Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Superhero comic book movie with a script so feeble it might have been written with crayons.
  2. An ambitious, frustrating drag.
  3. Isn't juvenile, it isn't even infantile. It's prenatal!
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 246 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 54
  2. Negative: 3 out of 54
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    The movie pertains flawed graphics and hurriedly finished character development. However, "X Men" is nevertheless one of the grand comic-based movies of the proud Marvel Studios. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 29, 2005
    The Spiderman films are the modern crown jewels of the Marvel films, but this X-men stuff, it's not bad. Deals a lot with prejudice and minorities, and issues of such (starts off in WW2, for heaven's sake). THe action's decent, but I yearned for Yuen Mo Ping's choreography (The Matrix, Crouching tiger hidden dragon). Not bad at all. Full Review »
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    An interesting and well made comic book movie, with intelligent social commentary and decent action, but ultimately one that doesn't lead anywhere, and ends up feeling like it exists just to build to something we don't get to see (the sequel). Full Review »