X-Men: Days of Future Past Reviews

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September 22, 2016
It is especially impressive that Days of Future Past is a success; a film this gooey and complex, with such business-minded scope, should not feel like a real movie at all.
January 2, 2015
Here's the thing about comic book heroes. Despite all the noble talk about metaphors, idealism, truth and justice, they're basically just bully-boy fantasies of limitless male aggression... The X-Men, however, have always aspired to something different.
May 29, 2014
Much of this takes place in the early 1970s, which gives the filmmakers an excuse to haul out lots of vintage kitsch and make some rather tasteless references to the Vietnam war.
May 28, 2014
The results are both dazzling and intimate, clever and - during one tour-de-force sequence - spectacularly funny.
May 23, 2014
I would be remiss not to note that tucked away amid all the existential melodrama is perhaps the most hilarious set piece ever to grace a superhero film.
Top Critic
May 23, 2014
Quicksilver ... is the coolest of this picture's new guys, zipping around so fast ... that he can taste soup, rearrange guards' limbs, and nudge bullets off their trajectories all in the time it takes to blink.
May 23, 2014
The plot is about a fearful society whose expansion of its security apparatus has unintended consequences, but Singer doesn't even touch the story's topical resonances... There's also no real moral quandary to be grappled with.
May 23, 2014
Perhaps more than any other superhero franchise, X-Men captures the overlapping fantasies of being unique yet not alone, and of being a hero but also being saved.
May 23, 2014
To ensure long-term survival, this franchise needs to evolve. In terms of the competition, however, it's still light years ahead.
May 23, 2014
Having already directed the first two (and superior) X-Men films, Singer shows a level of comfort with both the material and the cast ...
May 23, 2014
[Singer is] reborn - deft, elegant, spring-heeled - in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The special effects don't bog him down: They lift the movie to a surreal and more emotional dimension.
May 23, 2014
The fireworks, the super-power circus, lots of surprise cameos and Big Moments - "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has them all. Logic? Who cares?
May 23, 2014
Ambitious, even audacious, the movie's mix of action and for-devotees-only intrigue can overwhelm, but there are moments of sheer virtuosity, too ...
May 22, 2014
What elevates this film above most of its predecessors is the dynamic action filmmaking and, above all, its wit.
May 22, 2014
For those who felt The Last Stand was a poor exit for many of these characters, X-Men: Days of Future Past should at least salve the wound in part.
May 22, 2014
The characters - and the performers playing them - step unto the breach to provide just enough wit and feeling to make "Days of Future Past" something other than a waste of a reasonable person's time.
May 22, 2014
In the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who helmed the first two X-Men films, it's a nearly seamless adventure ride despite a plot that at times strains credulity.
May 22, 2014
If you are an "X" maniac, Singer's given you the movie you've been hoping for.
May 22, 2014
Time travel, Peter Dinklage and 1970s kitsch top a very long list of what makes "X-Men: Days of Future Past" such a blast.
May 22, 2014
The movie earns its keep with inspired one-off moments that showcase a mischievous sense of humor.
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