X-Men

X-Men

Out Now On-Demand

Trust a few. Fear the rest.

Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star in the first installment of the X-Men film series, directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects).

Two mutants, Rogue (Paquin) and Wolverine (Jackman), come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organisation with similar powers.

Directed by

Written by

  • David Hayter
  • (based on the comic of the same name by Jack Kirkby and Stan Lee)

Studio

Marvel Entertainment

Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Blockbuster

104mins

Rating: M Violence & offensive language

USA

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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The events that end the movie are sort of anticlimactic, and the special effects, while energetic, are not as persuasive as they might be.

Los Angeles Times

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An accomplished piece of work with considerable pulp watchability to it.

New York Times

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Clumsy when it should be light on its feet, the movie takes itself even more seriously than the comic book and its fans do, which is a superheroic achievement.

Rolling Stone

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It sucks that this choppily edited film appears rushed and incoherent in ways that cheat the story of its human resonance and the stunts of their anticipated pow.

TimeOut (UK)

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Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement.

Variety (USA)

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X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.

Village Voice (New York)

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It ain't saying much but, when it comes to stoopid fun, X-Men could be the summer movie to beat.