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X-Men (2000)



Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 154
Fresh: 126 | Rotten: 28

Faithful to the comics and filled with action, X-Men brings a crowded slate of classic Marvel characters to the screen with a talented ensemble cast and surprisingly sharp narrative focus.


Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 35
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 14

Faithful to the comics and filled with action, X-Men brings a crowded slate of classic Marvel characters to the screen with a talented ensemble cast and surprisingly sharp narrative focus.



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One of the most popular superhero teams in comic book history finally comes to the screen in this big-budget adaptation of the long-running Marvel Comics series. Psychic Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) leads a school of skilled mutants called X-Men, a peacekeeping force to safeguard the world against a race of genetically mutated humans known as Homo Sapiens Superior. However, Magneto (Ian McKellen), a mutant with a powerful magnetic charge, has also begun to organize a team to strike first

Nov 21, 2000


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All Critics (155) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (126) | Rotten (28) | DVD (54)

The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman.

April 15, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.

April 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy.

May 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Slate | Comment (1)
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All these characters with their odd powers are inherently absurd and they throw a barrel of wrenches into the machinery of a coherent narrative.

April 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (4)
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A rarity, a comic-book movie with a satisfying cinematic design and protagonists you want to watch.

January 16, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Magazine
New York Magazine
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The deft way that Singer and company have transferred the action comics to the big screen reps one of the best efforts since Superman II.

June 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

These are superheroes who largely regret their powers because of the trouble that they bring.

May 27, 2011 Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm

Of course, the wide-open ending practically shrieks "sequel," so rest assured this is only the beginning of a new super-franchise. Here's hoping Joel Schumacher doesn't get his hands on it.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

X-Men's myriad of positive attributes generally compensate for its less-than-enthralling stretches.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.

January 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Good direction and talented ensemble

December 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews

A very good comic book adaptation with great performances, true entertainment value, and wonderful direction...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A superb cast and spotless direction from Bryan Singer make this one a summer must-see, and a film that goes right alongside the first Batman and Superman as genre bests.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

As summer movies go, X-Men is remarkably crisp and economical.

March 12, 2008 Full Review Source:

Relative newcomer Hugh Jackman is a real find as the brooding Wolverine.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

Simply a fluffy, big screen version of a simple comic book -- nothing more, nothing less.

July 5, 2005 Full Review Source:

What makes this film such a success is its seriousness on the subject of proper and improper responses to oppression, its unique and memorable characters, its cleverness and visual imagination, and its refusal to degenerate into a bloodbath.

January 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Looking Closer
Looking Closer

Superior to any Batman except the 1989 movie.

June 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Comments (3)

Finally, a movie based on a comic book that actually succeeds.

December 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

I don't say this often, but bring on the sequel.

May 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Blather
Film Blather

Call it a gift from cinema heaven.

May 14, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

Audience Reviews for X-Men

A strong cast, keen director and uncanny story. X-Men is entertaining in exposing moviegoers to the world of mutants. Bryan Singer's vision of this Marvel adaptation is crisp and simple, but yet terrific in more ways than one. A great summer blockbuster that's tasteful for all audiences. 4/5
May 7, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

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It does carry the feeling that's it's been rushed a little but otherwise the introduction into the X-Men world is an entertaining one. It's edgy and has good intentions to not be too formulaic like other Marvel films. The direction and story is sometimes flimsy but the actors especially Jackman, Stewart and McKellen are perfect for their roles. It has some good action sequences, style and is overall not a bad start to the franchise. By no means perfect, but a faithful adaption.
April 2, 2012
Directors Cat
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Mutants and humans can't live together. There's always prejudices.
March 1, 2012
T Tsang

Super Reviewer

This is exacly what it should be....maybe not rogue...
September 18, 2011
Martin Sahlin

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    1. Wolverine: Hey! it's me.
    2. Cyclops: Prove it!
    3. Wolverine: You're a dick.
    4. Cyclops: Okay.
    – Submitted by Evan T (9 months ago)
    1. Magneto: Let's point those claws of yours into a safer direction.
    – Submitted by Joe O (12 months ago)
    1. Magneto: Lets just say God works too slowly.
    – Submitted by Brendan C (16 months ago)
    1. Rogue: When they come out does it hurt?
    2. Wolverine: Every time.
    – Submitted by Brendan C (16 months ago)
    1. The Toad: Don't you people ever die?
    – Submitted by Augusta M (20 months ago)
    1. Wolverine: Hey, it's me.
    2. Cyclops: Prove it.
    3. Wolverine: You're a dick.
    4. Cyclops: Okay.
    – Submitted by Karthi K (20 months ago)
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