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86%

Average Rating:
7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 281
Fresh:
241
Rotten:
40

Critics Consensus:
With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.


69%

Average Rating:
6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 48
Fresh:
33
Rotten:
15

Critics Consensus:
With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.

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87%
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Average Rating:
4/5
User Ratings:
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With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.

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X-Men: First Class unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga – and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe. — (C) Fox
  • Rating:
    PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language)
  • Genre:

    Action & Adventure ,
    Drama ,
    Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Directed By:
    Matthew Vaughn
  • Written By:
    Jane Goldman , Ashley Edward Miller , Zack Stentz , Matthew Vaughn
  • In Theaters:

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  • Box Office:
    $145,300,000
  • Runtime:
  • Studio:
    20th Century Fox

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James McAvoy


as Charles Xavier/Professor X


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as Erik Lensherr/Magneto


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as Hank McCoy/Beast


January Jones


as Emma Frost


Lucas Till


as Alex Summers/Havok


Rose Byrne


as Dr. Moira MacTaggert


Jennifer Lawrence


as Raven Darkholme/Mystique


Oliver Platt


as Man in Black


Alex González


as Janos Quested/Riptide


Edi Gathegi


as Armando Munoz/Darwin


Jason Flemyng


as Azazel


Zoë Kravitz


as Angel Salvadore


Laurence Belcher


as Charles Xavier (12 Years)


Bill Milner


as Young Erik


Morgan Lily


as Young Raven (10 Years)


Beth Goddard


as Mrs. Xavier


Corey Johnson


as Chief Warden


Demitri Goritsas


as Levene


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as Colonel Hendry


Don Creech


as William Stryker


Matt Craven


as CIA Director McCone


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as US General


Ludger Pistor


as 1st German/Pig Farmer


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as 2nd German/Tailor


Greg Kolpakchi


as Russian Soldier No. 1


Andrei Zayats


as Russian Soldier No. 2


Rade Serbedzija


as Russian General


Ray Wise


as Secretary of State


Michael Medeiros


as Political Officer


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as Soviet Captain


Yuri Naumkin


as Soviet Fire Control


Gene Farber


as Soviet Radioman


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as Soviet NCO


Katrine De Candole


as Swiss Receptionist


James Faulkner


as Swiss Bank Manager


Eva Magyar


as Edie Lensherr


Annabelle Wallis


as Co-Ed


Juan Herrera


as Airport Worker


Greg Savage


as Coastguard


Jarid Faubel


as U.S. Fire Control Officer


Gregory Cox


as Dr. Leigh


Josh Cohen


as Junior Agent No. 1


David Crow


as Weasley Agent


Kieran Patrick Campbell


as Little Boy


Sasha Pieterse


as Teenage Girl


Brendan Fehr


as Communications Officer


Michael Ironside


as Captain


Jason Begh


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as Lt. Commander


Tony Curran


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Carlos Besse Peres


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| Top Critics (48)
| Fresh (241)
| Rotten (40)
| DVD (4)

Why be so harsh and long-winded about a superhero movie? Because it’s an ambitious superhero movie.

July 13, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

The climax is the biggest letdown, a giant hash of crosscutting and unremarkable (in an era in which we’ve seen everything) CGI.

August 3, 2013 | Full Review…

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

As X-Men films go, this one gets the job done and is certainly better than Last Stand or Wolverine. But there are still just too darn many X-Men.

October 7, 2011 | Full Review…

Leah Rozen
TheWrap
Top Critic

Looks and feels like a very cheesy Cold War-era B movie…

June 27, 2011

David Denby
New Yorker
Top Critic

It uses the themes of the previous movies to build an intelligent, fast-paced, and highly entertaining prequel.

June 3, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Eric D. Snider
Film.com
Top Critic

This blazing “pre-boot” breathes new life into the sagging franchise

June 3, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Richard Roeper
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Top Critic

What if women could only contribute to the plot while in their underwear?

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Leona Laurie
Geek Girl Authority

Add in some spectacular battle sequences and crisp characters, and it makes one of the best superhero movies in years.

March 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Rebecca Cusey
WORLD

Good actors make you care, even if the story doesn’t.

