The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-chosen cast and sure-handed direction allow The Amazing Spider-Man to thrill, despite revisiting many of the same plot points from 2002's Spider-Man.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

This is a grittier webslinger saga, led by a Peter Parker with swagger and angst and a tone defined more by emotional resonance than wide-eyed wonder. It still has plenty of fizz.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

On the whole, it's passable stuff, a surprise, given how mechanical the masked character seemed.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Could we please try telling a decent story for a change instead of worrying so much about setting up a damn franchise?

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Dana Stevens

This might be a fun summer blockbuster if only it even remotely needed to exist.

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Laremy Legel

If you've seen half a dozen superhero films, and the box office results suggest you have, then you've also seen what "The Amazing Spider-Man" has to offer.

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Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive

Is 'The Amazing Spider-Man' amazing? Yes. But get ready to get caught in a web of recent nostalgia.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The Amazing Spider-Man is considerably more fun-and, yes, even touching-than so premature a reboot had any right to be.

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Tom Charity

At 28, Garfield's slightly older than Maguire was when he played Peter Parker in 2002, but his combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor is immediately appealing.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This reboot works with a freshness and seriousness that was often missing from the 2002 Tobey Maguire film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The AMAZING Spider-Man? well not quite. With the Raimi franchise finished only five years ago in 2007 did we need a reboot of this super hero? in my opinion no… More
Edward Boxler
Spider-Man was by no means a film that needed rebooting. But The Amazing Spider-Man is about on par in terms of quality; it's just a different… More
familiar stranger
Not so amazing, after all. Watchable, but not completely enjoyable.
Samuel Riley
A far more loyal film towards the comics than Sam Raimi's trilogy. However, it doesn't mean that this film is better than Raimi's. Even though… More
KJ Proulx
Giving a film a darker tone does not necessarily mean it is going to make it better, but this film does it properly. Keeping in mind that there is a definitely… More
Christian C
The only thing "Amazing" about this Spiderman Film is that the script made it to the screen. Dreadful.