X-Men (2000)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Faithful to the comics and filled with action, X-Men brings a crowded slate of classic Marvel characters to the screen with a talented ensemble cast and surprisingly sharp narrative focus.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

The X-Men comic books have spawned a cottage industry of mutant characters, and the movie helps make sense of these legions while offering the established fan base something new to cheer.

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Stephen Thompson
AV Club

The script could be a lot snappier, particularly during some virtually unexplained rivalry banter between Marsden and Jackman, but X-Men is a decent start to what will no doubt be an immensely profitable series of negligible but enjoyable summer movies.

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Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

The best news is that you don't even have to know what a Marvel Comic is to enjoy X-Men.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Exciting mainly because anything can happen and does, the movie drags a bit as it approaches a climax set on top of the Statue of Liberty. But once there it revives.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman.

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Tom Gliatto
People Magazine

When the big battle between Magneto and Xavier's forces gets going, you have lightning bolts, steel claws, magnetic fields, explosive red rays and flyaway tongues. It's a variety show, and all the acts have rushed onstage at once.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

This is a film that should satisfy fans of the hugely popular comic book and audiences who can't tell one uncanny X-Man from another. Mutants rule.

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Jeff Giles

X-Men, it must be said, has only a few truly thrilling moments. This is not a picture that tries to blow you out of your seat. But more than any other big movie this summer, it has a consistently inventive vision.

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

The Marvel Comics characters are well realised, and Singer mixes the classic values of good storytelling with liberal amounts of digital magic. On the down side, this plays a little too much like the beginning of a franchise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
One of the first commercially successful comic book blockbusters, X-Men is a little dated, but nonetheless is an effective start to a long-standing franchise.… More
Bruce Bruce
Everyone these days talks about how great Spider-Man, Batman Begins, or Superman Returns is, but they forget about the one film that made superhero movies… More
Phil Hubbs
Well this certainly feels a bit dated these days, the very first X-Men film, the backbone of the modern comicbook adaptations craze, the one that started it… More
KJ Proulx
I think they could have doen a little more, but it is a classic superhero flick in my eyes! I love how much they tried and succeeded with this great film. One… More
Edward Boxler
The success of X-Men was so great that it seemed to pave the way for Spider-Man, Hulk, Batman Begins, and a slew of other successful movies based on comic… More
Eugene Bernabe
A strong cast, keen director and uncanny story. X-Men is entertaining in exposing moviegoers to the world of mutants. Bryan Singer's vision of this Marvel… More