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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The climax is the biggest letdown, a giant hash of crosscutting and unremarkable (in an era in which we've seen everything) CGI."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"It uses the themes of the previous movies to build an intelligent, fast-paced, and highly entertaining prequel."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"A competently made, sporadically entertaining superhero action movie that will make a lot of money for Marvel and Fox."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"As visually impressive as X-Men: First Class can be, Vaughn is a natural storyteller and he never loses sight of what the big picture is."
‑ Benjo Colautti, We Got This Covered
"Comic-book lovers, fans of alternate history, and fantasy-prone moviegoers in general are all sure to find something to love about X-Men: First Class."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As X-Men films go, this one gets the job done and is certainly better than Last Stand or Wolverine. But there are still just too darn many X-Men."
‑ Leah Rozen, The Wrap
"This blazing "pre-boot" breathes new life into the sagging franchise"
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Good, clean summer movie fun where the money they spend is up on the screen - with actors and effects"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"This new entry to the "X-Men" saga will please fans and non-fans of the comic book heroes alike, shaking things up by giving us a little something new from the franchise."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"One of the five worst films of 2011. Inexplicably acclaimed, incredibly dumb."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"Looks and feels like a very cheesy Cold War-era B movie..."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"New decade; same ol' same ol'."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Magneto used to be a globe-trotting Bond-a-like and Xavier was a beer-chugging ladies man? Admit it, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart suddenly seem much more interesting."
‑ Matt Looker, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Matthew Vaughn still proves that he's a terrific and entertaining filmmaker, while still retaining a distinct style."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"A first-rate action film with great special effects and an effective origin tale to tell--perhaps the best of the X-Men series so far."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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