(2000)

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Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Mr. Showbiz
The best kind of summer blockbuster -- the kind that makes you immediately crave a sequel.
88
Balances brains, brawn and heart in ideal proportions. The actors - some first-rate, all enjoyable - never get overshadowed by the special effects, which dazzle us without gory excess.
80
While X-Men doesn't take your breath away wire-to-wire the way "The Matrix" did, it's an accomplished piece of work with considerable pulp watchability to it.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
This feast of fantasy is worth it.
75
Doesn't match up against the new millennium martial artistry of "The Matrix," nor do the special effects - but he knows how to establish characters and relationships.
75
New York Daily News
A solid action story with inventive battles (one on the Statue of Liberty) and satisfyingly gooey special effects.
75
The most enjoyable piece of pop fantasy of the summer; sleek, elegant, exciting and wildly, outrageously imaginative.
75
New York Post
Spectacular special effects and sets.
75
Baltimore Sun
X-Men flies to the rescue with superheroes who have real substance.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
I started out liking this movie, while waiting for something really interesting to happen. When nothing did, I still didn't dislike it; I assume the X-Men will further develop their personalities if there is a sequel.
50
Entertainment Weekly
When the film version isn't assaulting you with gizmos, it's an awkward, depersonalized piece of hackwork.
50
USA Today
Missing are well-choreographed action scenes, likable characters and involving plot twists.

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