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The Wolverine Synopsis
In Japan, Wolverine goes on the run with an heiress and confronts the prospect of real mortality.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Apart from Khodchenkova, who displays the acting acumen of a runway model and gives new meaning to the term Russian mole (she's the...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's simply a more focused scenario than usual, full of violence done up with a little more coherence and visceral impact than usual.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Jackman spends enough time compellingly playing stranger in a strange land that you’ll put up with a few unwanted doses of the old familiar.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Wolverine shows that, while originality would be nice, a little novelty and enthusiasm in the presentation of the familiar can be quite...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
The Wolverine is one of the better comic-book movies of 2013, thanks in large part to an electric performance by Hugh Jackman.
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By James Berardinelli
Finally - a superhero movie that doesn't feel like every other superhero movie.
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By Peter Debruge
The Wolverine boasts one of the best pulp-inspired scripts yet. It’s still full of corny dialogue...but there’s a genuine elegance to the...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
This Wolverine gets our hopes up, and falls short.
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Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
This may be the year's best superhero movie because, for a sufficient amount of time, it doesn't feel like a superhero movie at all.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This pissed-off man of Adamantium claws is stalking new ground (Japan), and his fight with yakuza on top of Tokyo's speeding bullet train is...
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Y U No Lady Deathstrike?

By MedRed
The Wolverine flirted dangerously close to one of Wolverine's greatest foes (nevermind the pitiful iteration of Lady Deathstrike that made an appearance in X2). There are elements of Wolverine's...

Enjoyable, however...

By demented_darling
Great action scenes and I enjoyed the general storyline, but I felt that the Viper character was pointless and the ending with the samurai was predictable AND corny. was Hugh...

Still not the wolverine we deserve but closer still.

By mrandmrshalloween
The movie is not bad , it has a few punches in the dialog but you get the feeling early on exactly where its heading and who is doing what to whom. I will certainly buy it when it comes out but...

This movie was a supermodel with a bad limp.

By githig
First, Hugh Jackman's portraying the Wolverine was rock solid as always. If director James Mangold had chosen anyone else to play Wolverine, the film would've been a complete disaster, in spite of the...

Probably the best Wolverine movie made

By master_jedi
If you're expecting to see the hack and slash Wolverine, you'll be disappointed. This is a pretty good Wolverine movie and focuses on Wolvie's comic history with his days in Japan...and in my...

Almost lives up to the comic book Wolverine

By snvkrypton
Great action, still needs to get bloodier to be a true Wolverine movie. I wish Quentin Tarantino could direct a wolverine movie with the type of action from Kill Bill. C'mon Marvel, do one R rated...

Hugh, Hugh, Hugh

By Maryjaneishere
O.K. I admit it. The only reason I watch this X-Men series is to look at Hugh Jackman. He is SOOOO much better than this story. The Shizu's acting was amazing....

Great Movie

By jeakins87
I had a blast watching this action packed movie. It really kept my attention and you learned much about "The Wolverine" throughout the entire movie. I have seen every one of the XMEN movies and with...

The Wolverine

By quitit
I loved this ... And as a "Marvel" fan .. I know that the best part of any "Marvel Movie" is the ending after the credits have rolled....... This movie made it all worth while.. It was GREAT... A...

Really good movie-some plot holes

By Shelley913
The story line is pretty involving but there were some plot holes and inconsistencies. I won't give any of those away, you'll just have to see it yourself and see if you can spot them. I really...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Intense Sci-Fi Action, Some Sexuality and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Thrilling, action-packed adventure treads dark waters.
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