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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The perfect summer movie, that is if you're eight years old or under. For the rest of us, the sequel to the first "Fantastic Four" that miraculously amassed more than $150 million in 2005, is a plotless, brainless, witless bore. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the most enjoyable pictures of the season. show more

  • 63
    USA Today

    Doesn't quite live up to the billing, but it improves mightily on the original. And the superhero family can thank its new addition for the upgrade. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Good fun -- more fun than in the original -- punctuated by some lines of admirable awfulness. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The closest FF:ROTSS gets to wit is when Johnny convinces a reluctant Reed to attend a bachelor party, after promising the uptight groom-to-be that there won't be any "exotic dancers." show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's almost a surprise that the sequel is actually better - much better - than the original. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An improvement of sorts over the lifeless 2005 edition. show more

  • 63
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    It's a decent comic-book movie that delivers its goods with good humor and a minimum of bloat. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Like its predecessor, this is a basic bungalow of a flick, where low-maintenance superheroes take their ease and you can pay your (dis)respects painlessly enough. In short, okay to visit, wouldn't want to live there. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    When will the people who adapt comic books into films realize that less can be so much more? show more

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