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Reviews: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

xmenReviews for this film from our members:

  • Beth Accomando @ KPBS Cinema Junkie
    • Excerpt: Once again, the best part of this film and the best thing to happen to the franchise as a whole is the casting of Michael Fassbender as Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier. Stewart and McKellan, as the older versions of the characters, are also fine but they are not given much screen time in this film and were not given much in terms of good scriptwriting in any of the earlier films.
  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Marina Antunes @ Row Three
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: I have always believed that if you cast actual actors in these roles, you will have excellent performances. Days Of Future Past confirms my belief.
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Los mutantes vuelven a la carga con una película-puente que parece más bien pensada como anticipo y avance de lo que está por venir. Mucho metraje, poca acción y sentido en general, buen diseño de producción. Y a esperar el Apocalipsis.
  • Steve Biodrowski @ Cinefantastique Online
    • Excerpt: The most astoundingly okay movie so far this year – which is apparently all it takes to earn high praise these days
  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: I find it refreshing and remarkable how easily I am able to now declare Days of Future Past the best X-Men movie to date.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: one of the best X-Men movies ever made
  • Bob Cashill @
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Now *this* is how you make a summer tentpole movie.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Espectacular, aburrida, y con falta de coherencia.
  • Michael Dequina @
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is the trippiest entry in 20th Century Fox’s long-running Marvel Comics franchise, and perhaps the brainiest. Epic in scope from the opening frame, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” insistently refuses to be outdone in size or spectacle by any of the other comic book-based franchises out there, none of which would have seen the light of day without the success of 2000’s “X-Men.”
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It all builds to a climax that intercuts between past and present, but again, it’s not the action … that keeps us involved.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Suspenseful, satisfying sequel/prequel…
  • Steven Greydanus @ National Catholic Register
    • Excerpt: In its time-bending, franchise-spanning bravura, Days of Future Past succeeds where Star Trek: Generations failed.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: X-Men: Days of Future Past is the very best of a decent franchise. It marks the return of director Bryan Singer who entertainingly combines multiple entries into a surprisingly coherent tale.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: With its time-twisting plot, sci-fi soapiness, powerful humanism, and to-die-for cast, this is the summer blockbuster done with elegance and heart.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is entertaining and challenging, a full meal of eye-candy and substance, as well as a summer tentpole that invigorates its comic-book property with gravitas and vigor. Your move, “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
    • Excerpt: X-Men: Days of Future Past ups the ante both visually and thematically as it presents the darkest and most socio-politically complex entry in the film franchise. It finally shows us the sheer destruction of the mutant genocide Magneto (Ian McKellan) has been warning about for decades as it also explores the xenophobic cold war paranoia of the 1970s.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: X-Men: Days of Future Past is another fine example of how sequels don’t have to be inferior to their predecessors.
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
    • Excerpt: Though a solid superhero outing, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is more concerned with setting up the next movie than introducing you to its characters.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @
    • Excerpt: Featuring a host of ex-X-Men…
  • Frank Ochieng @ Focus Magazine of SWFL
    • Excerpt: Rich in kinetic kitsch and impish imagination, X-Men: Days of Future Past is a blast from the past as its percolating production triggers another inclination to embrace this motley crew of super-powered oddballs.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Days of Future Past rights the bone-headed wrongs of Last Stand: it looks and feels terrific (every bit of that $250 million budget is up on the screen) and I loved seeing these characters treated – once again – with the love that they deserve.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Singer has a strong grasp of the essentials: Days of Future Past stays light on its feet, allowing for moments of occasional levity, and giving his best actors room to do their work.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: With so many balls in the air, you can imagine that X-Men: Days of Future Past is one busy little bee. Director Bryan Singer returns to this series after directing the first two X-Movies (there have now been seven, count ‘em, seven), and what he brings with him is a bold spirit of fun. What the movie lacks is a tightly-written story.
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: X-Men: Days of Future Past, warts and all, will surely please fans, despite disappointing them with a storyline that doesn’t quite hold up, as well as managing to brush over burning questions raised in previous installments.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Not only the best film in the ‘X-Men’ series, but one that rivals the best super-hero movies of the past. Inventive and slick in the best sense, it continues the franchise’s rejuvenation and whets the appetite for more.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Mel Valentin @
    • Excerpt: Bryan Singer’s Semi-Triumphant Return
  • Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)
    • Excerpt: Director Bryan Singer and Days’ three co-writers end up privileging action sequences and limp melodrama over narrative coherence.
Updated: July 31, 2015 — 10:08 pm

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