October 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Sarah Marrs
Cinesnark

If you didn’t see the previous movies, you may not be able to appreciate some of the subtle references, but that won’t make you enjoy the movie any less. Check it out.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Ultimately, Hollywood has once again proven it has a power all its own: the ability to suck the life out of what was once a reasonably entertaining franchise.

August 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

X-Men doesn’t really know what it wants to be: a camp-fest, a super gay love story, a celebration of ’60s comic book style, or a semi-solemn treatise on learning how to accept and celebrate diversity.

August 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)
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Audience Reviews for X-Men: First Class

½

The greatest achievement of this film is how it makes us care so much about its characters even though we know beforehand that they are not going to die – the big curse of prequels -, while balancing a lot of action and an intelligent social commentary with absolute perfection.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Just when people were beginning to lose faith prequels, along comes “X-Men: First Class.” In one of the best prequels ever made (not just by comic book standards), we follow Professor Charles Xavier at the peak of his knowledge, while Eric is a troubled man who only wants to hunt down the man who killed his mother. Realizing there are many more people like them out there, they decide to form a team of young recruits, whom will eventually help them form a team to face the evil their most fear, while also having to deal with the humans thinking of these mutants as threats.

Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) is the central antagonist of this story, and while all he wants is to harness his powers and find as many mutants to follow him as possible, his past comes back to haunt him in Eric. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender share amazing on-screen chemistry. I truly believe that this is some of the best bonding/friendship I have seen in a very, very long time, especially for comic book films. They grow as personalities throughout this film, bringing a whole other layer to the characters of Professor X and Magneto.

Twentieth Century Fox has never been known for their streak of great films, but rather a very bumpy balance between good and bad. Of the last decade or so, I definitely think “X-Men: First Class” shows that they will always eventually have something up their sleeves, even if they do not know it yet. After travesties such as “X-Men: The Last Stand” or “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” they really had to up their game in terms of reviving this franchise, and they did so with flying colors.

Matthew Vaughn at the helm as director was just the icing on the cake here. He takes care in his projects. Focusing on slow scenes to further develop the characters we already know, placing side characters in the forefront, and showcasing everyone equally, leaving out fan favorites, instead of adding in moments to a film that did not need any further assistance. With a terrific screenplay, tasteful direction, and cast that elevates this film even more, “X-Men: First Class” is easily one of the best films in the franchise, and some may even argue that it is the best.

What this film is at it’s core, is a loose prequel to the stories we know, which also acts as a springboard for stories that can be told between the two timelines. This is a very smart film and I can not wait to see where the filmmakers take it from here. The future looks pretty bright for this franchise if this pace can be kept up. This film is definitely substance over style, and for a superhero film, that is all that can be asked. “X-Men: First Class” is wonderful entertainment.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Brings credibility back to the X-Men franchise thanks mainly to Michael Fassbender’s excellent portrayal of a young Magneto. James McAvoy does a good job too as Xavier, but he and everyone else surrenders the screen as soon as Michael Fassbender steps in. The chemistry and bond between the two characters drives the movie and although the story is going places already shown in later films of the series, it’s still nice to see it all happen and done in a manner that it’s still exciting and suspenseful. This is the best installment since X-2. Sometimes taking a step back really is the way to move forward.

Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

½

I was expecting a solid movie. Matthew Vaughn is easily one of my favorite directors. The cast is loaded from top to bottom with a good group of actors even if you have not heard of many of them. After two hours of solid fun I was ready for more. If any movie deserves sequels its this one. Keep Vaughn and Singer on board and the cast and you will have money. Easily in the top two of all the X-Men films. I am not an X-Men fanboy. I could care less about the five hundred zillion reboots retcons and who knows what else that happens in comics. Sorry. I do like the characters though and they did a wonderful job of bringing this group to the screen.

John Manard
John Manard

Super Reviewer

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Charles Xavier/Professor X:Youre not alone.

Raven Darkholme/Mystique:Mutant and proud.

Logan/Wolverine:Go fuck yourself.

Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto:Lets just say Im Frankensteins monster… and Im looking for my creator

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