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X-Men Reviews

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Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
March 12, 2008
As summer movies go, X-Men is remarkably crisp and economical.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Relative newcomer Hugh Jackman is a real find as the brooding Wolverine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Harvey
April 17, 2007
X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement.
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May 27, 2006
It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy.
Mike Barkacs
July 5, 2005
Simply a fluffy, big screen version of a simple comic book -- nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 26, 2004
Superior to any Batman except the 1989 movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2003
Finally, a movie based on a comic book that actually succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
I don't say this often, but bring on the sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Call it a gift from cinema heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joshua Tyler
April 29, 2003
Not as disturbingly dark as Batman, but yet it still has the hard gritty edge that keeps the audience riveted to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
All these characters with their odd powers are inherently absurd and they throw a barrel of wrenches into the machinery of a coherent narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 4, 2003
Singer was wise enough to keep the fight scenes silent instead of featuring the usual inane banter of most comic-book movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Nuņez
March 7, 2003
X-cellent, X-citing, X-quisite, X-hilarating. Shall I go on?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Entertaining and reasonably intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 16, 2003
A rarity, a comic-book movie with a satisfying cinematic design and protagonists you want to watch.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Should be the blueprint for all super-hero films to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Somebody, at least, made sure that a movie based on a comic book wasn't a comic book on screen, but instead, thankfully, just a really good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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