75

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Blessedly unimportant, Fantastic Four cruises along on modest yet genuine comic-book pleasures.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
I don't think it will seriously disappoint longtime fans, but it made me itchy as I watched it unfold in ways that the comics never did when I read them in the '60s.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This clumsy, cheesy, chintzy adaptation, with its F/X that look dated the moment you see them, is like something left over from the '60s.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There's nothing terribly fantastic about this ho-hum futuristic foray.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A colossal snore.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It needed a star like Clooney at its center, and a character actor like Alan Rickman as Dr. Doom. You don't expect realism from a comic-book movie, but you do want the characters to seem larger than life.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's nothing remotely fantastic about this Fantastic Four.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The result is a movie groping for a comic tone while its FX machinery spews vast clouds of visual gibberish.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
They take on special powers that the filmmakers are incapable of making interesting, partly because the characters are ciphers, and partly because the story is listless and uninventive.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What the movie lacks most is a real sense of adventure.
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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