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X-Men

2000 American superhero film directed by Bryan Singer and written by David Hayter from a story by Singer and Tom DeSanto Website

Approval Rate: 85%

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    martial_arts_personal_development_center

    Wed Feb 24 2010

    Haven't missed one yet. Love the comics.

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    thatoneperson

    Thu Dec 31 2009

    more of a political movie than anything. too much hinting of pop culture politics

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    meanwhile_in_a_town_named_spoons

    Sun Jun 07 2009

    They really should have developed her a bit better. Not enough!

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    sagedarkhorse

    Fri May 29 2009

    Overall a decent movie. Some of the parts seem a bit corny or completely unrealistic but then again.. its whatever.

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    ayn9b559

    Thu Apr 30 2009

    The movie introduced us to the characters, let us know their strengths, weaknesses and why it sucks to have their powers. It set up the bad guys, other mutants and normal people, and was entertaining as well. The perfect super hero movie. Plus, its really good with popcorn.

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    jennifer

    Tue Jul 22 2008

    Another great movie! Grew up on the cartoon!

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    haji849

    Tue Jul 22 2008

    the greatest mutant movie ever! amazing plots, but needs more bak stories and more of the other mutants.

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    genghisthehun

    Mon Jul 21 2008

    Another comic book movie, X-Men is good food for morons.

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    jackie215

    Fri Jul 18 2008

    OMG! my favorite movie EVER

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    pixarfan2007

    Thu May 10 2007

    I found this to be a pretty good comic book movie. The visual effects are good and theres a lot of action scenes.

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    xagent

    Tue May 08 2007

    They were okay. If they would have staid closer to the comics it could have been better.

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    triped

    Tue May 08 2007

    I'm biased, in the way that I'm an X-Man fan. The movie and any upcoming movie that is comic-based, which I have come to follow, will always be put up on a higher pedestal of judgment. In this case, X-Men, the first of many and I hope many many more sequels, is adequate for a first movie. It sets up characters, storylines, and themes. There is action, romance, and some sci-fi goodies along with the special effects. For fans, watch it on the big screen & buy the DVD; for people who are indifferent, watch it at home somehow, maybe TBS will have it in a year.

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    inoitall

    Sat Oct 29 2005

    A thrill. My inner 10 yr old boy did cartwheels for months after seeing this movie.

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    fantasyfalles

    Mon Jul 04 2005

    Rocked!!

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    redoedo

    Tue Aug 24 2004

    Entertaining and fun to watch. Solid script, special effects, and actiong. Overall, much better than I expected it to be.

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    profchaos

    Wed Mar 17 2004

    Very entertaining, although the second is better.

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    irishgit

    Sat Dec 20 2003

    Well made, much better acting than is common in this kind of movie, generally good fun.

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    comedyfreek

    Sat Sep 27 2003

    this movie was a really good introduction for the characters...it was basically for the people who havent read or seen any xmen comics or cartoons...it was really well made..the only problem i thot was cyclops was given too small a role...but the effects were good..n wolverine was totally awesome..magneto n mystique were cool too..the ending was just amazingggg

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    pikachan

    Wed Jul 23 2003

    A 4.5. the special effects were good and it was interesting to watch. all the acting was quite well. i rented this movie thinking i would hate it, but it was good. I still like Spider-Man a little better.

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    kamylienne

    Thu Jun 12 2003

    Well, you gotta expect that the movie really isn't going to be the exact depiction of the book/comic, in any circumstance, before going to see this. As a movie, it served as just one big introduction of the cast, with little else really. I liked the little cheesy one-liners and interactions between Wolverine and Cyclops--that was probably the best part of the movie. The effects were alright, especially for Mystique--she literally had that stuff painted on her, that had to be a pain! Well, don't expect too much from this movie, it's just fun to watch. (Oh, and don't worry, most people agree that the second movie is better than the first.)

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    mia_nwtbf

    Sat May 10 2003

    Loved it. Even though I heard the second movie was greater. Actually, I was a little disappointed in finding out that Tyler Mane wasn't going to play Sabretooth in the second film. Hopefully Bryan Singer will bring him back in the third film. And I thought Halle Berry was an excellent choice in the part of Storm.

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    forgotten_hero

    Sat Apr 12 2003

    Very well done. I grew up watching and reading X-men. So I was very satisfied with how this was done. The cast was perfect with one or two exceptions. I was pleased that they decided to keep Magneto's origin. Since that is his main reason for despising mankind. But like all comic book movies it wasn't exactly like the comic. But considering that fictional characters have been turned into flesh abd blood actors it is easy to forgive these faults. I expect the same satisfaction from the sequel.

