X-Men: Days of Future Past Reviews

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May 22, 2014
Once it reaches takeoff velocity, "Days of Future Past" becomes one of the best installments in the "X-Men" series.
May 22, 2014
For all its sociopolitical smarts and coded subtexts, the "X-Men" franchise, based on the Marvel comics, is primarily about entertainment, and this seventh installment is no different.
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May 22, 2014
With characters like the impish Quicksilver, the movie recaptures something of the spirit of the comic's early days.
May 22, 2014
There are many superhuman feats on display in the latest installment in the X-Men saga, Days of Future Past. Time travel. Saving the world from big, angry robots. A beautifully restored 1973 Buick Riviera.
May 22, 2014
Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.
May 22, 2014
The most exciting big-studio release so far this year is X-Men: Days of Future Past. It tops even Captain America: The Winter Soldier, another bold Marvel superhero film, for ambition, emotion and thrills.
May 22, 2014
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" upholds the acceptably high batting average of Marvel's second-tier movie franchise.
May 22, 2014
Everything is of a piece, and it's dazzling.
May 22, 2014
I basically really enjoyed this movie, even while lamenting that I was enjoying it under mendacious premises and that there was something fundamentally cynical about its elegiac, retrospective tone.
May 22, 2014
It's maximalist Hollywood filmmaking at its best, the kind of extravagant production that, like a Wagner opera, can sweep you up in a sense of mythic grandeur even as you struggle to follow what's going on.
May 22, 2014
After a chunky, [derivative] opening, Bryan Singer's return to the world of 'Mutants are people too, only better' settles into a '70s-style actor's showcase.
May 22, 2014
Some sequels have such a complicated back story they should come with printed footnotes. The latest sequel in the "X-Men" series requires an encyclopedia that can be read in a fun-house mirror.
May 22, 2014
Most important, there is an emotional undercurrent in this installment that the earlier films only aspired to.
May 22, 2014
A mind-bending thrill ride with great special effects.
May 22, 2014
"Days of Future Past" is, in itself, as intoxicating as a shot of adrenaline. It's what summer movies are meant to be.
May 22, 2014
It's a brilliant gameplan for a studio: Manipulate time and space to make the X-Men movies infinitely re-bootable, infinitely re-castable and assuredly profitable, until it sounds like, and is, a kind of prayer: Forever and ever, X-Men.
May 22, 2014
A giddy rush of superhero thrills, spills and epic set-pieces.
May 22, 2014
There's just enough right in "Days of Future Past" to off-set what's wrong.
May 22, 2014
It's like discovering your box of Milk Duds is really chocolate-covered vitamins.
May 22, 2014
This is the best, most entertaining and mature comic-book Hollywood franchise currently in existence.
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