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One of the most popular superhero teams in comic book history finally comes to the screen in this big-budget adaptation of the long-running Marvel Comics series. Psychic Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) leads a school of skilled mutants called X-Men, a peacekeeping force to safeguard the world against a race of genetically mutated humans known as Homo Sapiens Superior. However, Magneto (Ian McKellen), a mutant with a powerful magnetic charge, has also begun to organize a team to strike first against what he believes to be a threat from humanity. When he kidnaps Rogue (Anna Paquin) from the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"It's a rich, impressive comic-book fantasy."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"The deft way that Singer and company have transferred the action comics to the big screen reps one of the best efforts since Superman II."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"X-Men's myriad of positive attributes generally compensate for its less-than-enthralling stretches."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A very good comic book adaptation with great performances, true entertainment value, and wonderful direction..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"X-Men plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"All these characters with their odd powers are inherently absurd and they throw a barrel of wrenches into the machinery of a coherent narrative."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"These are superheroes who largely regret their powers because of the trouble that they bring."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"A superb cast and spotless direction from Bryan Singer make this one a summer must-see, and a film that goes right alongside the first Batman and Superman as genre bests."
‑ Bob Grimm, Sacramento News & Review
"Apart from the brushed metal production design and pin-sharp camerawork, this offers only moderate excitement."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A rarity, a comic-book movie with a satisfying cinematic design and protagonists you want to watch."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Of course, the wide-open ending practically shrieks "sequel," so rest assured this is only the beginning of a new super-franchise. Here's hoping Joel Schumacher doesn't get his hands on it."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Good direction and talented ensemble"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"As summer movies go, X-Men is remarkably crisp and economical."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
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