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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 88 )
  • 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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This prequel draws new energy from supersmart casting, plus the shrewd notion of setting the beginnings of the X-Men saga in the early 1960s. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An elaborate origins story with more datelines than an issue of Condé Nast Traveler (Oxford! Miami! Argentina! Poland!), X-Men: First Class has some fun trying to explain how Professor X, Magneto, and all those mopey mutants came to be. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's big, bright, savvy, and so expansive you'll undoubtedly leave feeling you got your money's worth. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Audacious, confident and fueled by youthful energy. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    So while X-Men: First Class at first takes its source material with just the right amount of self-deprecating seriousness, it founders in the second half, when it becomes overburdened with squirrelly plot mechanics and an excess of self-evident dialogue. show more

  • 80
    Scott Tobias NPR

    It's not the artistry of X-Men: First Class that's particularly striking; though it's finely crafted, the film feels less the product of a visionary director than of the Marvel movies machine working at maximum efficiency. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Most of the actors live their roles, and Fassbender (Rochester in the last "Jane Eyre") is superb as the wolflike, undisciplined assassin. 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!!

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  • August 03, 2011 arkinsman
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    Great movie. These actors did a fantastic job!

  • August 02, 2011 yeraci7
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    I loved X-Men: First Class. Very, very good movie and now i now what happened to prof. xavier and mangneeto. I loved the moved.

  • October 15, 2011 Themoviemafia
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    Pretty great movie. Loved it

  • July 07, 2011 Sir James
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    I think the trailers were so bad it may have hurt the openning weekend for this movie but the movie itself works well and was very entertaining. I like james mcavoy but as hard as I try I cant picture him growing into patrick stewart. Once you get over that the movie is very cool and kevin bacon was a true surprise I look forward to the next one

  • July 06, 2011 born2die18
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    I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. They did a great job of making a serious, but not \"dark\"(i.e. Dark Knight) comic book movie, something which has eluded studios for years. But don\'t worry it\'s not TOO serious, it\'s still a fun movie to watch.

  • July 02, 2011 ppchl942
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    I liked it a lot. Glad i watched it instead of Hangover 2 or transformers...although i\'ll eventually end up watching those.

  • July 02, 2011 jkcefalu
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    No doubt the best X-M


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