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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: 78 out of 156
  2. Negative: 51 out of 156
  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. Mar 10, 2011
    6
    It's not one of Marvel's best titles, it's settles on mediocrity and never really goes anywhere all that interesting, but some good actionIt's not one of Marvel's best titles, it's settles on mediocrity and never really goes anywhere all that interesting, but some good action sequences and humor help hold up the bland plot, an ok movie that fans of the comic will appreciate. Expand
  4. ChuckM.
    Dec 10, 2005
    5
    This hearkens back to the good old days of comic book movies that have no plotlines or reasonable dialogue. Comicdom's first family is This hearkens back to the good old days of comic book movies that have no plotlines or reasonable dialogue. Comicdom's first family is given the 1960's camp treatment instead of the intelligence offered to Spider-Man & Batman Begins - or even the Hulk. Disappointing to a lifetime FF fan, but not unentertaining. Expand
  5. KeenanS
    Aug 9, 2009
    4
    An insipid, and painfully stupid comic book flick. This film quite simply; is not fantastic on any level. From the numerous cliches, to the An insipid, and painfully stupid comic book flick. This film quite simply; is not fantastic on any level. From the numerous cliches, to the stupid action scenes, to the awful dialogue and humor, Fantastic Four falters under the weight of its ineptitude and fails to entertain. You have much better options when it comes to comic book films like; Watchmen, Sin City, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, or the Spider-Man trilogy. Go see one of those instead. Expand
  6. JerkGuy
    Oct 11, 2007
    3
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  7. RobertoL.
    Sep 17, 2005
    0
    Worst comic book film ever.

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