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75
New York Daily News
Ratner is unable to maintain the emotional intensity that has made this series so deeply epic. But he sure knows how to put on a show.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Though the picture is not without its wow-inducing, SFX-driven moments, that potent X-factor is considerably diminished in Singer's absence.
70
It's a fast and enjoyable B-movie, though, and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine brings some good stormy drama to the proceedings.
70
The result, though it delivers only in fits and starts, is still sharper and more inventive than most comicbook-adapted fare, and eventually gets the job done as far as action buffs are concerned.
70
Village Voice
If little else, the third and supposedly final entry in the X-Men mega-franchise suggests that some movies -- or at any rate some formulas -- are not just critic-proof, they might even be director-proof.
70
Dallas Observer
If this really is the last stand, it's a stylish farewell indeed.
67
Entertainment Weekly
This is interesting stuff. So why does The Last Stand feel driven to dumb itself down, as if embarrassed by its own ideas?
63
Chicago Tribune
Disappointingly, X-Men: The Last Stand slides back between the first two episodes. It's not stuporous, and it's not super.
60
Singer's absence is felt but not fatal. By adding too much new blood Ratner loses some of the original DNA, but with its nifty set-pieces and a few nasty surprises, X3's still a worthy enough sequel to ensure it’s no Last Stand.
58
The A.V. Club
Following two superior entries, Ratner's slick placeholder of a sequel lacks that crucial X-factor called inspiration.

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