The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 2, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2014
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the cast is outstanding and the special effects are top-notch, the latest installment of the Spidey saga suffers from an unfocused narrative and an overabundance of characters.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Despite the efforts of Electro, the franchise is running shockingly low on juice.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The trouble with director Marc Webb's disappointing sequel is it wants to have it both ways: to take seriously human connection and loss and also spin the spectacular and pulpy... Spider-Man 2 never locates that sweet spot.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Even the twist feels like it comes up short of its intended emotional weight, and it's hard to think fans will remember this installment as anything special 10 years from now.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

About the best thing one can say about this fiasco is that Webb has taken only two films to reach the same exhausted, exhausting endpoint that Raimi required three to achieve. It's progress, of a sort.

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Wesley Morris

The studios and the producers have to split the difference -- between excellence and adequacy, between darkness and light, between seriousness and fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might have been split too far. It doesn't taste like anything.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

The problem with Marc Webb's reboot of Spider-Man can be boiled down to one word: scale.

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Alonso Duralde

This is a movie that needs to remove a piece of jewelry.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I think I'll pass on The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

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Jason Bailey

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will certainly make a bazillion dollars, but after you sit through it - all 142 minutes of it - it's very hard to work up a compelling reason that it needed to exist, aside from the aforementioned bazillion dollars.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Where the previous movie failed this sequel succeeds more than well, finding the irreverent tone that was missing and making the characters more relatable, even… More
Phil Hubbs
The Spider-Man is back and this time he's got a new villain to fight! The same complete principle yet again but...a different villain, or two...wash rinse… More
Albert Kim
It's been a while since I've seen this so let's make this quick, yeah? For a movie receiving so much hatred towards it that it has led audiences… More
familiar stranger
Not much to be savored here. Fails to rise above mediocrity in almost every department.
Nicki Marie
Meh. Normally Spiderman is the only one of the superhero movies I can sit through. I really liked the series with Tobey McGuire. This version I liked less so… More
Kase Vollebregt
This superhero sequel has some of the best special effects you'll see all year, but all the computer polish can't save the sloppy narrative. It just… More