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The Wolverine Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The Wolverine is at its best when it deals with Logan's internal struggles and helps return fans of the franchise to the modern day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
July 1, 2016
Wonky closing chapter aside, there's enough in The Wolverine that I find myself preferring it to all of the comic book pictures we've seen so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 24, 2016
Recite the following using Arnold's accent: 'Hugh is beeg! He has got striations, vascularity, and pectoral shelves!'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 22, 2016
The Wolverine does hold great potential, but its best elements are underdeveloped.
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
June 22, 2016
Where's the coiled, fuming, cigar-chomping, sarcastic quip-firing killing machine from the first two X-Men movies? I want that guy back. He was fun.
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
This kind of clinical, halfhearted filmmaking is why superhero fatigue is as real as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
All that money, all those CGI techs working into the night, and it doesn't pack a fraction of the impact of a wooden-sword battle between two men in the comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Doenau
July 14, 2015
Comic book films cannot survive on action or spectacle alone, so it is some comfort to know that The Wolverine has a relatively solid script.
Jason Di Rosso
At the Movies (Australia)
July 14, 2015
Director James Mangold... directs action with flair -- there's a fight scene atop a bullet train with a knife wielding Yakuza that's the most exhilarating sequence I've seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2015
There's lots of fun to be had with a train-top fight, allowing Wolverine to show off those adamantium claws, and snow-set Ninja battles, but the final sequence feels messy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Hoare
July 14, 2015
[Jackman has] grown into the role - carrying around a rough hemp sack of weariness, regret, determination and anger with each twitch of his scowl or line around his eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tyler Stevens
The Young Folks
July 14, 2015
For the most part, The Wolverine succeeds at being an improvement over the last solo outing for the clawed superhero. But it's not much better.
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
July 14, 2015
A fight with an assassin atop a speeding Japanese bullet train is guaranteed to leave the viewer giddy with excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Judith Lucy
At the Movies (Australia)
July 14, 2015
I had a ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine
July 14, 2015
If nothing else, The Wolverine proves how charismatic Jackman is. Because the star, far more than the stunts and the illogical script, is the reason to see this X-Men spinoff.
Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 14, 2015
It's refreshing in this summer of supersized, city-destroying mayhem to see a smaller, personal superhero story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nick Hasted
The Arts Desk
July 14, 2015
Basically, it becomes another Wolverine yarn, and the energy and talent expended to find something worthwhile in that falls exhausted to the floor. It's enjoyable, even memorable. But comic-book lead can't be turned into gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Katherine Monk
July 14, 2015
It's Jackman's grace and talent that really sets The Wolverine apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader
July 14, 2015
Japan seems valued more for its scenery and costumes than anything having to do with its character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Semley
NOW Toronto
July 14, 2015
Significantly improving on the silliness of the character's first X-Men-free outing, Marvel has turned out a movie that fits one of its most compelling characters as snugly as an indestructible steel skeleton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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