The Wolverine
The Wolverine (2013)

Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in this sequel to the member of the X-Men's first solo outing. Mark Bomback and The Usual Suspects' Christopher McQuarrie penned the script, which takes its inspiration from the Chris… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 3, 2013
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although its final act succumbs to the usual cartoonish antics, The Wolverine is one superhero movie that manages to stay true to the comics while keeping casual viewers entertained.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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 ...

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Christy Lemire

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.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Tossing aside everything that had made it distinctive, the film's final segment retreats to a generic industrial space for weightless computer generated destruction. Such a shame, as this was almost a real movie.

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Wesley Morris

Getting [Wolverine] to the movie's above-average finale required three writers - Christopher McQuarrie, Mark Bomback, and Scott Frank - to pad the plot.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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.

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Chris Stuckmann

The action is swift, Jackman is jacked, and the 3D looks great. Where the film falters is the final act, which turns into a silly cartoon.

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Jesse Hassenger

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So here we have the brand new sixth installment in this rather overdrawn franchise. A sequel to the third in the original trilogy, not really anything to do… More
xGary Xx
Logan has renounced violence after the death of Jean Grey but becomes embroiled in the affairs of the Yakuza whilst protecting a dying friend's… More
KJ Proulx
It may be a little more generic at times than you may want, but "The Wolverine" has many special moments that will genuinely leave you in awe. This… More
Michael S
After the mildly disappointing "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the confusingly and rather generically titled "The Wolverine" is a sizable step… More
Edward Boxler
The Wolverine shows potential early on, but a ridiculous action sequence on board a train undermines the dark tone and the film quickly plummets below… More
Cynthia S.
3 3/4's stars - Good movie...not a great movie. I actually had to restart it again after falling asleep to it the first time. This is UNHEARD of for me… More