• Released
  • June 3, 2011
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 12 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 6,949 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time...

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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In this cheerfully perverse origin tale of Magneto, Professor X and their mutant team, Vaughn delivers a fireworks display of action,...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
McAvoy and Fassbender are a casting triumph. These two have, yes, real star magnetism, both individually and together: They're both cool...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Audacious, confident and fueled by youthful energy.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This prequel draws new energy from supersmart casting, plus the shrewd notion of setting the beginnings of the X-Men saga in the early...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Perfectly fine summer folderol, epic enough on its own terms if not quite big enough to expand beyond its genre and matter to people who...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This X- Men is indeed first class: an exciting, bold and thoroughly enjoyable summer blockbuster.
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
So while X-Men: First Class at first takes its source material with just the right amount of self-deprecating seriousness, it founders in...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An elaborate origins story with more datelines than an issue of Condé Nast Traveler (Oxford! Miami! Argentina! Poland!), X-Men: First Class...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's big, bright, savvy, and so expansive you'll undoubtedly leave feeling you got your money's worth.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Uneven, occasionally silly, true, but it's also an improvement over 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand."
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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Superhero film has action, thrills, tough moral questions.
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