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  • Summary: Dr. Charles Xavier gathers children from all over the planet who were born with an added twist to their genetic code. Known as the "X-factor" these children can perform extraordinary feats. Dr. Xavier calls them his X-Men.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    90
    The best kind of summer blockbuster -- the kind that makes you immediately crave a sequel.
  2. Balances brains, brawn and heart in ideal proportions. The actors - some first-rate, all enjoyable - never get overshadowed by the special effects, which dazzle us without gory excess.
  3. 80
    Exciting mainly because anything can happen and does, the movie drags a bit as it approaches a climax set atop the Statue of Liberty.
  4. 75
    X-Men flies to the rescue with superheroes who have real substance.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    Recedes to a string of mere action exploits. These are proficiently executed but, for all their visual authority, not much more than routine.
  6. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    60
    Stylish, exciting and an occasionally poignant sci-fi adventure spectacle.
  7. Isn't juvenile, it isn't even infantile. It's prenatal!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 59
  2. Negative: 3 out of 59
  1. Jun 22, 2011
    10
    This masterpiece is the movie that unleashed the superhero renaissance of the 2000s. As someone who enjoyed X-Men as a kid, I was superThis masterpiece is the movie that unleashed the superhero renaissance of the 2000s. As someone who enjoyed X-Men as a kid, I was super excited when I heard they were making a movie, and the movie was indeed worth it. Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2013
    9
    Really good acting,writing,music,costume,visuals and action. But the CGI effects and pacing is kind ofReally good acting,writing,music,costume,visuals and action. But the CGI effects and pacing is kind of ghetto.......................................... Expand
  3. Jun 8, 2011
    8
    It has been a while since I have seen any of the X-Men Movies and I have to admit that I am a sucker for them. Overall the original wasIt has been a while since I have seen any of the X-Men Movies and I have to admit that I am a sucker for them. Overall the original was amazing and the only problem with the film is the limited amount of likable characters. The only one person that I cared for was Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood who always ends up hanging out with these strange crowds. Expand
  4. ManveerR.
    Feb 18, 2006
    8
    Great movie and great action!
  5. Feb 27, 2013
    7
    The superior cast and well crafted dialogue doesn't quite quell the underwhelming feeling brought about by a story that should reflect theThe superior cast and well crafted dialogue doesn't quite quell the underwhelming feeling brought about by a story that should reflect the best of the comics, but instead is unfocused and flirts with mediocrity. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2013
    7
    X-Men is a very solid super hero flick. Some criticism could be leveled in it's direction concerning a lack of depth, but everything has toX-Men is a very solid super hero flick. Some criticism could be leveled in it's direction concerning a lack of depth, but everything has to start somewhere. Expand
  7. JerkGuy
    Sep 28, 2007
    1
    This film wasn

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