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The Amazing Spider-Man

Overview


Genre :

Superhero, Action, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

July 03, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Marc Webb

Starring :

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott, Annie Parisse, C. Thomas Howell, Julianne Nicholson, Chris Zylka, Miles Elliot

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : A-

“..this Spidey reboot refreshes an old story through the on-trend notion of making a Marvel superhero less...super-heroic..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..this satisfying reboot slings a darker Spidey, a stronger romance and a welcome slew of tongue-in-cheek humor..”
by Jordan Mintzer [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..sometimes dull and mostly uninspired, it's much less a satisfying reboot like "Batman Begins" than a pointless rehash in the mode of "Superman Returns"..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2.5 of 4

“..it has less action, humor, imagination and vitality..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2.5 of 4

“..is at least better than Raimi's Spider-Man 3, which was a mess..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 4

“..a Spider-Man that touches the heart. Now that really is amazing..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 4

“..a smart-talking, web-slinging, thug-busting superhero..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..a mostly slick, entertaining and emotionally involving recombination of fresh and familiar elements..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [Variety]
Review rate : B+

“..a grittier webslinger saga, led by a Peter Parker with swagger and angst and a tone defined more by emotional resonance than wide-eyed wonder. It still has plenty of fizz..”
by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News]
2 of 4

“..a disappointment on every level, from Garfield's sullen performance to the dull script that plods old roads. Decent special effects, though..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
Review rate : C+

“..a deflated end to a too-familiar story..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ann Hornaday [Washington Post]
Reviewed by Christopher Orr [The Atlantic]

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LATEST REVIEWS

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]