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Fresh: A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Fresh: A superb cast and spotless direction from Bryan Singer make this one a summer must-see, and a film that goes right alongside the first Batman and Superman as genre bests.
- Bob Grimm, Sacramento News & Review, Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Fresh: The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman.
- David Denby, New Yorker, Monday, April 15, 2013
my feelings on this film have descended as the years have gone on. i still have fun watching this film, but with the culmination of the trilogy this once great comic book film looses its luster. the trilogy ended so poorly that it accentuates the flaws of this film in character development, style, and storyline. still a lot of fun, but i wish things had been done a bit differently.
- sanjurosamurai, Tuesday, August 17, 2010
What "X-Men" lacks in scope, it makes up for in imagination. Bryan Singer proved to have a unique, cool vision with this film- one that would be copied for years to come. Featuring a slick ensemble cast, splashy effects and resonate social/political overtones, "X-Men" is the rare, mature superhero film that works.
- stevenecarrier, Monday, July 5, 2010