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.

David Sims
The Atlantic

Over-stuffed with plot and consequently struggles to invest the audience in any of it, since there's so much to get through and so many future films and spinoffs to set up.

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Alonso Duralde

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

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

The maudlin moments of overwrought emotion feel poorly integrated with the action sequences, which, as in all sequels, are longer and louder.

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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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Sarah Marrs

Not the worst Spider-Man movie... but the most disappointing for sure.

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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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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

Finding yourself nodding off in a darkened theatre halfway through the picture is not promising.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% 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