ant-manHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man is the best Marvel film this year (sorry, Age of Ultron).
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Amena y simpática propuesta que se percibe más bien como una película de transición para presentar al gran público al que debería ser uno de los futuros miembros de los Vengadores cinematográficos. No está mal, aunque en otras manos podría haber sido mejor.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: For a film credited to four very funny writers and positioned as a wacky Marvel spin-off, ‘Ant-Man’ spends an unfortunate portion of its running time wallowing in overwrought, soapy subplots and teary-eyed confessions. But such tonal incongruities — the desire to be both quip-happily irreverent and end-of-the-world serious — have become an increasingly prevalent (and crippling) element of the Marvel house style, which is also manifested in the cutesy ‘Avengers’ references, the surprise cameos that are executed with all the panache of ‘Love Boat’ guest shots, and the doubled-up end-credit cookie scenes, which have become the studio’s equivalent of cheeseball TV “next time on…” teasers.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A rousing 3-D sci-fi adventure that celebrates the teamwork between a man on an important mission and a band of insects.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: With a lighter delivery coming with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and sarcastic moments, “Ant-Man” plays friendlier and more fun than the darker slate of superhero movies coming down the pike. (I’m looking at you, “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.”)
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s “The Incredible Shrinking Man” via “Them” crossed with “Toy Story” set in a super hero world.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: In contrast to most Marvel Comics-based films, director Peyton Reed follows what the film’s title seems to prescribe. Instead of going grand and overwrought, ANT-MAN goes small and intimate.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Why, oh why, must these movies telling the story of the beginnings of a superhero do the same things over and over and over again?
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: While ‘Ant-Man’ fits seamlessly into the Marvel Universe, it doesn’t subscribe to the typical action-driven narrative for which the studio has become known and that’s a good thing.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Two father/daughter stories – with splashy simulations, utilizing macro-photography and motion-capture technology.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man is a boilerplate superhero production. It reinforces the (unfair) accusation that, if you’ve seen one costumed crime fighter film, you’ve seen them all.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Marvel’s tiniest hero stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s smallest movie so far, one that loses Paul Rudd’s charm among familiar comic-book action.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Paul Rudd is the little superhero that could trying his best to latch onto the Avengers’ coattails. Michael Peña’s comic relief role is the unexpected highlight in this new kid on the block.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Reasonably smaller, comparably self-contained and far less plot-heavy than Marvel’s earlier superhero offering this summer season (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”), it is a pipsqueak but such a lively, likably unpretentious pipsqueak.
  • Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner
    • Excerpt: This is yet another Marvel Comics Superhero extravaganza, not as awful as the others and relatively inoffensive. If anything, Ant-Man comes a bit closer to the first Iron Man and the first hour of Thor, but is lacking those film’s occasionally cynical sense of humour.
  • Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Don Lewis @ Flick Nation
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Wisely marketed at the small-fry … closer to ‘Antz’ than the mutant radioactive variety (in ‘Them!’).
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man’ ranks among the three entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is certainly the funniest of them all, even more so than last year’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: Marvel domineering be damned, and hypothetical visions of Wright’s non-existent version aside, Ant-Man is eye-widening, pulse-quickening, gut-busting cinematic glee.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man is a soulfully weird, witty sliced-down spectacle of a comic book film…It will take more than a gigantic can of Raid to destroy the indomitable presence of Ant-Man and what his hedonistic heroics–both physical and psychological–bring to the prized picnic table.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The world’s smallest superhero makes a splash on the big screen in Marvel’s Ant-Man, a fast, funny, often flippant comic book outing that, refreshingly, dials things back a bit from recent studio outings.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: You want proof that opening up Marvel movies to diversity makes for better movies? Look no further than the casting of Peña as a very atypical thief, who has equal enthusiasm for stealing smoothie machines as he does Belgian waffles, wine tastings and abstract art.
  • Jerry Roberts @ www.armchairoscars.com
    • Excerpt: Ant-Man is an entertaining movie that feels like a small anti-chamber off to the side of the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe. It feels like a break from the bigger more serious-minded team ups, focusing on a character that many of us don’t really know. Yet, it doesn’t feel like a forced entry. True, you didn’t hear anyone saying “Gee, I hope they make an Ant-Man movie,” but the movie works because of some bold creativity and a script that mercifully doesn’t take itself too seriously or drown itself in sad-clown drama.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The movie’s almost self-deprecating sense of tongue-in-cheek humility is matched by the fact that all the pleasures it affords are very small indeed.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: Extracts from the Disney attractions are dreadful but personality wins the day in this light duty superhero tale.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: The film’s only definitive merit is its pint-sized action sequences, which are undeniably a smashing success.