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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    This feast of fantasy is worth it. show more

  • 50
    Andy Seiler USA Today

    Missing are well-choreographed action scenes, likable characters and involving plot twists. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Doesn't match up against the new millennium martial artistry of "The Matrix," nor do the special effects - but he knows how to establish characters and relationships. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A solid action story with inventive battles (one on the Statue of Liberty) and satisfyingly gooey special effects. show more

  • 90
    Cody Clark Mr. Showbiz

    The best kind of summer blockbuster -- the kind that makes you immediately crave a sequel. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Balances brains, brawn and heart in ideal proportions. The actors - some first-rate, all enjoyable - never get overshadowed by the special effects, which dazzle us without gory excess. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The most enjoyable piece of pop fantasy of the summer; sleek, elegant, exciting and wildly, outrageously imaginative. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Spectacular special effects and sets. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    X-Men flies to the rescue with superheroes who have real substance. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I started out liking this movie, while waiting for something really interesting to happen. When nothing did, I still didn't dislike it; I assume the X-Men will further develop their personalities if there is a sequel. show more

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