Man of Steel
Man of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Man of Steel provides exhilarating action and spectacle to overcome its detours into generic blockbuster territory.

Wesley Morris

Christliness has always been an element of the Superman myth. But this film's near literal insistence upon it becomes absurd since director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer don't dramatize the analogy, they presume it.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

There's plenty to like in Snyder's hectic, rowdy film. But by the time we reach the bludgeoning excesses of the last half-hour it's hard to shake the sense that this was an opportunity at least partially missed.

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Rob Gonsalves

A movie about the clash of gods should feel more epic, more awestruck, less in a hurry to get to the next uninspired plot point.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The movie consists of endless declamation, endless violence.

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Rafer Guzman

Cavill broods handsomely as Superman, but this reboot skimps on fun and romance.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

The plot's sci-fi gobbledygook gets awfully unwieldy, and I wish the colors had popped instead of settling for such dreary realism. But this is a movie with a big heart, just like its hero.

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Richard Roeper

There's very little humor or joy in this Superman story.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie delivers on the promise of its title and then some.

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Chris Stuckmann

Clark's multiple father-and-son tales are beautifully realized and it's a very fun movie to watch. However, the romance is shallow.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A most difficult proposition here: a story over 50 years old that you want to enjoy but may be inclined not to (you've probably got a favorite already) -… More
Wildaly M
This was mostly flashy action and fighting scenes showcase rather than a movie itself. Where the heck did the plot, the character development, and all the… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Compared to what 'Superman Returns' offered in 2006, 'Man of Steel' come back with a stronger power to drawn the audiences attention by… More
Dan Schultz
A derivative, disappointing restart to the "Superman" franchise about the life of Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), an adopted alien from another planet, and… More
Tony Gandía
It's hard to not pass judgment on a film without comparing it to its predecessors if the source material is well known. Unfairly or not, a critique of… More
Christian C
Visually impressive -- but otherwise, a dud. There's very little to root for. I guess it's still better than Superman II or III ... but that's… More