• Spider-Man (2002)


Release Date: May 3rd, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

"Spider-Man" centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility."

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Manganiello

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Marvel Films, Laura Ziskin Productions

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Growing up, Love, Amusing, 2000s, Girlfriend, Brash

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film feels contained — its design, visual effects and cinematography all in the right balance and proportion. Spider-Man is the hero, and not some element in the filmmaking process. show more

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    This is a rare twisted crowd-pleaser for longtime fans as well as novices -- or for those that don't know an arachnid from an insect. show more

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
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