Man of Steel
Man of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: June 14, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 12, 2013
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
55%
Flixster
User Score
75%

Also Available On



Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Man of Steel's exhilarating action and spectacle can't fully overcome its detours into generic blockbuster territory.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Christliness has always been an element of the Superman myth. But this film's near literal insistence upon it becomes absurd since director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer don't dramatize the analogy, they presume it.

Full review…
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

There's very little humor or joy in this Superman story.

Full review…
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

Snyder is an adrenaline junkie forever jonesing for a fix; he does less building to the action beats than backing each one into the next.

Full review…
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

No fun costume change in a phone booth, no wowing humans with his powers and no repartee with reporter Lois Lane.

Full review…
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

There's plenty to like in Snyder's hectic, rowdy film. But by the time we reach the bludgeoning excesses of the last half-hour it's hard to shake the sense that this was an opportunity at least partially missed.

Full review…
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times

A curiously empty exercise in blockbuster filmmaking, Man Of Steel is full of sound and fury signifying... you know what.

Full review…
David Denby
New Yorker

The movie consists of endless declamation, endless violence.

Full review…
Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Cavill broods handsomely as Superman, but this reboot skimps on fun and romance.

Full review…
Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal

I'm excited to see where Man of Steel goes, now that it's accomplished its own bit of world building. There's every reason to expect the inevitable sequels will be better.

Full review…
More reviews for Man of Steel

Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
For someone who has never been a fan of Superman as a character, this movie is not really impressive, as it relegates to flashbacks every dramatic scene that… More
Tony Gandía
It's hard to not pass judgment on a film without comparing it to its predecessors if the source material is well known. Unfairly or not, a critique of… More
Kevin M. Williams
A most difficult proposition here: a story over 50 years old that you want to enjoy but may be inclined not to (you've probably got a favorite already) -… More
Wildaly M
This was mostly flashy action and fighting scenes showcase rather than a movie itself. Where the heck did the plot, the character development, and all the… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Compared to what 'Superman Returns' offered in 2006, 'Man of Steel' come back with a stronger power to drawn the audiences attention by… More
Dan Schultz
A derivative, disappointing restart to the "Superman" franchise about the life of Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), an adopted alien from another planet, and… More