X-Men Origins: Wolverine Synopsis
The story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past and the ominous Weapon X program.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
There's no shortage of "wow" moments, but the strong liberal political subtext of the trilogy has largely disappeared.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Although it's a quintessential popcorn movie, Wolverine is not mindless. Hood and Jackman bring depth to a comic-book tale of anti-heroes...
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By Laremy Legel
You won’t be upset you saw it, you’ll have some fun, you’ll see Wolvie beat the living hell out of a helicopter. These are good things, and...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Jackman's charisma breathes the fire into Wolverine, not the rather pedestrian script or the by-the-numbers action.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A perfectly adequate superhero comic-book movie, all explosions, chases, gunfights, sword fights and blood feuds. There’s even a little...
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New York Observer

By Sara Vilkomerson
There is no way I would call this a good movie. But! I was indeed entertained the whole way through, and there were enough genuinely...
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By James Berardinelli
Although the action scenes are competently executed, there's nothing here to raise the pulse.
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Total Film

Origins is an accomplished slice of comic-book entertainment, full of fights and action set-pieces impressive for a director touching big...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The effect-laden showdowns feel more dutiful than daring, and the rare moments of fun are parceled out frugally, like precious nuggets of...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's all a jumble and, worse, a damned impersonal one.
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WOLVERINE - all claws, hype and very little bite. GRADE: C

4/30 Thurs - I just attended the advance press preview of this 107minute action-flick on Wolverine's origin - starring Hugh Jackman - although you'll feel little/no empathy for Wolverine's...

The Good, The Bad, and The Wolverine

By Kyle_Adkins
The Good: At the beginning of the movie, Deadpool was played perfectly. Smart ***, Bad *** character, slicing and dicing his way through 20+ men. All of the comments just spiced up and brung him to...

Wolverine: The Beginning

By Daydream
Jackman never disappoints as the aggressive and side-burned Wolverine. X-Men Origins provides the history of how Logan became Wolverine. He keeps running from his past and from the animal inside him,...


By Enolc 117
this is a must go for sure...

Anyone who likes this movie has no brain

By merknerlson
I don't usually write reviews, but I couldn't help myself with this terrible movie. Keep in mind that I am an avid comic book reader and am a fan of both universes. I don't like Wolverine. I never...


By yingyangunity
well i must say that i was highly disappointed that while X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE is still under way i took a long shot and purchased tickets which in the long run turn out to be false advertising...


By marcsanti
Overall I thought this movie was pretty good, one of the better Marvel movies. It has it's usual downers, for instance not following the original story, but that's just how the movies are. I thought...

This movie isn't even worth seeing on DVD!

By collinst
My friends and I should have known how bad this movie was when we arrived at a packed 14 screen theater just to discover that no one was going to see it. The girl who sold us the tickets told us that...

this is gonna be great

By ecrevatas
i have to say that im a huge fan of hugh jackman and liev schieber, i am excited about the fact that it is a story about hisless bridaled years and that it is going to be a darker and grittier movei...


By Cmmustang05
Finally the most bad*** battle between Wolverine and Sabre Tooth. Plus for all you hardcore X-Men Comic fans... CHILL OUT! It's a movie, if they wanted to be 100% accurate the film would be another...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, intense sequences of action and some partial nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says More brutal action than in earlier X-Men films.
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