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
RogerEbert.com

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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Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters

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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Wesley Morris
Grantland

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 New York

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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Mark Hughes
Forbes

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.

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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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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

The standard action sequences pile up, interspersed with Wolverine's mooning about in a funk because he's lost the will to live.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Christian C
Not a great story -- nor are the motivating forces fully explained. With a touch of Deus ex machina driving the story along, I have to say I feel disappointed.… More

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