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Man of Steel Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

A welcome return. Read full review

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  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Here's one more studio extravaganza brought down by numbing action and an addiction to generic digital effects.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    A mostly underwhelming film, with underdeveloped characters and supercharged fight scenes that drag on forever and offer nothing new in the way of special-effects creativity.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    The local multiplex is lousy with celluloid crime fighters. So what turf is left for good old Clark Kent? That's the nagging question that director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel tries — and ultimately fails — to answer.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The story, while sometimes soaring, is other times grounded by a hyperactive and numbing vibe. But Henry Cavill has the strapping good looks of the comic icon, and humanity to match his superheroism.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Snyder films the violence in Man of Steel the way he films most of the rest of the picture: Like a man chasing tornadoes and not even trying to keep subjects in frame. It's a choice, and not a bad one, necessarily — the Smallville farm scenes, in particular, respond well to the approach — but by the end it's a visually limiting one.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    As much spectacle and action — minute-by-minute, frame-by-frame — as any movie anyone could think of. Zack Snyder’s huge, backstory-heavy extravaganza is a rehab job that perhaps didn’t cry out to be done but proves so overwhelmingly insistent in its size and strength that it’s hard not to give in.

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man of steel action by daphnebaker
This movie provides one hell of a lot of action. Too much for me, it put me to sleep. I seriously could not stay awake. But, my friend and my son watched it, and loved it!

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by venugantis

5

Boss movie by andrewcstewart21

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by christellenicole7753

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by amelvin71

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