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X-Men Reviews

July 15, 2015
The X-Men comic books have spawned a cottage industry of mutant characters, and the movie helps make sense of these legions while offering the established fan base something new to cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2015
Exciting mainly because anything can happen and does, the movie drags a bit as it approaches a climax set on top of the Statue of Liberty. But once there it revives.
July 15, 2015
This is a film that should satisfy fans of the hugely popular comic book and audiences who can't tell one uncanny X-Man from another. Mutants rule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2015
The script could be a lot snappier, particularly during some virtually unexplained rivalry banter between Marsden and Jackman, but X-Men is a decent start to what will no doubt be an immensely profitable series of negligible but enjoyable summer movies.
April 15, 2013
The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman.
July 6, 2010
X-Men, it must be said, has only a few truly thrilling moments. This is not a picture that tries to blow you out of your seat. But more than any other big movie this summer, it has a consistently inventive vision.
April 17, 2007
X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.
June 24, 2006
Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement.
May 27, 2006
It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy.
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
January 16, 2003
A rarity, a comic-book movie with a satisfying cinematic design and protagonists you want to watch.
August 8, 2001
A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans.
May 10, 2001
It sucks that this choppily edited film appears rushed and incoherent in ways that cheat the story of its human resonance and the stunts of their anticipated pow.
January 1, 2000
The direction sometimes lacks vibrancy and occasionally obscures the action and special effects.
January 1, 2000
X-men is fitfully satisfying.
January 1, 2000
It's darker, more complex and far more substantive than anything in the Superman or Batman cinematic series.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Sleek, entertaining and stacked with flashy special effects.
January 1, 2000
An accomplished piece of work with considerable pulp watchability to it.
January 1, 2000
The film is effectively paced with a good balance of exposition, character development, and special effects-enhanced action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This feast of fantasy is worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
X-Men lacks the style and substance of such top-drawer science-fiction movies as The Matrix or The Empire Strikes Back.
January 1, 2000
The events that end the movie are sort of anticlimactic, and the special effects, while energetic, are not as persuasive as they might be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
If you're a fan of those Marvel Comics mainstays -- Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey -- this is your lucky day.
January 1, 2000
Visually entertaining.
January 1, 2000
An entertaining adaptation of the classic comic book, boasting excellent special effects and sets.
January 1, 2000
X-Men could have been a lot worse.
January 1, 2000
Had it simply ignored or abbreviated the inescapably hackneyed origin stuff, the movie might have been in a position to break some ground.
January 1, 2000
What X-Men offers are outrageous makeup and costumes, gaudy overproduction and that bland, dopey dialogue.
January 1, 2000
X-cess is the biggest problem with X-Men.
January 1, 2000
The film is stranded between too many poles to be effective on any level.
January 1, 2000
Clumsy when it should be light on its feet, the movie takes itself even more seriously than the comic book and its fans do, which is a superheroic achievement.
January 1, 2000
It ain't saying much but, when it comes to stoopid fun, X-Men could be the summer movie to beat.
January 1, 2000
X-Men fights a skewed, rerun version of yesterday's battles.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
One must give credit for the film's cheeky attitude to director Bryan Singer.
January 1, 2000
X-Men will exceed your expectations.
January 1, 2000
X-Men crosses its X with a flourish.
January 1, 2000
It's a film X-Men fans can embrace and action fans in general can appreciate.
January 1, 2000
An engaging popcorn movie in a summer that's littered with duds.