Dark Phoenix

critic Reviews

, 22% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The spectacle is entertaining, up to a point, but even the digital wizardry wears thin, and Dark Phoenix turns into a standard-brand miasma of explosions, collisions and swirling force fields.
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    Atavia ReedChicago Reader
    Turner delivers a solid performance as a young woman coming to grips with an unknown force, and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender maintain the frenemy bond we've grown to love.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A middlin' X-men effort that cheats the saga of its past, present and future, messing with the story-line in unacceptable ways. Plus, it looks big and cheap - but mostly cheap.
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    Michael HaleSight and Sound
    Outgunned on the action front by box-office rivals and too nervous to tell a more intimate story, Dark Phoenix leaves the franchise running on empty.
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    Michael SragowFilm Comment Magazine
    It's as if the writer-director [Simon Kinberg] is using a superhero movie to rediscover the roots of soap opera. His emphasis on everything Young about the franchise swamps everything that's Adult.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    It felt terribly, terribly scrappy.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    The music by Hans Zimmer is a huge improvement over the last several X-Men chapters.
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    The X-Men franchise limps to a conclusion with this lifeless entry that finds director Simon Kinberg in over his head.
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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    What could've been a poignant, epic conclusion to a lengthy franchise ends up being an unmemorable spectacle that's a quick payday for those involved.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    I'm fairly sure at some point I mumbled 'We get the point already!'
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