X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

The explosive X-Men motion picture trilogy officially draws to a close with this release that finds Rush Hour director Brett Ratner stepping in for Bryan Singer to tell the tale of a newly discovered mutant "cure," and the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Brett Ratner has replaced the heart and emotion (and character development) of the previous X-Men films with more action and explosions. The film should still provide ample entertainment, but viewers may truly wish this to be the Last Stand.

David Ansen

Sillier than the Singer versions, Ratner's movie is also -- for this less-than-reverent X-Men fan -- more satisfying.

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David Denby
New Yorker

What a comedown, after the weirdly beautiful things Singer and his technicians did in the first two movies.

Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A mostly fun movie, but also one not given the full emotional room to breathe that it has over the course of the trilogy earned.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

X-Men: The Last Stand has shifted the shape of the franchise from pretty good, if uninspired, to terrifically entertaining.

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Stephanie Zacharek

The Last Stand is a hugely ambitious picture, and it would have been far more successful if Ratner had scaled it down to focus more on the interaction between the characters.

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Joshua Starnes

It's kinda lame. There's slightly more to it than that, but basically, that's what X-Men: The Last Stand boils down to.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

[I] found myself strangely moved by the sense of relationships, friendly and unfriendly, coming to an end in a dull return to normality in the world of humans and mutants.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

[Director] Ratner makes a hash of the story and characters his predecessor brought to such complex, sympathetic life, delivering a pumped-up exercise in mayhem, carnage and blunt-force trauma.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
The first X-Men gave us promise. X2 made us proud to be comic book fans. X3 makes us want to cower down and cry. It's crap from the opening shot right… More
Al S
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Phil Hubbs
So what happened to the Nightcrawler? he was a good soft centred character with potential in the last film, what the Hadoken?? So yet again after the following… More
Nikhil Nandu
The character development which was key to the other two's success was lost in the midst of this anti-climactic explosion. Goes against comic books, kills… More
KJ Proulx
The third film in the franchise is hard to compare to the others, because it feels distant and sloppy. This movie has great thrills, however fails to create any… More
Michael Edwards
To be honest there are none of the X-men movies I like, except for Last Stand, especially since this is the one X-men film that everyone seems to hate which I… More