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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...

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...

Superman Superman Superman

By rsmguy13
That's all everyone will be talking about all summer long so you might as well get used to it now. I had your fears; how could they make me care about the back story with another huffy puffy Jorel....

A Must See!!!

By razchic
This movie was fantastic from the beginning to the end. A great beginning story. I will not say to much as I do not want to spoil it for anyone. Its a must see. Henry Cavill as superman was a perfect...

Awful. Not fanboy, "Waaahhh, it's not Christopher Reeve" awful. Objectively awful.

By drglenndoyle
This movie invents multiple plot devices that need massive exposition to be comprehensible, then gives s us no particular reason to care about them. Seriously, we have to remind ourselves why...

Really?

By hooyah66
The suit was great, superman was handsome of course, but i give it a 5 out of 10. Would much rather watch the older version compared to this one....

More Info

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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