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PG-13| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different backgrounds -- Charles grew up with a wealthy family, while Erik lost his parents at Auschwitz -- the two become close friends. As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear war, Charles and Erik with other mutants join forces to save humanity. However, a situation soon tears the friends apart.

Cast: James McAvoy , Michael Fassbender , Rose Byrne , Jennifer Lawrence , January Jones , Nicholas Hoult , Oliver Platt , Jason Flemyng

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Genres: Science fiction, Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011|2 hr. 10 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In this cheerfully perverse origin tale of Magneto, Professor X and their mutant team, Vaughn delivers a fireworks display of action, smarts and fun, plus a touch of class from actors who can really act. show more

  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Uneven, occasionally silly, true, but it's also an improvement over 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand." show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This X- Men is indeed first class: an exciting, bold and thoroughly enjoyable summer blockbuster. show more

  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    Good movie really gets the genesis for the story in a good sense and vary impressed with the main character\'s acting. btw best cameo ever with wolverine!

  • September 10, 2011 Kira
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    X-Men: First Class was amazing. I don\'t care what anyone said. James McAoy and Michael F. were just wonderful. I really wish they would have a second part to this. It would rack in so many viewers if you ask me. :D It was epically perfect!!

  • August 16, 2011 yx00000000098550
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    =)

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'X-Men: First Class' Sequel: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender And More Reportedly Sign For Second Film

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What has been rumored since before "X-Men: First Class" even opened in theaters appears to be near fact: Matthew Vaughn will return to direct a sequel to the X-Men origin story, with stars like...

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