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: August 7, 2015
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2015
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Critic Score: 9% 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.

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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David Fontana
Film Inquiry

The film suffers from an uninteresting plot, poorly developed characters, and a rushed, anti-climactic final battle.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

The latest iteration of "Fantastic Four" is far from what its name suggests. Profoundly uninteresting, it hits all the beats of the standard superhero movie, but provides nothing in the way of imagination or magic.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

A poorly constructed, ineptly executed, flatfooted piece of Branded Product that plays as though it were written by a piece of software fed every superhero movie script to date and instructed to synthesize them.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

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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Kanin Srimaneekulroj
Bangkok Post

As flawed as it was when it was first released in the 2005, the original film still stuck to the tried-and-true formula of quickly getting the origin story out of the way to get to the good stuff: the characters and the action.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Jon Lantz
Shocked this got such low ratings. Although it's far from perfect, I liked seeing the less flashy origin story without all the "camp". I would… More
Alice Shen
Hmm not the summer superhero Blockbuster that it aspired to be. Despite the stellar cast of Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Kate Mara, the story is hokey… More
Christopher Heim
Josh Trank's (Chronicle) adaptation of the Fantastic Four property is sadly another misfire in Hollywood's continuing failed attempts at bringing… More
Flutie Archibald
Sure, there was potential, but there's just no coming back from that butchered interpretation of Dr. Doom. Who thought that was a good idea?
Christian C
"Fantastic 4" is more a fantastic two-and-a-half. The rest just sucks.
Jarrad Climpson
Fantastic Four Review: Leading up to the release of this film there was a lot of negative buzz surrounding it fuelled by the review embargo which lifts… More