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Man of Steel Synopsis
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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50

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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Audacious and Memorable

By Tanka
Goyer's script is like his script for "Batman Begins," coherent and enjoyable. "Man of Steel" explores trust as "Batman Begins" explored fear. There's no "Can He Read My Mind?" romance, but when you...

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...

Don't miss this movie!

By reelninja
This is a film not to be missed by anyone, superhero fan or otherwise. Superman finally has the film he and the world deserve. A film that means something with actors who give it real substance and...

Awesome!

By Carlitos6688
Well... that is the word i will use for this revamp of this film. the whole new take on his origin was great and the glimpses of his childhood & as teenager were great too! that is all i want to say...

WOW! We loved this movie.

By Big D and Jazzy JoAnn
Sure, Superman is simply Superman. However, this one was different in that he was physically and emotinally more human. The special effects were great and the acting was very pleasing. The special...

Liked it a lot....maybe a bit shorter fight scenes

By miscojohn
We enjoyed the movie and the development of Clark Kent's character. The villain was real enough to dislike him and want him to get what he deserved. We felt that a couple of the fight scenes were...

Man of Steel

By rvanasco
Not for the Superman purist. A little too dark for what Superman is supposed to represent....special effects are cool but it was a little over the top. Too many changes to the original story line...

Man of Steel

By tussy_bomb
Movie was very good, and extremely well put together. I like the role that they showed Kal, son of el (Kal-el) in both a human and superhuman state. You felt his inner struggle. it was something I'd...

Man of Steel Should Not Be Compared...

By thealmightybear
I am 32 years old. I have been a fan of Superman since I was 2 or 3. That puts me almost at the 30 year mark of being a fan. I have followed him through several iterations, reboots, deaths,...

Speechless

By poochillio
Read the reviews before going so i went with low expectations.... For the first time in a long time i came out of this movie ready and WILLING to go right back in and watch it a second time. I would...

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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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