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X2: X-Men United Reviews

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times
July 14, 2015
Director Bryan Singer skilfully keeps multiple subplots spinning while moving inexorably towards a climax that puts the first film's Liberty Island sequence in the shade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
July 14, 2015
X2 is an interesting fantasy, always aware of its need to remain that way. Considering today's Hollywood, that may be its most amazing power of all.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James Vance
Tulsa World
July 14, 2015
This satisfying new installment looks like just the thing to get the summer blockbuster season off to a supercharged start.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
July 14, 2015
X2 is the movie the first one should've been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Goodridge
Screen International
July 14, 2015
Bryan Singer lifts the X-Men franchise out of the formulaic superhero realm in his rip-roaring sequel.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
July 14, 2015
Fortunately, bigger usually equals better here, and when it doesn't, it equals just as good.
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David Germain
Associated Press
July 14, 2015
Performances are solid throughout, with the actors managing to straight-face their way through some truly inane dialogue.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Bigger and badder than No. 1, but still a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 7, 2010
'X' hits the spot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 7, 2010
This has set the standard very high for this Summer and it will be interesting to see what, if any films, can match its calibre.
Brian Orndorf
December 7, 2009
For this brief shining moment, the "X-Men" universe held perfect pitch, and funny book movies had a new standard of execution to live up to.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A truly superior sequel to the original...
Steve Biodrowski
April 21, 2009
The higher aspirations sometimes weigh the action down, creating a story that is interesting but not always engaging, lacking the exuberance that could have made it truly exciting.
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Todd McCarthy
April 15, 2009
Bigger and more ambitious in every respect, from its action and visceral qualities to its themes.
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2008
It takes a true cinema talent to turn the daunting and rather unwieldy 40 years of material into a coherent yet complex, smart yet incredibly fun entertainment that satisfies both the fanboys and newbie moviegoers alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
X2 feels very much like a step on the way to something else; but if you can forgive it that, and its occasional hastiness, it's well worth going to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 5, 2007
Singer and his screenwriters know the value of a surprise and they deliver their share without dipping into the absurd. The result is a movie that surpasses expectations, a superhero flick that can rightfully take its place alongside the best.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Bryan Singer ... makes sure the animating theme of this series -- the freedom to be different in the face of intolerant authority -- doesn't get lost in the din of battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 8, 2006
Possibly one of the best superhero franchises in history, X2 is thoroughly engaging, well acted and well plotted. Bryan Singer is a master of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jessica Winter
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The emotional spectrum has widened, too, encompassing buoyant mirth and heroic tragedy.
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