Superman II Synopsis
Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) woos Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), thwarts Krypton outcasts.
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The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
A marvelous toy. It's funny, it's full of tricks and it manages to be royally entertaining, which is really all it aims for.
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100

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
With his perfect pacing, elegant narrative design, and depth of characterization, Richard Lester has made as good a matinee movie as could...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

It boasts a more consistent tone, better special effects (such as villains throwing buses around like paper planes), and even an affecting...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It brings the fantastic into our everyday lives; it delights in showing us the reaction of the man on the street to Superman's latest stunt.
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88

TV Guide

Poking fun at its American mythos, but never descending into camp comedy, this sequel makes for a wonderful time.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Superman II delivers on the promise hinted at in "Superman." Which is the better film? That's a hard choice to make, since both succeed in...
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80

Empire

By Chris Hewitt
Manages to gain classic comic book feature status through a combination of great stunts and a great human angle.
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80

Variety

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Superman II emerges as a solid, classy, cannily constructed piece of entertainment which gets down to action almost immediately.
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
A marvelous toy. It's funny, it's full of tricks and it manages to be royally entertaining, which is really all it aims for.
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80

Time

By Richard Schickel
A stylish, well-paced film with a good variety of moods and moves.
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By drcoxrulestheworld
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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Witty, action-packed superadventure with big themes.
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