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X-Men: First Class Reviews

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
June 10, 2011
Cartoonish, and not always in a good way, this installment still provides a metaphor for the outsider in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 9, 2011
Among the year's more pleasant surprises in terms of blockbusters and would-be blockbusters is Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 8, 2011
X-Men Awkward but RIghts itself in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
June 8, 2011
I'm generally sick of remakes and relaunches and reboots, but this revamped X-Men origin story is kind of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
June 8, 2011
very nicely envisioned with impressive SPFX, until the climactic 1962 battle which jumps (or teleports past) the shark. Still, it is the best of the "X-Men" films
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
June 8, 2011
Talk about jazzing up a tired-out franchise. X-Men: First Class does that and more.
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
June 7, 2011
This entertaining prequel is more like James Bond meets The Dirty Dozen than a comic book story about mutants with superpowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David Poland
TNT's Rough Cut
June 7, 2011
Take the superpowers out and you have a pretty good foundation for a Bond or Mission:Impossible. And that's a pretty revolutionary idea for the comic book niche.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 7, 2011
Matthew Vaughn guides the film with a sure hand, allowing plenty of room for the dramatics to unfold without getting too dark or serious
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
June 7, 2011
by concentrating less and less on the humanity of the story as the film progresses, and more and more of cheap tricks and flat supporting roles, [it] shortchanges itself and the audience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
June 7, 2011
The best "comic book" movie I have seen in some time. Good cast, good acting, good special effects - the whole production was first class.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
June 7, 2011
Good effects and themes overcome a glaring plot hole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 7, 2011
The characters are well-drawn and the story is compelling. The acting is solid and the special effects and action scenes are well-done.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kam Williams
June 7, 2011
What's next? How about a flick where the D-Day assault on the beach at Normandy is led by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
June 7, 2011
Reboot brings youth, wisdom, and a politically open mind to the summer action flick
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
June 7, 2011
This prequel offers a good deal of fun
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 6, 2011
Gruelingly antiseptic... an exercise in the ill-paced, the redundant, and the flat-out boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 6, 2011
Serviceable but seems more dutiful than dynamic, and is muddled by all sorts of random false notes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Armond White
New York Press
June 6, 2011
The entire film is a hackneyed exercise.
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
June 6, 2011
It reinvigorates the series with a sense of purpose and direction. It's exactly what the professor ordered to make the heroes of 'X-Men' seem super again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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