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  • Director: Bryan Singer
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Fantasy
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 131 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    May 22, 2014
    91
    Once every couple of years, a movie comes along to remind us how satisfyingly complex the genre can be. Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the “Batman” saga did that masterfully. On a slightly less ambitious scale, so does X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  2. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    May 22, 2014
    88
    To reboot the X-Men franchise, director Bryan Singer, who first gave these characters screen life fourteen years ago, has crafted a continuity-lover's nightmare.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    May 22, 2014
    83
    I couldn’t follow many of the ins and outs of the time-travel scenario, and I’m not altogether sure that the filmmakers could, either. It doesn’t really matter. It’s enough that the movie is fun. We shouldn’t also expect it to make sense.
  4. Reviewed by:  Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    May 21, 2014
    75
    For better or worse, X-Men: Days Of Future Past is the first Marvel movie to truly embrace comics-style storytelling.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    May 22, 2014
    75
    “Days” is fast, smart, well-acted, and intermittently inspired, and if you don’t know or care who Beast or Blink or Storm are, you can safely skip it.
  6. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    May 22, 2014
    70
    As usual, the characters — and the performers playing them — step unto the breach to provide just enough wit and feeling to make Days of Future Past something other than a waste of a reasonable person’s time.
  7. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    May 12, 2014
    40
    The film squanders both of its casts, reeling from one fumbled set-piece to the next. It seems to have been constructed in a stupor, and you watch in a daze of future past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 228
  1. May 23, 2014
    10
    This is the best X-Men movie so far, the story is great, the cast is incredible, the action scenes are amazing. This movie exceeded my expectations and I'm sure it will surprise you from the beginning to the end... and, I have a new favorite movie now... Expand
  2. May 26, 2014
    10
    By far the best X-Men movie with smart plot, genius story lines to tie up loose ends! Love, love, love it! And of course, Mystic, was AMAZING! Biting my nails and covering my eyes with suspenseful thrill! Fun, fun! Expand
  3. May 30, 2014
    10
    the best x men movie made so far, this will delight you in so many ways. the outstanding ensemble with great action sequences, to a nearly flawless story (you unfortunately cant deny the confusion the x men time frame has created), and the exciting score- this film is simply awesome!! after the devastating x-men: the last stand, you will be glad to find Bryan Singer as the ultimate director and storyteller.
    this is undoubtedly the best marvel film ever and no match for all the other petty stunts.
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  4. Jun 25, 2014
    9
    Prior to watching this: I've seen all of the past X-Men films except for X-Men Wolverine. I have not read the comics but I have seen some of the cartoons.
    Review:
    Pros: Great, smart and philosophical story. Mostly great acting. Great action scenes. Best of all the X-Men films.
    Cons: Can't think of any
    4.5/5 - Good enough to pay to watch it in the cinema and perhaps buy the DVD.
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  5. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a big fan of the X-Men series. This film though is an exception. It has an incredible cast of actors, from up-and-comers like Omar Sy and James McAvoy to veterans like Patrick Stewart or Sir Ian McKellen. The film also a great balance between political intrigue and fun superhero action. That is why I believe this is not only the best superhero film of all time, but also one of the best political thrillers of all time. I give Days Of Future Past a 9 out of 10 stars. Expand
  6. May 27, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Most of the cast from First class returns 10 years later...This is the best part of the movie...

    The problems begin by adding Professor X in the future when in xmen 3 he dies. Yeah I know he shows up in another body in the after credits, but that body is not the same. He should have just showed up at the end with everyone else. My next problem is shoehorning wolverine into this movie. It was annoying in Xmen first class and its even more annoying making him the protagonist in this movie. But I understand he had to be there to erase the mistakes of those 5 movies which were Xmen1-3 and the 2 wolverine movies. I loved this idea. But this would have worked better if there was no wolverine.

    In the comic kitty pride was the one who went back in time. But it would not have worked in this film because she was not born yet. This would have been a great way to introduce quicksilver using his speed to go back in time...Wait...Where have I seen that before? Anyway why not introduce a new mutant that can time travel or send bishop back like she was doing to at the beginning of the movie.

    Now comes the part with quicksilver. Why don't we see Emma frost or Scarlet witch and since its 10 years later why doesn't quicksilver look like a 9 year old?

    The other thing they forgot to mention is Nightcrawlers birth and Azazel being the father. Then there's the beast transformation that never was explained. Lastly Magneto using train rails to control the Sentinels in which they still disobey him.

    I wish they address some of these matters in the next movie. So for now its a good sequel to First class.
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  7. Jun 7, 2014
    0
    This movie was all over the place. It felt like a ginormous retcon that only ended at the same place we started all those years ago.....except Wolverine has a bit of grey in his hair while everyone else somehow looks exactly the same as they did in the first movie.

    A lot of the mutant powers werent shown very well and were tweaked in order to fit whatever grand idea Singer had in his head. From Bishop's absorption power being turned into a glorified super soaker to QuickSilver being more of a time-controller than a mutant who could run faster than sound. A small gripe that slightly cheapened some scenes for me.

    The plot, pacing, and characterization were what really brought the movie down for me. A lot of it was just sub-par.
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