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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/Vulture
"It uses the themes of the previous movies to build an intelligent, fast-paced, and highly entertaining prequel."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"Vaughan, Singer and their team bring together a new X-Men holy trinity (McAvoy, Fassbender and Lawrence) and turn the tide on a franchise that had delivered two point blank shots to fans heads with The Last Stand and Origins."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"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
"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, TheWrap
"This blazing "pre-boot" breathes new life into the sagging franchise"
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"X-Men: First class doesn't quite live up to its title, but incoming director Matthew Vaughn gets enough right to put the tired franchise back on track. Some of the teen mutant stuff is silly, but Fassbender is - wait for it - magnetic."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"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
"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
"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
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