80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Surprise, surprise. X-Men: The Last Stand, the third big-screen convocation of mutant shape shifters, weather changers, ice makers, energy suckers, healers and telepaths from Marvel Comics, has shifted the shape of the franchise from pretty good, if uninspired, to terrifically entertaining.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Ratner is unable to maintain the emotional intensity that has made this series so deeply epic. But he sure knows how to put on a show.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The happiest news about the third (and final?) X-Men movie is actually quite sad: headstones. Yes, The Last Stand brings the lamentable deaths of several major characters.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I liked the action, I liked the absurdity, I liked the incongruous use and misuse of mutant powers, and I especially liked the way it introduces all of those political issues and lets them fight it out with the special effects.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Though the picture is not without its wow-inducing, SFX-driven moments, that potent X-factor is considerably diminished in Singer's absence.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is interesting stuff. So why does The Last Stand feel driven to dumb itself down, as if embarrassed by its own ideas?
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While I didn't love it, I enjoyed The Last Stand because it made me imagine the mutant powers I want to develop. I'm thinking along the lines of merging Rogue's suction abilities with Storm's controlled-rain skills.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has a couple of emotionally resonant scenes that build on the first two story lines. But it lacks the intriguing moody quality of the previous films. The mutants are more pumped up and angry this time, rather than misunderstood and conflicted.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Almost as mindless as "Fantastic Four," but more annoying in that this one has philosophical pretensions.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Last stand? My ass. Billed as the climax of a trilogy, the third and weakest chapter in the X-Men series is a blatant attempt to prove there is still life in the franchise.
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58 out of 100
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