• Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel

Release Date: June 14th, 2013

DVD Release Date: November 12th, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

With the imminent destruction of Krypton, their home planet, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife seek to preserve their race by sending their infant son to Earth. The child's spacecraft lands at the farm of Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, who name him Clark and raise him as their own son. Though his extraordinary abilities have led to the adult Clark (Henry Cavill) living on the fringe of society, he finds he must become a hero to save those he loves from a dire threat.

Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff

Director: Zack Snyder

Genres: Action , Science fiction , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Warner Bros., Syncopy

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, Brooding, Small town, Sacrifice, Growing up, School

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As much spectacle and action — minute-by-minute, frame-by-frame — as any movie anyone could think of. Zack Snyder’s huge, backstory-heavy extravaganza is a rehab job that perhaps didn’t cry out to be done but proves so overwhelmingly insistent in its size and strength that it’s hard not to give in. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At least an hour of Man of Steel's excessive running time is devoted to the sort of crash-and-burn, slamming-into-skyscrapers CG fight scenes that we've already seen in "The Avengers" and "Dark Knight," "Iron Man," and "Spider-Man." Man of Steel is just the same old same old. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Here's one more studio extravaganza brought down by numbing action and an addiction to generic digital effects. show more

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