X-Men: The Last Stand
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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 polarizing effect it has on mutant/man relations. With the pressure on mutants to give up their powers and pledge alliance with the human race reaching a critical turning point, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) urges tolerance and understanding as his nemesis Magneto (Ian McKellen) gathers a powerful resistance in preparation for the ultimate war against… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

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"Sillier than the Singer versions, Ratner's movie is also -- for this less-than-reverent X-Men fan -- more satisfying."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"What a comedown, after the weirdly beautiful things Singer and his technicians did in the first two movies."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"It's the first halfway decent summer movie so far."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"Yes, Ratner's music-video attention span and inability to linger on a shot ... blunts the impact of some of [the] big emotional moments. Nonetheless, he liked Singer's films as much as you did, and he hasn't tried to fix what ain't broke."
‑ Gary Susman, Boston Phoenix
"X-Men: The Last Stand has shifted the shape of the franchise from pretty good, if uninspired, to terrifically entertaining."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Nothing really feels at stake other than box-office opening-weekend numbers"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"X-Men: The Last Stand is far from perfect, but it does manage to move in the direction of a crowd-pleasing thrill ride without completely lobotomizing itself."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"[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."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"[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."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"X-ecrable."
‑ , Film4
"Though it's not the best installment of the series, with many, many present flaws, it sure is a very entertaining film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Exciting and filled with edge of your seat action that gripped me until the very ending."
‑ Brian Gibson, Film School Rejects
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