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Young reporter Clark Kent roams the world covering news stories but returns home to face his destiny - to become Superman.

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Film.com

If the word “epic” has lost its meaning in the throes of recent summers, Man of Steel forcefully redefines it.
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80

Time Out London

By Dave Calhoun
Feels both modern and traditional – a halfway house between the broodier Nolan way of shaking things up and the louder, bone-crunching...
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80

Total Film

By Matthew Leyland
A bracing attempt to bring the legend back into contention that successfully separates itself from other Super-movies but misses some of...
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80

Empire

By Dan Jolin
It aches for more depth and warmth and humour, but this is spectacular sci-fi — huge, operatic, melodramatic, impressive. It feels the...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Caught in the slipstream between action and angst, Man of Steel is a bumpy ride for sure. But there's no way to stay blind to its wonders.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is a pretty good action movie that justifies bringing back the Superman franchise -- a dubious proposition to begin with -- by taking...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story, while sometimes soaring, is other times grounded by a hyperactive and numbing vibe. But Henry Cavill has the strapping good...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
A mostly underwhelming film, with underdeveloped characters and supercharged fight scenes that drag on forever and offer nothing new in the...
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Entertainment Weekly

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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...
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Man of Steel

By missdee1976
This was soo different from any Superman I have ever seen that it took a minute to adjust. It was a great way to breath life into the franchise. Don't expect the goofy, charming, aw shucks Clark...

Less than I xpected

By Jjansen844
Started out good with nice plot and acting. Then the action scenes went on for what felt like an hour with no dialogue. Could have shortened the movie by 15 or 20 minutes and still have the same...

Man of Steel is a 5 star movie

By reboot41
I'm a big comic book/superhero fan, so I'm kinda picky about how these movies are presented. For example, I refuse to acknowledge Green Lantern, Superman 3 and 4, and the first Hulk movie 'cause they...

Super Flawed, Super Epic!

By MedRed
Man of Steel isn't the masterpiece the trailers promised. It suffers from mediocre screenwriting, poor directing, and an obvious heavy editing hand to pare down the run time. This is a 3 hour movie...

Man of Steel = Disappointment

By caputo023
Good acting, not nearly enough character development, and a so-so story. Not enough filming in 3D in comparison Iron Man 3 or Star Trek. I would wait for video....

Amazing

By plskorka
Great movie. Non-stop action. Henry Cavill is Superman. We will see it numerous times. It is a must see for anyone who is a fan of Superman. Henry Cavill has just crossed over to Super Star!...

Something wasn't right...here's what...

By mark972
As I watched Man of Steel, something felt off. Maybe it was the constant flashbacks or the very different take on each character's personalities. Once the movie ended, I realized what the problem was:...

Evem though the 3D didn't work for me, Jim Cavill is really the Man of Steel!

By BigDavidO
In between all the violence, destruction and mayhem that seems obligatory for a summer blockbuster, I can't believe the transformation of Jim Cavill from the Passion to Man of Steel. Whenever he is...

franchise getting better but still just misses the mark.

By rushnascar
dc comics gained a little ground on marvel with this movie. the movie moves very fast, clark (superman) has a lot of jobs with life experiences in flashbacks. if you get up to go to the bathroom or...

Man of Steel is Epic and Spectacular!

By skupcheni
This is the type of Superman movie I have wanted to see since I was a kid! I cannot rave enough about this movie. I was very impressed by the back story of Krypton and how you feel for young Clark...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Superman's back in brooding, action-packed reboot.
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