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: 73% 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.

Yasmin Shehab

The Amazing Spider-Man is fun but by no means does it live up to its hype.

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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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

... the rebooted franchise action film is so much more than the sum of its very adept and tantalizing parts.

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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

As far as new beginnings go, this is a pretty good start. The Amazing Spider-Man injects some new life into the superhero story.

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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