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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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