The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 19, 2014
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the cast is outstanding and the special effects are top-notch, the latest installment of the Spidey saga suffers from an unfocused narrative and an overabundance of characters.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Despite the efforts of Electro, the franchise is running shockingly low on juice.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The trouble with director Marc Webb's disappointing sequel is it wants to have it both ways: to take seriously human connection and loss and also spin the spectacular and pulpy... Spider-Man 2 never locates that sweet spot.

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Kyle Anderson
Nerdist

It could easily be shorter and no one would be mad, but personally, I thought it was a tonal improvement on the last film and actually made me care that I was watching a movie about Spider-Man.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

About the best thing one can say about this fiasco is that Webb has taken only two films to reach the same exhausted, exhausting endpoint that Raimi required three to achieve. It's progress, of a sort.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

The studios and the producers have to split the difference -- between excellence and adequacy, between darkness and light, between seriousness and fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might have been split too far. It doesn't taste like anything.

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David Blaustein
ABC News Radio

Although it drags at times and is simply too long, dampening the emotional impact of some key plot points, the fine performances -- particularly Garfield's and a fine closing scene -- will leave you thinking this Spider-Man is still kind of amazing.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

This is a movie that needs to remove a piece of jewelry.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I think I'll pass on The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

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Nick Hasted
The Arts Desk

Everyone has done an excellent job on director Marc Webb's exciting, well-crafted sequel to his first Spider-Man film. But it's impossible to reboot audiences' brains, and forget the same job was done even better, only the other day.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
It's been a while since I've seen this so let's make this quick, yeah? For a movie receiving so much hatred towards it that it has led audiences… More
familiar stranger
Not much to be savored here. Fails to rise above mediocrity in almost every department.
Nicki Marie
Meh. Normally Spiderman is the only one of the superhero movies I can sit through. I really liked the series with Tobey McGuire. This version I liked less so… More
Kase Vollebregt
This superhero sequel has some of the best special effects you'll see all year, but all the computer polish can't save the sloppy narrative. It just… More
Phil Hubbs
The Spider-Man is back and this time he's got a new villain to fight! The same complete principle yet again but...a different villain, or two...wash rinse… More
Al S
A truly electrifying blast of explosive action, great humor, strong performances and superb special effects that will keep your eyes glued to the screen.… More