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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Last stand? My ass. Billed as the climax of a trilogy, the third and weakest chapter in the X-Men series is a blatant attempt to prove there is still life in the franchise. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Almost as mindless as "Fantastic Four," but more annoying in that this one has philosophical pretensions. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Has a couple of emotionally resonant scenes that build on the first two story lines. But it lacks the intriguing moody quality of the previous films. The mutants are more pumped up and angry this time, rather than misunderstood and conflicted. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Surprise, surprise. X-Men: The Last Stand, the third big-screen convocation of mutant shape shifters, weather changers, ice makers, energy suckers, healers and telepaths from Marvel Comics, has shifted the shape of the franchise from pretty good, if uninspired, to terrifically entertaining. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While I didn't love it, I enjoyed The Last Stand because it made me imagine the mutant powers I want to develop. I'm thinking along the lines of merging Rogue's suction abilities with Storm's controlled-rain skills. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Ratner is unable to maintain the emotional intensity that has made this series so deeply epic. But he sure knows how to put on a show. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Though the picture is not without its wow-inducing, SFX-driven moments, that potent X-factor is considerably diminished in Singer's absence. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I liked the action, I liked the absurdity, I liked the incongruous use and misuse of mutant powers, and I especially liked the way it introduces all of those political issues and lets them fight it out with the special effects. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The happiest news about the third (and final?) X-Men movie is actually quite sad: headstones. Yes, The Last Stand brings the lamentable deaths of several major characters. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It delivers pretty much what's expected. show more

  • March 27, 2011 hjt43434
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    The final installment (most likely) fits perfectly with the first two movies.

  • January 21, 2009 robbie61987
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    No it was a mess. Just about every Marvel movie Fox has done has either been a disapointment or a joke, and X3, X2, Daredevil, and the FF either have fallen into one or more of those terms/

  • January 04, 2009 john
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    Great movie. I thought so.

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