Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four (2005)

Marvel's first family of comic superheroes takes the world by storm as the longest running comic book series in history comes to the big screen. Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, who can elongate his body; Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, who… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Marred by goofy attempts at wit, subpar acting, and bland storytelling, Fantastic Four is a mediocre attempt to bring Marvel's oldest hero team to the big screen.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Marvel Comics continues to empty out its stable of superheroes with this entertaining tale.

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Matt Singer
Village Voice

Before the inevitable and surprisingly anticlimactic battle with Doom, we are treated to two extreme-sports demonstrations, several training montages, [and] an ill-advised love triangle.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Lee and Kirby built Marvel Comics on the foundation of the FF and it's no stretch to say this franchise could still be going strong a decade later with a better opening act.

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Mark Salisbury
Time Out

Fantastic it most certainly ain't.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Bland performances throughout. And really, who wants to make Jessica Alba the invisible girl? What a bad idea. I want her to be visible at all times.

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Julian Roman

Fantastic Four is terribly miscast. It's poorly written, visually uninteresting, and worst of all, boring. The film drags considerably. There are huge gaps without any action and it brings the pacing to an unbearable crawl.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

A garish mediocrity.

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Stephanie Zacharek

It exists largely to entertain and delight, which used to be precisely what summer blockbusters were engineered to do.

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Joshua Starnes

Fantastic Four is actually very true to its source material - often literally so - but generally misses the spirit entirely.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
As far as super hero flicks go this was good stuff and fun to watch. I was surprised and Jessica Alba won me over for her hot points :)
Al S
It's non-stop, fantastic and exhilarating fun from beginning to end. A spectacular and astonishing movie with a great story and great character… More
Phil Hubbs
Not THE Fantastic Four oh no...its simply Fantastic Four here, much cooler. So this is the first major production for the Four after the now cult Roger Corman… More
Wildaly M
Fun and action-packed superhero movie. Despite the cheesy moments throughout, I liked it. It's watchable.
KJ Proulx
"Fantastic Four" hits the big screen in style, but sadly that is all it has going for it, as most of it's style overcomes it's substance… More
Daniel Perry
Competent entertainment, and a fun feuding dynamic between youngish heroes not quite ready for the limelight, but it's basically just the Marvel Origin… More