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.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Dumbed down, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it's the worst superhero movie since Green Lantern.

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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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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

I felt, with this film, that the use of 3D was actually exhilarating.

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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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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Just when you think this whole superhero business means the end of civilization as we know it, along comes a glimmer of hope. The Amazing Spider-Man, amazingly, lives up to its billing.

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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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AP Kryza
Willamette Week

While it never soars to the heights of Raimi's first two films, it manages to be at once exhilarating, hilarious and bold.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A clumsy copy of that Spider Man movie released only a decade before, taking an infinitude of time to retell the same thing. The 3D (original, not converted) is… 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
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