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New Fantastic Four movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new super hero/action flick, “Fantastic Four,” into theaters today, August 7th,2015 and all the top critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that most of them really didn’t like it with an overall 27 score out of a possible 100 across 37 reviews at

The movie stars: Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Toby Kebbell. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics, below.

Clark Collis at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a very mediocre 50 score, saying: “In short, this Josh Trank-directed reboot had a very low hurdle to overcome to become the best FF movie so far. The most fantastical aspect of the movie is that it may not achieve that goal.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 50 grade. He said: “If Fantastic Four is pleasantly different in its introductory segment, once those super powers kick in, the whole film goes into a more standard gear.”

Brian Lowry from Variety, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “Ultimately, Fox’s stab at reviving one of its inherited Marvel properties feels less like a blockbuster for this age of comics-oriented tentpoles than it does another also-ran — not an embarrassment, but an experiment that didn’t gel.”

Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 49 score, stating: “Director Josh Trank, whose debut feature “Chronicle” put a smart new spin on superhero tropes, has assembled a quartet of engaging, charismatic performers and stranded them in a miasma of exposition and set-up that sinks the movie.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 score. He said: “A lightweight and basically unnecessary attempt to once again bring some cinematic life to one of the lesser teams in the Marvel Universe.”

Matt Zoller Seitz over at, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “There are no people to watch in Fantastic Four, only collections of character traits and attitudes brought fitfully to life by actors who might’ve mistakenly thought they were hitching a ride on the superhero movie gravy train by signing up for this misfire.”

A.O. Scott at the The New York Times, gave it a 30 score, claiming: “This Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank from a script he wrote with Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater, feels less like a tale of superhero beginnings than like a very long precredit opening sequence.”

Michael O’Sullivan at the Washington Post, gave it a 25 score. He said: “The special effects look cheap, the acting is wooden, and the shouted dialogue consists largely of throwaway action-movie cliches (“Let’s do this”) and B-movie sci-fi jargon (“His bioenergy is off the charts!”).”

Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a another bad 25 grade, saying: ” An unfortunate movie that does an embarrassing disservice to the decades-old property and is a frightful waste of all the talent involved.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 25 score, saying: “From Miles Teller to Kate Mara to Reg E. Cathey, everyone on screen in Fantastic Four speaks in a flat, earnest monotone with a determinedly low-keyed air bordering on openly not giving a rip.”

Joe Neumaier over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 20 grade, saying: “Someone forgot to put anything fantastic into Fantastic Four.”

Todd McCarthy at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 20 score, saying: “A sense of heaviness, gloom and complete disappointment settles in during the second half, as the mundane set-up results in no dramatic or sensory dividends whatsoever.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a rock bottom “0” score, claiming: “The latest reboot of the Fantastic Four — the cinematic equivalent of malware — is worse than worthless.”

Lastly, Lou Lumenick at the New York Post, gave it another worst “0” score. He stated: “A lousy script, unfocused direction, incoherent editing, shockingly terrible special effects — and, probably, panicked studio executives — have left its four talented stars muddling through a dull superhero origin story with zero payoff.” Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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