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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, RogerEbert.com
"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)
"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
"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
"After this Origins film, the Wolverine character had the potentially of crashing and burning. Thankfully, it did not."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"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 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
"Looks like someone decided to take the Wolverine spin-off series seriously."
‑ Chase Whale, ChaseWhale.com
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