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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Caught in the slipstream between action and angst, Man of Steel is a bumpy ride for sure. But there's no way to stay blind to its wonders. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is a pretty good action movie that justifies bringing back the Superman franchise -- a dubious proposition to begin with -- by taking the plight of the superhero seriously. Henry Cavill is charismatic in the lead role, Amy Adams is an ideal Lois Lane and, as the villain, Michael Shannon does the best Michael Shannon impersonation you've ever seen. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The story, while sometimes soaring, is other times grounded by a hyperactive and numbing vibe. But Henry Cavill has the strapping good looks of the comic icon, and humanity to match his superheroism. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Here's one more studio extravaganza brought down by numbing action and an addiction to generic digital effects. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    At least an hour of Man of Steel's excessive running time is devoted to the sort of crash-and-burn, slamming-into-skyscrapers CG fight scenes that we've already seen in "The Avengers" and "Dark Knight," "Iron Man," and "Spider-Man." Man of Steel is just the same old same old. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The serious-minded result has many super-cool moments. But when it gets clunky, it’s super-meh. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    As much spectacle and action — minute-by-minute, frame-by-frame — as any movie anyone could think of. Zack Snyder’s huge, backstory-heavy extravaganza is a rehab job that perhaps didn’t cry out to be done but proves so overwhelmingly insistent in its size and strength that it’s hard not to give in. show more

  • 60
    NPR

    What it fails to supply much of — surprisingly, it must be said — is fun. This is serious business, Snyder seems always to be saying. This is badass. And given the sheer logistical size of the spectacle on display, it's a position that's hard to argue with. show more

  • 87
    Film.com

    If the word “epic” has lost its meaning in the throes of recent summers, Man of Steel forcefully redefines it. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve. show more

  • January 13, 2014 scout2107
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    Great movie!

  • December 26, 2013 ja00000000097599
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    This movie is awesome, it felt like the Superman that I knew in the cartoons and in the comics, I love this movie.

  • November 13, 2013 Ben
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    Have to see this if your a fan of Superman at all better than I thought it would be!

  • November 06, 2013 Dwayne Wayne
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    More realistic version of fighting (like difference between Jedi\'s fighting in old Star Wars movies vs newer), and also more realistic view of the worry of how humans would react to an alien. Interesting changes to Zod and the whole Krypton culture and technology. Movie was better than I expected.

  • August 23, 2013 unrepentant1944
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    I loved Man of Steel..... This was the superman of my youth, 60 years ago....

  • August 13, 2013 Craig McKendree
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    I was so bored that I walked out of the movie and went home to watch Law and Order re-runs instead of wasting my time on this goofy movie.

  • August 11, 2013 kscckr
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    The movie is Great!

  • August 04, 2013 fm00000000127618
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    FINALLY! REDEMPTION IS HERE! The movie that finally has resuscitated Superman from the ultimate doom that Superman Returns sent him to. Brilliant story line, excellent special effects, and the characters were well played.

  • July 30, 2013 gi00000000159378
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    This movie was so bad, that the announcement of a Superman vs Batman movie doesn\'t sound the least bit interesting. Bear in mind, I thought the Batman movies were brilliantly done. The worst movie I\'ve seen in years...easily...with the excpetion of Movie 43

  • July 21, 2013 xb00000000158253
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    This is a great movie!!!

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