• Released
  • June 28, 2006
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 37 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 3,659 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: While an old enemy plots against him, long-absent Superman tries to find a new place in society.

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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
America's favorite superhero reappears in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, and all we can say is, "Man, oh Man of Steel, it's good to have...
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Bryan Singer's super, soulful and very expensive new resurrection of the venerable big-screen franchise, ups the ante with must-see results.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A spectacularly satisfying reworking of the legend of Kal-El.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The daunting logistics of Superman Returns have obviously affected the director's work -- thus the hit-or-miss continuity of the narrative...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Director Bryan Singer positions this new film as a sequel to Donner's film, and his Superman -- played with winning fortitude by newcomer...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A generally thrilling entertainment that's not quite the grand slam you want it to be.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Superman returns with a bang. Singer tarnishes his hero's halo with just enough sexual longing and self-doubt to make him riveting and...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A rousing spectacle.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The surprise of Superman Returns is that it isn't a funky, ambitious conceptual reimagining, like last summer's "Batman Begins." This...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie consistently delivers in lots of little ways, but in a big way only once, in a spectacular sequence that begins with a series of...
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Rated PG-13 | For some intense action violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Thrilling but violent, tense return for the Man of Steel.
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