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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 35
  2. Negative: 11 out of 35
  1. It's done with an agreeable confidence and flair, the actors all fit comfortably in their roles and the effects are fun.
  2. I don't think it will seriously disappoint longtime fans, but it made me itchy as I watched it unfold in ways that the comics never did when I read them in the '60s.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    A wildly uneven, sporadically slapdash action-adventure that amuses in fits and starts.
  4. 40
    The release of Fantastic Four marks the beginning of the end for movies based on Marvel Comics' upper tier of characters.
  5. A comic-book movie unashamed of its roots, meaning it's unabashed about being silly, overwrought nonsense, which works to its benefit--so much so that you're almost rooting for it by the end.
  6. It needed a star like Clooney at its center, and a character actor like Alan Rickman as Dr. Doom. You don't expect realism from a comic-book movie, but you do want the characters to seem larger than life.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    25
    From less a purist's standpoint than a seeker of serviceable junk food, this comprehensive waste of time is too bouncy to be an "Elektra" bummer, but should make Marvel mascot Stan Lee think twice about burning another lucrative bridge with unintentional hilarity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 154
  2. Negative: 51 out of 154
  1. Jan 20, 2015
    10
    Un film coinvolgente,composto da un cast straordinario,peccato che a molti non è piaciuto.A me è piaciuto principalmente per la storia e per iUn film coinvolgente,composto da un cast straordinario,peccato che a molti non è piaciuto.A me è piaciuto principalmente per la storia e per i personaggi,sia il primo che il secondo capitolo li ritengo all'altezza della trilogia di Spider-Man creata da Sam Raimi. Expand
  2. Sep 28, 2013
    9
    Don't listen to the other critics on this one, Fantastic Four is fantastic! The effects are great, some moments are humorous, and it actuallyDon't listen to the other critics on this one, Fantastic Four is fantastic! The effects are great, some moments are humorous, and it actually moves along without lagging. Expand
  3. StephenC.
    Jul 29, 2007
    6
    The story is good, but the only part I liked was the one action sequence
  4. Sam
    Oct 26, 2005
    5
    Even though it's no Batman and Robin (by this I mean it's not terrible), it's still no Batman Begins (by this I mean it's Even though it's no Batman and Robin (by this I mean it's not terrible), it's still no Batman Begins (by this I mean it's not Spectacular). That is pretty much the whole movie, the FX are not terrible but aren't great, the acting isn't awful but not classic, and the only thing that isn't either is the dialouge, and I don't mean that in a good way. Batman Begins, Red Eye, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the Underated War of the Worlds are still better, but I will more likely than not still get this. I won't use money or gift certificates though. I'll wait for my birthday or if my friend wants to give it. So it's good, but I won't use money top own it though. I disagree with almost everyone who said this was the best movie of the summer, but I'm not calling them retarded or stupid as I usually do, since the only time I do it is when they insult my opinion, and since they don't I'll respect their opinion, as long as they respect mine. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2012
    3
    Spiderman 2 raised the bar for the superhero movie. Fantastic Four misses the cut in every way imaginable.
  6. JayD.
    Jun 28, 2007
    3
    The writers of this script need to be taken out and shot! Casting is likewise terrible, in that Jessica Alba out acts the vast majority of The writers of this script need to be taken out and shot! Casting is likewise terrible, in that Jessica Alba out acts the vast majority of actors in this film. I don't recommend this movie to anyone over the age -of let's say- eight. Expand
  7. RobertoL.
    Sep 17, 2005
    0
    Worst comic book film ever.

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