Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four (2015)

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 15, 2015
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dull and downbeat, this Fantastic Four proves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series without the humor, joy, or colorful thrills that made it great.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

A lightweight and basically unnecessary attempt to once again bring some cinematic life to one of the lesser teams in the Marvel Universe.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The special effects are cheesy, the acting perfunctory, the plotting pallid.

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Jay Stone

There are so many things wrong with Fantastic Four . . . that you could never squeeze them all into a conventional film review.

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Christy Lemire

Laughably cheesy, bordering on Zardoz levels of simplicity.

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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

It's not wholesale terrible -- just depressingly mediocre, and at a certain point you sort of start wishing it WERE definitively terrible, because that would at least make it more entertaining or give it a certain strange raison d'etre.

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Alex Leadbeater
What Culture

Maybe it's time to just accept that these characters will simply never work on film.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

If you would like to admire the awfulness of Fantastic Four without actually having to sit through it--or if you've already seen the movie and are still reeling from the experience--read on.

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Wesley Morris

The entire experience is shameful -- for us, for the filmmakers, for whoever at the studio had the job of creating the ads, in which the cast appear to be starring in hostage posters.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

This much-reviled reboot represents a legitimate attempt to imagine a superhero origin story as a cautionary science-fiction/horror yarn of the type ('The Fly,' 'First Man into Space') that likely influenced Lee and Kirby in the first place...

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Flixster Audience Score: 20% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
And here we go again, round...errr...whatever, for yet another reboot of yet another comicbook franchise, I hope its a winner. Yeah so after the light-hearted… More
Nate Zoebl
Few movies have had such a prominent stink of negativity attached to them as Fox's Fantastic Four reboot, a movie that is already being considered amongst… More
Drake Tsui
I went into this expecting complete trash due to initial RT ratings. Frankly speaking, it's got a lot of great ideas but has literally the worst… More
Kevin M. Williams
These guys are not getting a lot of love currently in the big ole goshdarned media machine lately but there are some good points here, one of which is that this… More
Aaron Neuwirth
The thing to keep in mind about Fantastic Four is that I am judging the movie as a whole. This is the movie that the studio decided was best for theatrical… More
KJ Proulx
The filmmakers had one job here, just to make it a more enjoyable film that the previous sub-par instalments, and after all this time, they should have had it… More