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    lukskywlkr

    Thu Oct 17 2002

    Most of the time, going from a comic book to film is a 50/50. It's either going to be very good or very bad. I thought X-Men was very good. It had a decent story and the effects were very good. It does lose something watching it on t.v. See it in a theatre if you can.

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    zuraya

    Sat Jul 13 2002

    I was actuately going to give this movie a 1 but felt generous today. I got my hopes up once I saw the adverts for this movie.....but the classical american way of making crap movies look good fooled me again. With stupid lines such as when Storm says 'Do you know what happens when a frog gets hit by lightning?.....the same thing that happens to everything else'.....what kind of a line is that? This must be one of the biggest movie losers of all century. The only highlight of this movie was seeing hugh jackman.

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    movieguy108

    Fri Jul 13 2001

    I was dissapointed in how they skewed the comic book storyline but they did the best they could and I appreciate that. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

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    hughjackmans_mate

    Sat Apr 07 2001

    One of the best movies of all time. The cast: Great. The actress playing "Dr.Jean Grey" is very convincing. She's a very pretty woman, one like a lot of women would like to be. The girl playing "Rogue" was impressive. Haven't seen her in many films, but in this one, she was particularly good. "Cyclops" (played by James Marsden) is also VERY impressive. Haven't seen him act so well in all the other movies he's been in. Last I will be mentioning (but certaintly not least), is Hugh Jackman. Wow. I was stunned when I saw him act. I was in heaven watching him. Can life get any better than this? I don't think so. He's so amazingly talented and handsome, that I can't put it into words. I seriously love everything about him. I love his smile, his eyes, his hair, his body, even his nose! The man is highly underrated and should receive lots more attention. I am looking forward to seeing ANY other movies he ever decides to do. Heck, I saw "Someone Like You" the other day. He's wonderful. Everythi... Read more

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    wiggum

    Wed Mar 21 2001

    As a kid, I collected comic books and was a big fan of the X-Men, so I really looked forward to seeing the movie. But my expectations were low, because movies have traditionally done a poor job with comic book characters. As it turns out, “X-Men” isn’t too bad at all. People complain that they didn’t include all the characters (no Nightcrawler, Colossus, Banshee, etc.), but there’s no way they could have introduced that many characters in an hour and half and still have had room for a plot. As it is, you hardly got to know Storm or Cyclops at all. And of course purists are going to find fault with the fact that small details of the comic aren’t respected (Rogue is too young, Wolverine is too tall, etc.), but give me a break – that stuff is far too minor to matter. Overall, the movie works. The special effects are great, the story is interesting enough for comic book fans but basic enough for people who are new to the X-Men, the acting is decent, and there are some good fight sce... Read more

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    the_watcher

    Fri Mar 16 2001

    Coming from along time reader of the X-men comics, let me say that this film seriously exceeded all expectations. Wolverine was perfect, with one-liners true to his comic book counterpart, although i think that ? would have been slightly better considering that Logan is meant to look slightly older than 30. Not even his healing powers could make him look that young. The weakest link [if there was one] has to be Rogue. Too much of her personality was melded with Jubilees', meaning that her true past from the comic books cant be explored. Also i didnt like the way that original members of the X-men were made to be teenagers. I mean anyone currently up to date with the comics, will agree that ice man is one of the most interesting characters with the expansion of his new powers. and yet here he is all spotty and hormonaly charged hitting on Rogue who is obviously just waiting for Gambit to get a call up. I know that i need to get a life, but i dont care! i'm going to go home and... Read more

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    general_james

    Fri Feb 02 2001

    I really enjoyed the movie. Being a die hard xmen comic/book/cartoon fan I could appreciate the acting in prof-X and Wolvie.I thought that even though this is the first of many sequels the Xmen seemed a little too weak and teenagerish. The fight scenes were good the first time but need more depth, especially with storm. I mean Halle didnt really move, run, jump, or anything like that and she is supposed to fly. The was too much shown in the prep-school mansion area and not enough in the lower"cool x-men" area. The danger room could have been shown..(or is that saved for the sequel with aypocolipse and the Shi'ar.) For the most part the acting was good. The COSTUMES WERE TERRIBLE!! I understand that it would be impossible to bring the comic book costumes, but they could have been a little similar at least. I did not like the "boyfriend" of rouge or soon to be iceman, he was too not like iceman.Scott Summers was not tough enough and didnt have any leadership. The movie(s) need to evolve ... Read more

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    deigan

    Wed Jan 31 2001

    First of all, let me start by stating that I have followed the Marvel Comic's X-Men for quite awhile. I think the movie was excellent. All though some of the characters could have been introduced and expounded on... (such as Storm)... the over all casting was terrific! I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone with any interests in a good flic!! I am eagerly awaiting a sequel!!

