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75
There's no shortage of "wow" moments, but the strong liberal political subtext of the trilogy has largely disappeared.
75
Although it's a quintessential popcorn movie, Wolverine is not mindless. Hood and Jackman bring depth to a comic-book tale of anti-heroes with anger issues.
67
You won't be upset you saw it, you'll have some fun, you'll see Wolvie beat the living hell out of a helicopter. These are good things, and it's why studios are provided huge budgets to play with in the first place.
63
Miami Herald
Jackman's charisma breathes the fire into Wolverine, not the rather pedestrian script or the by-the-numbers action.
58
The effect-laden showdowns feel more dutiful than daring, and the rare moments of fun are parceled out frugally, like precious nuggets of adamantium.
50
There's little of the seen-it-all, wise-guy acerbity that made his character in the X-Men trilogy stand apart from his fellow mutants. Here, he just glowers.
50
It's all a jumble and, worse, a damned impersonal one.
49
The most terrifying thing about the movie, really, is that plural: Originsssss. So many mutants, so much time. Thank God we can leave that for another summer.
25
Credit the director for one thing. He could have stretched it to three hours, but he gets in and out of this mess in less than two.
20
The movie drills itself into our skulls, which are all too vulnerable to such an assault, though I must say my brain glazed over and my heart turned adamantine while the stupidities of this action thriller played themselves out.
20
"Wolverine" is silly and typical, not in spite of but because it bonds an undeveloped family feud onto the main character's renegade story.

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