X-Men: Days of Future Past
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Much of this takes place in the early 1970s, which gives the filmmakers an excuse to haul out lots of vintage kitsch and make some rather tasteless references to the Vietnam war."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Quicksilver ... is the coolest of this picture's new guys, zipping around so fast ... that he can taste soup, rearrange guards' limbs, and nudge bullets off their trajectories all in the time it takes to blink."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR
"As with much of Singer's filmography, the intrigue of the idea ultimately overshadows the execution."
‑ Neil Miller, Film School Rejects
"The picture has the energy of a classic cliffhanger serial and really zips along, skipping from one plot point to the next."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Ambitious and epic in scale and intimate in execution, X-Men: Days of Future Past seal[s] the deal on the slow-burn comeback started by clever prequel X-Men: First Class and pulpy spin-off The Wolverine."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dark Horizons
"The results are both dazzling and intimate, clever and - during one tour-de-force sequence - spectacularly funny."
‑ Christy Lemire, ChristyLemire.com
"The plot is about a fearful society whose expansion of its security apparatus has unintended consequences, but Singer doesn't even touch the story's topical resonances... There's also no real moral quandary to be grappled with."
‑ Alex Pappademas, Grantland
"Shows Singer exercising some much-needed control over the franchise he built 14 years ago and wrangling a lot of loose ends -- a welcome return, and although the material itself is a little unwieldy, it successfully brings together characterizations."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"If you just think of each franchise X-Men film installment as a stand-alone alternative history, it will go easier for your brain."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"I cannot recommend the film to anyone not firmly grounded in X-MEN lore"
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"I would be remiss not to note that tucked away amid all the existential melodrama is perhaps the most hilarious set piece ever to grace a superhero film."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Perhaps more than any other superhero franchise, X-Men captures the overlapping fantasies of being unique yet not alone, and of being a hero but also being saved."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A well-polished action vehicle that fits nicely into this franchise's canon of films, but it is by no means groundbreaking."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"... A rollicking good time that's satisfying in its own right and opens up many new sequel possibilities."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"With references to Vietnam and with President Nixon as a key supporting character, the film continues the X-Men tradition of being politically and sociologically conscious..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
More reviews for X-Men: Days of Future Past on Rotten Tomatoes