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    alicat

    Mon Jan 29 2001

    I rented this DVD this past weekend and I was expecting nothing. Absolutely nothing. I didn't think it was going to be good but was hoping it would be somewhat entertaining. Well, the DVD was really cool. The menu was awesome. The movie had good special effects and costumes. As far as following X Men even though I have never even seen a comic book, I followed it fine. It was not as bad as I thought but it still had some strong elements of cheese which prevent it from getting higher than a 3.

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    alice666cooper

    Fri Jan 26 2001

    IT WAS THE BEST MOVIE THAT HAS EVER CAME OUT IN THE MOVIES BECAUSE THE OTHER MOVIES SUCK! THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM THE BIGGEST MARVEL COMICS FAN EVER!

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    angryfraggle

    Mon Jan 22 2001

    I could only give this movie one star because of the entertainment. As a movie itself it was one of the worst movies i have ever seen i seriously could not even sit through it. There were many actors and actresses that took part in this movie but how good could they act if they had a screenplay that was pathetic. Don't get me wrong I love comics and love marvel heroes but this was the worst portrayl of the marvel heroes ever. Rogue and sabertooth saved the movie but where the heck is Gambit?

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    free_thought

    Thu Jan 18 2001

    I have been an X-Men fan for years and when I had scene the trailers for this movie I was given a low expectation, however, when I saw the movie it proved me wrong. This tale touches the viewer in a rare way, much like the comic. Here you are watching this movie which is done, for the most part, in a comic book 'storyboardesque' format, and finding that it moves you more than movies that try to be moving. This was a good movie for couples to go see. It represents the agression that men have and shows the balance for love that some viscious men possess, much like myself. Wolverine is the chief character for this. He is brutal and trusts no one, but he is in love with Dr. Jean Grey and feels a fatherly love for Rogue, just like the comic. Wolverine is the impossibility, but the necessary element in the X-Men. As for the type casting I thought it was very well done. Hugh Jackman took the character and personality of Wolverine out of the 'old school' comics and threw it on the screen. I pe... Read more

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    shabffa9

    Mon Jan 15 2001

    Graphics are good. Characters are interesting and realistic. Movie reflects off the comic.

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    simppoet

    Mon Jan 15 2001

    Many Stan Lee fans will be disappointed with this uninspired flop. Problem 1- X-Men traditionalists won't like the leather uniforms. Problem 2- Anna Paquin is a stick who's supposed to play the voluptuous Rogue. Problem 3- Halle Berry, while fine, does not do Storm justice.

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    dieg7317om

    Mon Jan 15 2001

    X-Men was more of a movie for kids. It's a movie that has no point. The ending makes no sense and resolves nothing. X-Men is a cartoon that should remain a cartoon.

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    angelthree

    Mon Jan 15 2001

    Great acting, great costumes, great effects, and great plot. Worth all $8, plus a nice a shot of Hugh Jackman without his shirt. Great for all ages.

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    ryan_a

    Mon Jan 15 2001

    Didn't stick with the storyline which occured in the comic book. Graphics were cool and so were the action scenes, but I didn't really enjoy the plot.

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    dirkmc

    Sat Jan 13 2001

    Solid movie - spent time dealing with the characters, plot and not just action sci-fi. Truly did justice to the origin, and gave a human side to all characters. Great cast of actors.

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    char8e95

    Fri Jan 12 2001

    This was a good movie but it is hard to understand if you don't know the comic strip. The action was good and I think little children will like it.

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    mress63d

    Fri Jan 12 2001

    Managed to include a great deal of data/background within a limited time frame. A lack of development in key characters was an inevitable problem that will hopefully be addressed in the unavoidable sequels.

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    rawsewage

    Thu Jan 11 2001

    I thought that X-Men was a good movie. The special effects were really great. The plot was alright, nothing great. Just alright overall, but I was pleased with the movie. And the beautiful women...

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    karia659

    Thu Jan 11 2001

    This movie had good special effects, and they had a lot of action to get you hooked. The only thing that made the movie OK was that only a couple of the X-Men were presented. Not all of them were mentioned.

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    p_dogg_707

    Thu Jan 11 2001

    If you love movies and comics, this is the perfect movie for you. I thought that X-Men had to be one of the best movies of the year. I was just overwhelmed by all the special effects and how close the movie was to the comic book. It was worth my money to see.

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    geezz175

    Wed Jan 10 2001

    X-Men was a good remake of the cartoon. They had great special effects, and the storyline was close to the cartoon.

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    solo9311

    Wed Jan 10 2001

    I am a comic book collector so this movie is a long time coming. I'm a Halle Berry fan. It was interesting to see the comic book go big screen.

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    reno77b6

    Wed Jan 10 2001

    X-Men seemes like a promising movie. My favorite Wolverine failed to meet the standard. Special effects were pretty cool but overall the story didn't go anywhere. Action is low and the plot is an absolute disaster.