, The New Mutants is two-thirds backstory monologues and one-third CGI-on-CGI fisticuffs. It wants to be so many things and ends up being absolutely nothing.
Feb 5, 2021
Despite, or perhaps because of, the movie's modest budget and aims, The New Mutants is entertaining and sometimes even affecting.
Jan 29, 2021
Eventually The New Mutants biodegrades into a computer-generated slog as the movie approaches the end of its 90-minute running time.
Jan 29, 2021
No movie in the modern-era has screamed "send me to streaming" more than this. The low stakes action here can't match up to the work of its cinematic peers.
Jan 13, 2021
Points for trying something new, but it's now nice to know that the future of the franchise is now safely back in the hands of Marvel.
Jan 12, 2021
It may be no Logan but there are at least hints of the same cloth in its construction. For many this might not be the swan song everyone wanted before Marvel stepped in, but neither does it feel like the cinematic equivalent of a death rattle either.
Jan 11, 2021
Save for the novel lesbian romance between two of the characters, the characters' angst-ridden interactions seem secondhand, while the story's thrills and scares lean heavily on earlier films, too.
Jan 8, 2021
The intention to explore a mash-up of haunted-house horror and young-adult drama instead of spandex pyrotechnics is a worthy one, but this swansong to Fox's X-Men franchise sadly fails to deliver on its premise.
Jan 3, 2021
Presents a teenage adventure that can attract a new and diverse audience towards the X-Men saga. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 31, 2020
At times its cliche and at other times fun, The New Mutants serves as a peculiar superhero offering compared to its bigger-budget contemporaries.
Dec 31, 2020
We get a partial horror film without the scares and a partial coming-of-age story without the heart.
Dec 30, 2020
Maybe it's because we were all expecting the worst after the years of delays, but The New Mutants is actually pretty alright?
Dec 26, 2020
It's a film that remains a bit half-baked, and that doesn't convince either as a superhero film, or as a drama or horror film. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 18, 2020
Ultimately The New Mutants is a solid superhero origin buried underneath a range of bad luck and poor choices.
Dec 14, 2020
For all its flaws, the movie allows itself to play with less worn concepts within the superhero cinematic universe. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 12, 2020
While its horror tone is a bit jumbled and its superpowers are inconsistent, I admire the filmmaker taking a different approach with the institutional concept. At least it's not cookie cutter.