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  • Summary: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 39
  2. Negative: 11 out of 39
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    May 13, 2013
    75
    Wolverine is a solid start to the ever-lengthening summer movie season, when all that matters is the bang and the bucks paid for it.
  2. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    Apr 29, 2013
    67
    You won’t be upset you saw it, you’ll have some fun, you’ll see Wolvie beat the living hell out of a helicopter. These are good things, and it’s why studios are provided huge budgets to play with in the first place.
  3. 63
    A perfectly adequate superhero comic-book movie, all explosions, chases, gunfights, sword fights and blood feuds. There’s even a little humor in it.
  4. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Apr 29, 2013
    50
    There's little of the seen-it-all, wise-guy acerbity that made his character in the X-Men trilogy stand apart from his fellow mutants. Here, he just glowers.
  5. Reviewed by: Sukhdev Sandhu
    May 13, 2013
    40
    A compromise, a ghastly hybrid, a film that appears to have pirated and wrecked its own potential.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick de Semlyen
    Apr 29, 2013
    40
    Can everyone stop making moody origin stories now, please? While not a disaster, this isn’t the claws-out, rampaging adventure we hoped for. No-one cares where Wolverine found his jacket — a spin-off with him kicking ass in Japan would have been way more fun.
  7. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Apr 29, 2013
    20
    The story, devised by David Benioff and Skip Woods, is largely meaningless, and the emotions are no more than functional—they set up the next fight.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 51
  2. Negative: 12 out of 51
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    How am I the SECOND PERSON to rate this movie after two years!? Anyways, it is an action flick and a very good one at that, but only for the action.
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    8
    While I didn't hate X-Men The Last Stand, it wasn't anywhere as awesome as the first two. So I was worried this movie would be worse. Thankfully, I was wrong, and improved on aspects that I didn't like from X-Men 3. Sure, it's still not as good as the first two (which both get a 10 from me), but it sure looks like the X-Men franchise is heading towards improvement. Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2013
    7
    This movie is great, it has the action, special effects, good cast and some badass and funny scenes, but it isn't compatible with the other X-Men movies (there are some flaws in the story) or the comics (Deadpool), and there are many unnecessary scenes and CGI effects and moments as well as flaws in logic in certain events that can put down that great atmosphere that movie creates. And one thing that pissed me off the most is that Logan and Victor were brothers that went through decades together, fought many wars side by side and who know what else not and then all of a sudden their relationship went 180 in one night?? Logan just walks away and Victor calls him 3 times and we now go our separate ways... that is almost insulting.
    This is yet again a story that is to long for a movie but still it was crushed into a 1 and a half hour movie and every thing in it seems rushed.
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  4. Jan 28, 2011
    5
    X-Men Origins is not a bad movie, after all, Hugh Jackson is still great, but the poor screenplay and some unconvincing visual effects make this film a large step bellow the first two entries! Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    4
    Wolverine is one of my favorite comic book characters that makes this film all the more painful. Although Hugh Jackman does a great job the story is just silly. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2011
    4
    Disappointing origin story for a character who was already overexposed. The story is lacking, with the only moment of interest being the scene we already knew happened. When Wolverine fights, there is no sense of urgency because he cannot die, a fact that is never explained or developed in any way. The action can be cheesy and the acting mediocre. There are some nice cameos from other X-men characters, such as the Blob and Gambit but this remains an unsatisfying installment in the series. Expand
  7. Jun 12, 2011
    0
    The worst travesty possible against the most bad ass x-man. Wolverine was portrayed as a candy ass in this so called movie, he is the best there is at what he does even though what he does is not very nice. Did the jackass that made this "Movie" ever read a wolverine comic book or for that matter a Dead Pool comic book what a tool find a new career to suck at you bloated hack. Expand

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