The Wolverine
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a relief to come across a blockbuster that finds a location and stays there, rather than hopping desperately from one place to the next ..."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Director James Mangold's film features some breathtakingly suspenseful action sequences, exquisite production and costume design and colorful characters, some of whom register more powerfully than others."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Director James Mangold and credited screenwriters Scott Frank and Mark Bomback develop Logan as a complex individual, rather than just using him as to provide still more hokey backstory and empty action."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, PopMatters
"Not a classic, but The Wolverine proves solid"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"It's basically a high-budget take on an old-school samurai flick, with Wolverine as the ronin. And it's as awesome as it sounds."
‑ AP Kryza, Willamette Week
"Getting [Wolverine] to the movie's above-average finale required three writers - Christopher McQuarrie, Mark Bomback, and Scott Frank - to pad the plot."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Too quickly the random fights pile up -- so many yakuza thugs who forgot to wear chain mail that morning -- and you yearn for the film that might have been."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"The film is at its best when it is most reflective of the source material that inspired it, and it disappoints where it most fails to live up to that source material. ...I regret it didn't achieve more."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"The directorial skills Mangold applied to "Heavy," "3:10 to Yuma" and "Walk The Line" are in evidence, especially in an understanding of the Western's dynamics of quietude, then release."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Jackman shuffles along with zombie obligation, as though he can't believe how much money he's been paid to go through these motions."
‑ Daniel Barnes, Sacramento News & Review
"It restores the tarnished lustre to this most fan-beloved of Marvel characters by doing precisely what Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's near-sacred 1982 run did: It pumps some feeling into the guy along with his muscles and steel talons."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"Mangold front-loads the action, but near the end there's a first-rate fight atop a bullet train between Wolverine/Logan and some especially pesky ninjas. It puts the train fights in the recent The Lone Ranger to shame."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The standard action sequences pile up, interspersed with Wolverine's mooning about in a funk because he's lost the will to live."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Despite the faults, it's invigorating to see a franchise take its most popular character into uncharted emotional territory"
‑ Bryan Bishop, The Verge
"Preferring to stay broody and small-time, this minimalist noir, with little dialogue and no world-threatening schemes, intriguingly sustains its culture clash and blurring lines between man, beast and monster."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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