Skip to main content

PG| 2 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).

Cast: Christopher Reeve , Gene Hackman , Marlon Brando , Margot Kidder , Ned Beatty , Jackie Cooper , Marc McClure , Glenn Ford

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Science fiction

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Release Date: January 1st, 1978|2 hr. 31 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • Superman is a pure delight, a wondrous combination of all the old-fashioned things we never really get tired of: adventure and romance, heroes and villains, earthshaking special effects, and -- you know what else? Wit. show more

  • Estimates of the movie's costs range between $35-and $70-million; whatever the price, it was not too much to pay. As gods go, Superman is one of the godliest; his movie is one of the best. show more

  • There's no doubt that it's a flawed movie, but it's one of the most wonderfully entertaining flawed movies made. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

similar movies

  • Superman II (1980)

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

  • Superman III (1983)

  • Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X