X-Men Origins - Wolverine
X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

The gruff, adamantium-clawed Marvel superhero Wolverine strikes out on his own in this X-Men spin-off starring series regular Hugh Jackman. The story gets under way as the boy who will become Wolverine makes a shocking discovery about his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Hugh Jackman gives his all, he can't help X-Men Origins: Wolverine overcome a cliche-ridden script and familiar narrative.

Laremy Legel

You won't be upset you saw it, you'll have some fun, you'll see Wolvie beat the living hell out of a helicopter.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I was definitely disappointed.

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Luke Savage

There's little here to get the pulse racing. For a summer blockbuster, that's disappointing. For a Wolverine film, that's pretty hard to forgive.

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Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer

Did the plot points stick in my head five minutes after leaving the theater? Not so much ... but I know I was having fun while watching.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Alas, there's nothing quite memorable here: much of the combat is just a whirl of movement photographed up close. As the X-Men series has progressed, the startling poetic extravagances of the first film have given way to flesh-pounding clumsiness.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

No matter how well-staged, the action doesn't make much sense, and the story is a tedious muddle.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Wolverine's backstory was good stuff -- but after the falling out with Schreiber, the story loses its center and it gets wobbly.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

How does all this play out for those of us -- i.e., me -- who have not been staying up nights fretting over the origins of the X-Men and Women? The answer is: Fairly well.

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Simon Miraudo

So much for a clean slate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Wolverine, Deadpool, lots of action . .i enjoyed this from start to finish. Lots of more hard core comic people may have not liked it. I on the other hand not… More
danny d
the entire film worked incredibly well for me until the final act, which fell so flat that it left me feeling that the film as a whole lacked the direction that… More
Josh Lewis
The worst installment of the highly regarded franchise to date, Wolverine is a mess of an action film with a retread plot. Hugh Jackman is still really good… More
KJ Proulx
Now they have taken it too far! I have always been a fan of the X-Men films, but this is no X-Men film. The filmmakers took the legendary wolverine character,… More
Phil Hubbs
Mkay so after the semi successful X-Men trilogy came this origins tale (prequel) which was originally also gonna carry on with Magneto and Professor X...I… More
Edward Boxler
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a clutter of bad CGI and underdeveloped plots. Not to mention that Gambit, Deadpool, and pretty much every other supporting… More