Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
Watch On
  1. 100
    It's hard to recall the last time a big-ticket summer movie delivered so fully on its promise.
  2. Reminds us of just how exciting and satisfying the fantasy cinema can be when it's approached with imagination and flair.
  3. 90
    Maguire and Dunst keep Spider-Man on a high with their sweet-sexy yearning, spinning a web of dazzle and delicacy that might just restore the good name of movie escapism.
  4. An exuberance, a celebration, a hoot, a kick and a half.
  5. 90
    Just about the truest and most satisfying screen adaptation most anyone could have ever hoped for.
  6. 90
    What holds the movie together is its modest, sweet spirit.
  7. The effects are smashing, yet there's a heart behind them.
  8. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    90
    Spider-Man brings the beloved comic-book character to the screen with both angst and action undamaged by the move.
  9. Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
  10. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    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.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 553 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 180
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    8
    "Spiderman" is a movie that flows like a comic; its rough but smooth, has deep character depth with witty dialogue, and most of all its pure"Spiderman" is a movie that flows like a comic; its rough but smooth, has deep character depth with witty dialogue, and most of all its pure fun just to watch your friendly neighborhood swing into widescreen action. Full Review »
  2. AdamB.
    Apr 8, 2007
    10
    One of the greatest movies of our time, "Spider-Man" brings to us a whole new genre of heroism and action. Even in 50 years, this movie will One of the greatest movies of our time, "Spider-Man" brings to us a whole new genre of heroism and action. Even in 50 years, this movie will be widely revered like it is today. Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    10
    This, along with X-Men from 2000, paved the way to the great comic book movie renaissance of the 2000s. A true masterpiece that will beThis, along with X-Men from 2000, paved the way to the great comic book movie renaissance of the 2000s. A true masterpiece that will be remembered by many Spider-Man fans all over the world. Full Review »