X-Men: First Class Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
With spectacular effects and an engaging story, X-Men: First Class is a standout period adventure film that just happens to be about superheroes.
July 14, 2015
Great action, riveting drama, real dilemmas and interesting characters... X-Men: First Class is fun all the way.
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