Blue Beetle

critic Reviews

, 78% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by Xolo Maridueña's magnetic performance in the title role, Blue Beetle is a refreshingly family-focused superhero movie with plenty of humor and heart.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    Blue Beetle has moments that are plentifully enjoyed, overall when the humor works, although it does so at the cost of those clichés it supposedly aims to avoid. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Director Angel Manuel Soto and writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer do their best to weave a few additional progressive elements into this basically routine production, evidently aimed at younger viewers.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    It's a great story about family... There were a couple of moments I completely forgot I was watching a superhero film. I just wanted to spend time with these people.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    For me it's a bifurcated experience with this movie. I appreciated it from a "la familia" level, but on any kind of comic book, action-adventure level, I thought it was kind of subpar.
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    Tim GriersonBreakfast All Day
    There's actually this battle not just between good and evil in the movie but also a little bit of class warfare that's going on, and that feels different than [other] superhero underdog stories.
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    Christy LemireBreakfast All Day
    This movie is really fun... The thing that makes this different from a lot of the big shiny noisy spectacles is that family element.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    There's a raid on the family home by Kord's private army that's easily the most emotionally devastating scene in any 21st century DC movie (you heard me, Martha), and would stand toe-to-toe with many of Marvel's as well.
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    Aglaia BerluttiEl estímulo
    Ten years ago, Angel Manuel Soto's "Blue Beetle" would have been a hit. But it appears at the lowest point of the genre to tell basically the same story. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Tony BakerTony Baker Comedy
    The key is that family unit and the characters... I like this family. I want to see more of this family. I care about this family.
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    Jeffrey LylesLyles' Movie Files
    The film could have easily been called Blue Beetle & His Amazing Family. The filmmakers are more concerned with the supporting players than the superhero they push to the background.
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