New X Men Apocalypse movie got mixed reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new super hero/action flick, “X-Men: Apocalypse,” into theaters today, May 27th, 2016, and all the top movie critics have turned in their reviews.

It turns out that the movie was good enough to get a mixed reaction out of them with an overall 52 score out of a possible 100 across 45 critic reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Evan Peters, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Helman, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne and Sophie Turner. We’ve added comments from a couple of the critics, below.

Edward Douglas from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score, saying: “Once again, it’s Evan Peters’ Quicksilver who steals the movie whenever we see his powers in action, maybe because they’ve found a unique way to showcase them. There’s even a fun but unnecessary tangent involving another popular “X-Men” character.”

Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 grade. He said: “This isn’t A-level X-Men, but it’s a visual feast, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s brimming with stellar performances, it has some legitimately moving teamwork segments — and it contains perhaps my favorite scene of any movie this year.”

Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Neither resting on formula nor audience goodwill, the “X-Men” series is going deeper and getting better as it goes along.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 score, claiming: “Director Bryan Singer, who started the whole thing in high style with 2000’s “X-Men,” returns for a fourth time. Singer shows a lot of energy, but he and screenwriter Simon Kinberg (Fantastic Four, yuck) let the movie get way overcrowded.”

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: “At times, “Apocalypse” can be great fun, even if it doesn’t know when to hand its car keys to a friend and ask to be taken home.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “Disorganized but engaging, full of visual pyrotechnics and earnest emotion, it is diverting, if not necessarily convincing.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score, saying: “Mostly, though, it’s the same old story: Bad mutants versus good mutants, with the fate of us humans — mostly off-screen, disturbingly expendable — hanging in the balance.”

Glenn Kenny over at The New York Times, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “For every lively moment, there’s a reminder that the franchise is tiring.”

Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 score. He claims: “Point is, the property is running on bald tires, and, for all its ear-splitting racket and lavish effects, “Apocalypse” is the barest of retreads.”

Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 50 score, saying: “Director Bryan Singer made more hay with Marvel’s mighty mutant menagerie in the early 2000s, but the new film comes undone with too many characters and not enough nuance or freshness.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 grade. He said: “This one’s no gem. It’s simply large, and long (two-and-a-half hours, the usual length lately with these products). I remain unpersuaded and slightly galled by the attempts to interpolate the history, locale and tragic meaning of Auschwitz into what used to be known as popcorn movies.”

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “Apocalypse feels like a confused, kitchen-sink mess with a half dozen too many characters, a villain who amounts to a big blue nothing, and a narrative that’s so choppy and poorly cut together that it feels like you’re watching a flipbook instead of a movie.”

Geoff Berkshire over at Variety, gave it a 40 grade, claiming: “Although the X-Men ensembles are usually large, there are simply too many characters for the action-heavy “Apocalypse” to properly juggle.”

Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 40 score. He said: “X-Men: Apocalypse provides a hint at what might one day take down the ubiquitous superhero genre: utter dullness. For all its bangs, the movie is ultimately a whimper.”

Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “Despite the undeniable presence of a huge amount of action, X-Men: Apocalypse is decidedly a case of more is less, especially when compared with the surprising action and more interesting personal interactions (including the temporary subtraction of some characters) in other big Marvel franchises.”

Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 30 score. He stated: “The previous episode, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” was as fresh and enjoyable as this one is semicoherent and dispiriting.”

Lastly, Angelica Jade Bastien from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 25 grade. She said: “X-Men: Apocalypse is a confused, bloated mess of a film.” Stay tuned.

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