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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Reviews

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Overview


Genre :

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

May 01, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Gavin Hood

Starring :

Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Lynn Collins, Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am, Troye Mellet, Dominic Monaghan, Danny Huston, Daniel Henney, Scott Adkins, Kevin Durand, Troye Sivan

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

2 of 5

“..Wolverine is not as hateful as X-Men: The Last Stand, but it's still a big old mess..”
by Nick de Semlyen [Empire Magazine]
2.5 of 4

“..Wolverine is a nearer match to Daredevil than Iron Man..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..suitably filling, if not always nutritious..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
1 of 5

“..silly and typical..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..shorter and less pretentious than "Watchmen," but almost programmatically unmemorable..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
2 of 4

“..As a popcorn movie, "Wolverine" isn't a disaster..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
3 of 4

“..a satisfyingly crunchy action flick..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
3 of 4

“..a quintessential popcorn movie..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
1 of 4

“..A crude blunderbuss of a superhero movie..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
3 of 4

“.."X-Men: Origins" is sharp enough to get the job done..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Reviewed by John Anderson [Washington Post]

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LEGEND :

“..while he arguably fails to rein in his leading man (or half of him), screenwriter-turned-director Helgeland has a light touch, leavening the ultra-violence - and there are gory scenes - with a flair for absurdity..”
by Helen O'Hara [Daily Telegraph]

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“..Jay Karas doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel as he puts this odd couple through the paces of getting in shape and reconciling old wounds, but he's helped by some laugh-out-loud quirk in Gene Hong's screenplay, nice comic chemistry between the two leads..”
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BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS :

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CONTRACTED: PHASE II :

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EVEREST :

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by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

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