75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One of the most enjoyable pictures of the season.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's almost a surprise that the sequel is actually better - much better - than the original.
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63

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
It's a decent comic-book movie that delivers its goods with good humor and a minimum of bloat.
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63

USA Today

Doesn't quite live up to the billing, but it improves mightily on the original. And the superhero family can thank its new addition for the upgrade.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An improvement of sorts over the lifeless 2005 edition.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The closest FF:ROTSS gets to wit is when Johnny convinces a reluctant Reed to attend a bachelor party, after promising the uptight groom-to-be that there won't be any "exotic dancers."
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The early dilemma in "Rise of the Silver Surfer " is this: Save the world or marry Jessica Alba . Your conscience says, "Save the world." But the Maxim reader in you knows better.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Good fun -- more fun than in the original -- punctuated by some lines of admirable awfulness.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
The dialogue aims young and low, and sounds translated from comic-book Esperanto.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The perfect summer movie, that is if you're eight years old or under. For the rest of us, the sequel to the first "Fantastic Four" that miraculously amassed more than $150 million in 2005, is a plotless, brainless, witless bore.
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45 out of 100
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