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PG-13| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
"Spider-Man" centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility."

Cast: Tobey Maguire , Willem Dafoe , Kirsten Dunst , James Franco , Cliff Robertson , Rosemary Harris , J.K. Simmons , Joe Manganiello

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Action, Fantasy

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Spider-Man (2002)

Release Date: May 3rd, 2002|2 hr. 1 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 10 )
  • Maguire and Dunst keep Spider-Man on a high with their sweet-sexy yearning, spinning a web of dazzle and delicacy that might just restore the good name of movie escapism. show more

  • The superhero part of the movie will leave audiences with a flat feeling, thanks to computery-looking special effects and a sagging story line. show more

  • This is a rare twisted crowd-pleaser for longtime fans as well as novices -- or for those that don't know an arachnid from an insect. show more

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  • June 14, 2012 Dry Master
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    Wonderfully crafted for a live-action film of spider-man! Sam Raimi has gave something that we would want to come back! Brilliant acting and perfect story. I sure hope someday they re-release this film in 3-D!

  • August 11, 2011 movieman928
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    Pretty good suer hero movie! Its not cheasy!!! Well for a super hero movie...

  • December 29, 2010 Weston
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    Amazing Movie!!!!

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