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The Wolverine Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Tossing aside everything that had made it distinctive, the film's final segment retreats to a generic industrial space for weightless computer generated destruction. Such a shame, as this was almost a real movie.
Chris Stuckmann
April 23, 2015
The action is swift, Jackman is jacked, and the 3D looks great. Where the film falters is the final act, which turns into a silly cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jesse Hassenger
November 6, 2014
Director James Mangold and credited screenwriters Scott Frank and Mark Bomback develop Logan as a complex individual, rather than just using him as to provide still more hokey backstory and empty action.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
Mark Hughes
August 5, 2014
The film is at its best when it is most reflective of the source material that inspired it, and it disappoints where it most fails to live up to that source material. ...I regret it didn't achieve more.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
The standard action sequences pile up, interspersed with Wolverine's mooning about in a funk because he's lost the will to live.
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 23, 2014
Not a classic, but The Wolverine proves solid
Ray Pride
April 8, 2014
The directorial skills Mangold applied to "Heavy," "3:10 to Yuma" and "Walk The Line" are in evidence, especially in an understanding of the Western's dynamics of quietude, then release.
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
Despite the faults, it's invigorating to see a franchise take its most popular character into uncharted emotional territory
AP Kryza
Willamette Week
December 30, 2013
It's basically a high-budget take on an old-school samurai flick, with Wolverine as the ronin. And it's as awesome as it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review
December 30, 2013
Jackman shuffles along with zombie obligation, as though he can't believe how much money he's been paid to go through these motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 27, 2013
Preferring to stay broody and small-time, this minimalist noir, with little dialogue and no world-threatening schemes, intriguingly sustains its culture clash and blurring lines between man, beast and monster.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
After this Origins film, the Wolverine character had the potentially of crashing and burning. Thankfully, it did not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chase Whale
December 5, 2013
Looks like someone decided to take the Wolverine spin-off series seriously.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 17, 2013
Man, Wolverine is a boring character. Never has that been made more apparent than in "The Wolverine."
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
September 6, 2013
Ultimately, this is Jackman's film, and he plays the reluctant but fearsome hero perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 1, 2013
Moderadamente eficaz, mas não deixa de ser sintomático que sua melhor cena seja aquela que surge apenas durante os créditos finais.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 24, 2013
...the movie simply doesn't have anything interesting or relevant to say about the iconic Marvel character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 20, 2013
Slick, entertaining, super-hero thrill ride, the only quibbles are its length - every big film these days seems to be 20 minutes too long - and its 3D conversion. Really, it's another example of the marginal difference that process often makes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 16, 2013
A superior, even adult Marvel Comics adaptation that plays almost like a straight gangster/yakuza thriller for much of its length, until the obligatory climactic superhero/supervillain dust-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joshua Starnes
August 16, 2013
For all the up and down The Wolverine is definitely more up than down more of the time... It still doesn't feel like the definitive adventure for the character, but there's potential for the character still.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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