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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    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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    Stephanie BurtSlate
    The movie's weaknesses make more glaring the movie's hollowness where the storyline's feminism once was.
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    Matthew NormanLondon Evening Standard
    A stupendously dull series-ender without a shred of wit, narrative thrust or genuine emotional force.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    It didn't have to end this way...It didn't have to end with so little emotion, so little meaning - with a sad little speech about evolving, for Phoenix's sake.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    If future filmmakers can learn these lessons from the travesty of "Dark Phoenix," it won't have been a total waste.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The final battle takes place aboard a moving train that feels like it's headed nowhere. At this point, it's a perfect metaphor for the "X-Men" series.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    It's a dull superhero movie out of the bunch, a rushed product that never escapes the bland. [Full review in Spanish]
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    James HantonOuttake Mag
    All in all, the franchise has petered out with a film that is neither its best nor worst entry.
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    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    It's too much story to tell in one chapter while also trying to wrap up two decades worth of material. The Phoenix storyline should have been built over the past few installments, rather than cramming it all here at the end.
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    Allen AlmacharThe MacGuffin
    Dark Phoenix shows a franchise that has run out of gas.
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