X2: X-Men United
X2: X-Men United (2003)

When a failed assassination attempt occurs on the President's (Cotter Smith) life by the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming), it's Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his School for Gifted Youngsters who are targeted… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tightly scripted, solidly acted, and impressively ambitious, X2: X-Men United is bigger and better than its predecessor -- and a benchmark for comic sequels in general.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

There's little zest, less grace and, particularly in the writing, no creative spark to ignite the imagination.

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

The emotional spectrum has widened, too, encompassing buoyant mirth and heroic tragedy.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Bigger and badder than No. 1, but still a blast.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The plotting seems dangerously self-interested, being concerned almost exclusively with the survival of the mutants themselves, and, behind the succulent effects, the tone is oddly hectoring.

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John Anderson

Very smart, if way too long.

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

'X' hits the spot.

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Todd McCarthy

Bigger and more ambitious in every respect, from its action and visceral qualities to its themes.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Suffice to say that I was steadily engrossed and entertained and ultimately moved by a drama that is, in the end, more human than mutant.

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

This has set the standard very high for this Summer and it will be interesting to see what, if any films, can match its calibre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
X2: X-Men United not only improves on its predecessor in every way, it creates a stunning universe populated with incredible characters. Everything I loved… More
KJ Proulx
This movie triumphs as a great superhero film! Definately the best of this young franchise. There is absolutely no room for improvement. Just keep the pace the… More
Phil Hubbs
So Toad and Sabretooth are dead and buried then it seems, guess they weren't that popular huh. Not surprising seeing as they were the worse characters from… More
xGary Xx
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Nikhil Nandu
More super heroes. More action. More ambitious. More fun.
Eugene Bernabe
Bryan Singer's sequel to the mutant-based saga is more in-depth and captivating than its predecessors. The film does well in blending in the excessive… More