X2

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The time has come for those who are different to stand united.

The second X-Men film with the cast and director Bryan Singer returning. Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his team of genetically gifted heroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker (Brian Cox). Storm (Halle Berry), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) must team with nemeses Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Mystique (Rebecca Romijn) to unhinge Stryker's scheme to exterminate all mutants.

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Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

134mins

Rating: M Medium level violence

Canada, USA

Variety (USA)

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Bigger and more ambitious in every respect, from its action and visceral qualities to its themes.

Time Out London

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The emotional spectrum has widened, too, encompassing buoyant mirth and heroic tragedy.

Guardian (UK)

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Bigger, brasher, sexier but much, much more confusing.

Empire (UK)

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During shooting, Singer constantly referred to The Empire Strikes Back as his template -- and, by jove, he's made a movie that's worthy of the comparison.

Sydney Morning Herald

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Best of all, this is a film which excites the eye without numbing the brain.

New York Times

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It succeeds pretty well in rising to the challenge that most sequels face: how to give the audience more of what it responded to the first time while feeding its appetite for novelty.