X-Men: First Class Reviews

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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.
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
Why be so harsh and long-winded about a superhero movie? Because it's an ambitious superhero movie.
August 3, 2013
The climax is the biggest letdown, a giant hash of crosscutting and unremarkable (in an era in which we've seen everything) CGI.
October 7, 2011
As X-Men films go, this one gets the job done and is certainly better than Last Stand or Wolverine. But there are still just too darn many X-Men.
June 27, 2011
Looks and feels like a very cheesy Cold War-era B movie...
July 26, 2019
For all its mythology, X-Men would still be highly entertaining for newcomers to the story.
June 8, 2019
A smartly written and tightly plotted summer blockbuster with the gumption and drive to feature fully fleshed out characters, remarkably realized by a solid cast.
June 3, 2019
After a sour film closing out the original trilogy, X-Men: First Class is a return to greatness.
May 8, 2019
This is a smart and entertaining film, able to transcend the comic book genre and evolve into a good Cold War thriller.
April 2, 2019
First Class can safely be watched by first-timers, but old faithfuls of the franchise will get a little more, tracing the origins of their favourite characters.
January 19, 2019
An extraordinary blast from the past, X-Men: First Class will go down as one of this decade's best superhero movies.
January 8, 2019
McAvoy and Fassbender are two very talented men, who have created characters of their own, while staying true to the originals.
November 10, 2018
Although X-Men: First Class is not the best film of its kind, it certainly does its genre justice.
November 6, 2018
What's most remarkable about First Class, the fifth in the series of X-Men films, is that it's the first one since the original that inspires a want for more.
November 4, 2018
This is not an empty popcorn film. It has a heart, a mind, and a healthy stock of endorphins.
August 29, 2018
What if women could only contribute to the plot while in their underwear?
March 22, 2018
Add in some spectacular battle sequences and crisp characters, and it makes one of the best superhero movies in years.
October 24, 2017
Good actors make you care, even if the story doesn't.
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.
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