X-Men: First Class 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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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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Great Prequel.. watched online

By JoseBoyd
This was possibly the best X-Men film yet. The series has only been getting better! You can stream it free at the website flickgatewày .(c)(o)(m)...

Good Reboot of Franchise & Good Movie

By cranky_dad
As mentioned in my review of Wolverine, I have enjoyed the X Men series, so I was a very curious how they would relaunch the series. They did a terrific job and as with Nolan's Dark Knight and...

WOw!

By muchi3413
This by far is the best installment in the xmen series. The actors did a brilliant job in portraying the young mutants. The entire team did a wonderful job in telling such an emotional and suspenseful...

a must see action thriller

By diet pepsi
i for one did not know whether to see this movie at first due to some negative reviews but it turned out wonderful a nonstop action triller every secound full of action and suspence just an all...

The only thing that bugged me...

By mtknightdog
Had some cheesiness (Young Mutants bragging about their powers) and some confusing character motivation moments (Seemed like some mutants chose Magneto's side just so he could have a decent sized gang...

X-Men is my Favorite!!

By tahtee
I really liked the backstory of X-Men. I love X-Men in general so that character development in this story was very good in my opinion. I am waiting for more X-Men!!...

cool sumer action movie

By jess crush
when i went to see this movie i was a little unsure as to what to expect from it but all went well and i loved the movie it was awsome just fun fiun fun pure summer action blast that came out of...

Slow To Start

By Coolman16
Mutations can be good and bad in the ways you perceive them. One could have the different eye colors or another toe, but the people in this film have way more than just different appearances. As a...

X-men

By rembrandt66
very good -worth seeing...

Characters that aren't 2D - hurray

By cileero
The character development (of the main characters) is startlingly well done for an action hero sort of movie. The relationship between Charles and Erik is both believable and tender without being in...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Superhero film has action, thrills, tough moral questions.
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