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80

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Webb's film is bold and bright and possesses charm in abundance. It swings into the future and carries the audience with it.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There are two types of superhero movies: the ones that brood and the ones that swing. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is proudly the latter, filled with high-energy action.
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76

Film.com

By Kate Erbland
An essential entry in the cinematic canon of Spider-Man, complete with new villains, new questions, and new heartaches.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It has action sequences that will appeal to people looking for the usual pyrotechnics, but the core of the movie - and the source of the audience's interest - is emotion.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Aerial sequences are often thrilling. However, interpersonal relations are front and center in this installment.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Director Marc Webb and his forces come up with some gorgeous special effects, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have terrific chemistry, but as is the case with far too many superhero movies, the plot is a bit of an overstuffed mess.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Leslie Felperin
The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands, but in the main this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor.
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70

Variety

By Guy Lodge
Redundancy remains a problem, but this overlong superhero sequel gets by on sound, fury and star chemistry.
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67

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
By the end of this film, they've done a very good job of setting up the next three or four films in the series, but at the expense of this film telling any sort of cohesive story.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
So while this Spider-Man is, if anything, more competent than the first film it’s still not one that demands that you stick around after the credits. There’s nothing there.
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53 out of 100
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