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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What's most amazing in The Amazing Spider-Man turns out to be not the shared sensations of blockbuster wow! the picture elicits, but rather the shared satisfactions of intimate awww.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Marc Webb's action-adventure is grounded in a recognizable reality, but is also full of thrills. It's dark and mysterious, but doesn't skimp on fun.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

While the two leads deliver the goods and manage to combine a frisky sense of first love with the movie's gloomier arc, they are well-served by a terrific supporting cast.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is the second-best Spider-Man movie yet made. In the previous trilogy, only "Spider-Man 2" surpasses it.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As a new chapter in the superpowered arachnid saga, it stands on its own quite nicely, focusing more on human emotions than on a panoply of special effects.
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Probably not as good as you hoped or as bad as you feared.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Don't come to The Amazing-Spider-Man looking for originality.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Webb never loses touch with the film's emotional through line. And he allows time and space for Garfield and Stone, both stellar, to turn a high-flying adventure into something impassioned and moving. A Spider-Man that touches the heart. Now that really is amazing.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This hugely elaborate production is supposed to be the reboot of a foundering franchise, but rebooting a computer wipes the silicon slate clean. In the movie, what's old is old again.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Dumbed down, tarted up, and almost shockingly uninspired, it's the worst superhero movie since "Green Lantern."
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66 out of 100
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