Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. The movie is overplotted, a soulless maze of special effects and relentless action.
  2. Of the many comic book superhero movies, this is by far the lamest, the loudest, the longest. Good Lord, what an epic sit. My rear end deserves a medal...I wish I could say it wasn't so, but for most of us, this "X" marks a splat.
  3. Reviewed by: Jim Agnew
    What the movie needs more than anything is a script. The story is very disappointing and near the end, things start to get weirder and weirder.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 255 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 96
  2. Negative: 3 out of 96
  1. MatthewL.
    Mar 14, 2004
    Excellent, better than the first film...
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    "X2" is a rare movie that bests its prequel "X Men" with stunning visuals, violent but watchable fighting sequences, and its ability to add new characters and develop their own stories. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    When it could focus on insight and enlightenment, it chooses to instead focus on self-acceptance character-wise, and sci-fi action sequences plot wise. The film only hints at what it could be throughout its entire duration. Full Review »