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Dark Phoenix

critic Reviews

23%
  • Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.
  • Stephanie BurtSlate
    The movie's weaknesses make more glaring the movie's hollowness where the storyline's feminism once was.
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  • Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    It didn't have to end this way...It didn't have to end with so little emotion, so little meaning - with a sad little speech about evolving, for Phoenix's sake.
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  • Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    "Logan" is the proper finale to the "X-Men" film series. "X-Men: Dark Phoenix"... is so disappointing that it doesn't deserve that honor.
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  • Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The final battle takes place aboard a moving train that feels like it's headed nowhere. At this point, it's a perfect metaphor for the "X-Men" series.
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  • Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    It's either an origin story or a series finale, but it's definitely a low point in the "X-Men" franchise.
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  • Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    It is a joyless, lifeless, boring affair that repeats ideas from better X-films and feels more like an obligatory reunion cash grab than a deeply considered goodbye to iconic characters.
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  • Brian GillMad About Movies Podcast
    Far from the worst of the X-Men films but it might be the most disappointing. Such a sour note for an ambitious, occasionally significant franchise like this to go out on.
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  • Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    Honoring its title, the film offers a refreshing grittiness and intensity to today's superhero fare. Uneven, but more than worth it. [Full review in Spanish]
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  • Oggs CruzRappler
    Dark Phoenix ends a franchise's fairly successful run in an exasperating note.
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  • David KeyesCinemaphile.org
    A thoughtless and mechanical descent into nonsense, with nothing standing at the center other than a myriad of conflicting arcs and questionable motives.
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