The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 3, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-chosen cast and sure-handed direction allow The Amazing Spider-Man to thrill, despite revisiting many of the same plot points from 2002's Spider-Man.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

The story works hard to integrate various elements from Spidey's history, and the score works even harder to let you know what you should be feeling at any given moment.

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Dana Stevens

This might be a fun summer blockbuster if only it even remotely needed to exist.

Rebecca Pahle
The Mary Sue

When (if) this movie comes to mind a few years down the line, I imagine I'll be thinking less about any specific scene than the fact that it has so much wasted potential.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Dumbed down, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it's the worst superhero movie since Green Lantern.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The Amazing Spider-Man is considerably more fun-and, yes, even touching-than so premature a reboot had any right to be.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Leaner and meaner with a touch of Bruce Lee, the spider suit's finally right: the eyes dangerous, webbing weaponized. Garfield looks more like the illustrated Peter Parker.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

This is a grittier webslinger saga, led by a Peter Parker with swagger and angst and a tone defined more by emotional resonance than wide-eyed wonder. It still has plenty of fizz.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

On the whole, it's passable stuff, a surprise, given how mechanical the masked character seemed.

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

The film is lively because of Andrew Garfield, who makes Spider-Man reckless, dashing, humorous.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A clumsy copy of that Spider Man movie released only a decade before, taking an infinitude of time to retell the same thing. The 3D (original, not converted) is… More
KJ Proulx
Giving a film a darker tone does not necessarily mean it is going to make it better, but this film does it properly. Keeping in mind that there is a definitely… More
Phil Hubbs
The AMAZING Spider-Man? well not quite. With the Raimi franchise finished only five years ago in 2007 did we need a reboot of this super hero? in my opinion no… More
Edward Boxler
Spider-Man was by no means a film that needed rebooting. But The Amazing Spider-Man is about on par in terms of quality; it's just a different… More
familiar stranger
Not so amazing, after all. Watchable, but not completely enjoyable.
Samuel Riley
A far more loyal film towards the comics than Sam Raimi's trilogy. However, it doesn't mean that this film is better than Raimi's. Even though… More