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X-Men: First Class Reviews

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September 8, 2017
If you didn't see the previous movies, you may not be able to appreciate some of the subtle references, but that won't make you enjoy the movie any less. Check it out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 25, 2017
Ultimately, Hollywood has once again proven it has a power all its own: the ability to suck the life out of what was once a reasonably entertaining franchise.
August 21, 2017
X-Men doesn't really know what it wants to be: a camp-fest, a super gay love story, a celebration of '60s comic book style, or a semi-solemn treatise on learning how to accept and celebrate diversity.
March 11, 2016
Many of the scenes could have been trimmed, and there's a serious Hugh Jackman-shaped void in the comedy stakes, but for the most part, X really hits the spot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2015
For reasons arising from the way the X-Men film franchise has developed, this is the first Marvel movie set in the period when the characters were created, and thus able to embrace the Rat Pack cool that was part of their original charm.
July 14, 2015
That First Class also offers up a decent narrative about the importance of self-love, family bonding and friendship gives it extra dimension -- even if the overall dramatic range only goes X to Z.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 14, 2015
X-Men: First Class manages the neat trick of staying true to the superhero legend while also creating something fresh and exciting. This class graduates with top marks.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2015
Neither exhilarating nor entirely dismissible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 14, 2015
In truth, the film is a very conventional summer potboiler repackaged in reasonably pretty, moderately crisp wrapping paper. In short, not quite groovy enough.
July 14, 2015
In some glorious zone between Mad Men and Thunderbirds comes this X-Men prequel, as kinetic as it is character-driven, and full of ridiculous retro pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2015
With spectacular effects and an engaging story, X-Men: First Class is a standout period adventure film that just happens to be about superheroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2015
For all its many little foibles, X-Men: First Class, is surprisingly well-handled and directed; surging forth with the drama and intensity of a global-looming threat.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 14, 2015
Summer blockbusters don't get much better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2015
X-Men: First Class is easily the most entertaining of the five X-Men pics so far.
July 14, 2015
Add a split screen montage sequence that uses solid black lines for separation in true 60s style, saucy banter and some self referential wit and you have a solid piece of stylish filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 14, 2015
All of this earlier part of the film, in which the young mutants discover each other and learn to control their powers, is engaging and amusing, smartly filmed and scripted. The second half, however, outstays its welcome.
July 13, 2015
As X-Men movies go, this one has a lot to recommend it by virtue of the acting alone.
July 13, 2015
Why be so harsh and long-winded about a superhero movie? Because it's an ambitious superhero movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 13, 2015
Ultimately, though, this is a story about Xavier and Magneto, and McAvoy and Fassbender do not disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 13, 2015
Director Matthew Vaughn's franchise reboot or prequel or whatever it is has some artificial flavors but also some natural advantages in James McAvoy as the learned telepath Professor X and Michael Fassbender as his tormented friend Magneto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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