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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Superman returns with a bang. Singer tarnishes his hero's halo with just enough sexual longing and self-doubt to make him riveting and relatable. That "S" on his suit has a whole new meaning: He's a Soul man. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie consistently delivers in lots of little ways, but in a big way only once, in a spectacular sequence that begins with a series of earthquakes and culminates in an airline catastrophe. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A rousing spectacle. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The daunting logistics of Superman Returns have obviously affected the director's work -- thus the hit-or-miss continuity of the narrative -- but Bryan Singer hasn't been defeated by them. While his movie can be cumbersome, it's consistently alive, and that is saying a lot when many such productions are dead in the water, on land or in the air. Also, how can you resist the charm of a fantasy in which everyone gets his news from newspapers? show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A spectacularly satisfying reworking of the legend of Kal-El. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    America's favorite superhero reappears in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, and all we can say is, "Man, oh Man of Steel, it's good to have you back." show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Director Bryan Singer positions this new film as a sequel to Donner's film, and his Superman -- played with winning fortitude by newcomer Brandon Routh -- is less a Man of Steel than a Man of Heart. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Bryan Singer's super, soulful and very expensive new resurrection of the venerable big-screen franchise, ups the ante with must-see results. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Superman Returns is not only a credit to the first two Superman movies; it may be the best of the series. Its combination of romance and fantasy adventure is unparalleled in superhero comic book-to-movie sagas. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    By giving the hero's inner plight so many dimensions, Superman Returns brings a richer, grander perspective to a seminal character without changing his essence. It's a profoundly personal take on a universal icon, made by a filmmaker who continues to improve with each movie. show more

  • November 25, 2012 usmcmartinez
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    I love Superman but when is Superman going to fight someone worth his time? When are movie producers going to drop Lex Luther and give Superman a real challange? I would love to see Superman fight a real supervillan like Iron Man, Spiderman, the Advangers and the X-Men do. Come on Movie producers, give us a REAL Superman.

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  • May 04, 2009 CarolineJacobo
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    I personally loved this movie, had never watched any Superman movie so it was awesome, I think Routh did a wonderfull job and the character suits him perfectly, it is a good secuence and not boring at all, I watch it anytime I can......LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  • June 02, 2009 robbie61987
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    You have no idea of superman, and would not know a good movie from a cheap box of cigars.

  • July 29, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    the trailer made it look great BUT the movie itself was a LITTLE good. not bad, its kinda worth it

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