Superman - The Movie (1978) Synopsis
Superman (Christopher Reeve) learns of a plot to destroy the West Coast.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Boasts a smart screenplay by Robert Benton and David and Leslie Newman, striking cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth (especially in the...
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Estimates of the movie's costs range between $35-and $70-million; whatever the price, it was not too much to pay. As gods go, Superman is...
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100

Empire

By Chris Hewitt
It hits the characters, feel and look of the comic spot on, especially Reeve in the title role.
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100

Dallas Observer

By Luke Y. Thompson
If not the best superhero movie ever, it's definitely in the top 3. Reeve will forever be Superman to most of us.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Superman is a pure delight, a wondrous combination of all the old-fashioned things we never really get tired of: adventure and romance,...
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Magnify James Bond's extraordinary physical powers while curbing his sex drive and you have the essence of Superman, a wonderful,...
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90

The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
Effective both as Superman and as the bumbling Clark Kent, Christopher Reeve still seems ideal for the part.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There's no doubt that it's a flawed movie, but it's one of the most wonderfully entertaining flawed movies made.
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Newsweek

By Jack Kroll
Superman turns out to be a surprisingly infectious entertainment, nicely balanced between warmth and wit, intimacy and impressive special...
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70

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Superman is good, clean, simple-minded fun, though it's a movie whose limited appeal is built in.
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Terrible

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I would rather watch flies Fu**!!!...

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Superman Rox

By jDirk42
the ONLY good superman film. Superman Returns is decent, but nowhere near as good. All the rest suck. end of story. Anyone who dislikes this movie isn't human. btw, Smallville kicks a#%....

THE GREATEST SUPERHERO MOVIE EVER MADE!!

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Rated PG