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X-Men: The Last Stand Reviews

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
June 7, 2006
[I] found myself strangely moved by the sense of relationships, friendly and unfriendly, coming to an end in a dull return to normality in the world of humans and mutants.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
June 7, 2006
... hums along at a brisk pace and should appeal to fans of the series. It manages to wrap up some stories while leaving others open for future films.
| Original Score: B
Mark Ramsey
June 5, 2006
Magneto is the source of terror, although how much can you fear a villain with "neat-o" in his name?
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 4, 2006
My mutant power (and the boxoffice tingle of $199 Million in one week) tells me "The Last Stand" is anything but last. It's not even likely to be penultimate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jackie K. Cooper
June 4, 2006
The third time is definitely not the charm
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 3, 2006
An acceptable -- albeit mindless -- sequel that should placate fans of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Julian Roman
June 3, 2006
It is a shell of its predecessors, a technical exercise that is utterly devoid of substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 3, 2006
[A] distinctly dull offering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 2, 2006
Here's your blaring headline in the Daily Bugle: 'X-MEN SQUASH SPIDER-MAN LIKE A BUG.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 2, 2006
'What it lacks is the rich layering of character details that made the previous films soar beyond genre filmmaking.'
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 1, 2006
Rather than deepen the group dynamic, Ratner's movie is just overcrowded.
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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 1, 2006
X-Men: The Last Stand is popcorn entertainment best left, except for the fans, as a curiosity for DVD rental.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Poland
Movie City News
June 1, 2006
There were moments when I considered whether this is Brett Ratner's best film. It's really too flawed to allow the word "best" to be used. How about, "it doesn't suck?"
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 1, 2006
Incoming director Brett Ratner is interested in one thing and one thing only: action. And he's very good at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 1, 2006
Noticeably less time is spent on building atmosphere and personalities; more footage is dedicated to high-impact stunts and lavish visual effects.
Cynthia Fuchs
June 1, 2006
All the wreckage doesn't make the choices seem more informed or more resonant. They just seem louder.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 31, 2006
There are plenty of boneheaded decisions plaguing X-Men: The Last Stand ... yet there's also enough of merit to earn it a passing grade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
May 31, 2006
This is a stupid, hateful, ignorant movie, one of the very worst comic book films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 31, 2006
It's not just a matter of its failing to live up to the standard set by the second film; it's that it isn't good enough by any standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 31, 2006
Howlingly bad cliches, transparent exposition and plot holes large enough to contain the continent of Africa -- with room left over for Ratner's judgment and an artichoke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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