Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four (2015)

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 7, 2015
DVD Release Date: December 15, 2015
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dull and downbeat, this Fantastic Four proves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series without the humor, joy, or colorful thrills that made it great.

Kristy Puchko

"Fantastic Four" is a profound mess. It's not fun. It's not exciting. It's far from action-packed. And it's most certainly not fantastic.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

The newest iteration of Stan Lee and Joltin' Jack Kirby's classic superheroes plays like some misguided cross between an Eighties Afterschool Special and a failed WB tween-heartthrob outing sans the emotional depth.

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Kip Mooney
College Movie Review

Its talented cast is wasted in a big lead-up to a whole bunch of nothing.

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Jason Bailey

A poorly constructed, ineptly executed, flatfooted piece of Branded Product that plays as though it were written by a piece of software fed every superhero movie script to date and instructed to synthesize them.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

The latest iteration of "Fantastic Four" is far from what its name suggests. Profoundly uninteresting, it hits all the beats of the standard superhero movie, but provides nothing in the way of imagination or magic.

Nick Levine

A horribly botched reboot that squanders a talented young cast.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

A lightweight and basically unnecessary attempt to once again bring some cinematic life to one of the lesser teams in the Marvel Universe.

Christy Lemire

Laughably cheesy, bordering on Zardoz levels of simplicity.

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Rudie Obias
Battleship Pretension

You've got to hand it to Josh Trank for making a movie that fails in almost every way. Fantastic Four is just frustrating because you can see hints of something interesting, but without the knowledge to build upon those ideas.

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Flixster Audience Score: 18% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Unfortunately for everyone involved and especially the audience, the creators of this reboot had no idea what the F4 stand for, or what their stories should be… More
Christian C
"Fantastic 4" is more a fantastic two-and-a-half. The rest just sucks.
Jon Lantz
Shocked this got such low ratings. Although it's far from perfect, I liked seeing the less flashy origin story without all the "camp". I would… More
Alice Shen
Hmm not the summer superhero Blockbuster that it aspired to be. Despite the stellar cast of Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Kate Mara, the story is hokey… More
Christopher Heim
Josh Trank's (Chronicle) adaptation of the Fantastic Four property is sadly another misfire in Hollywood's continuing failed attempts at bringing… More
Flutie Archibald
Sure, there was potential, but there's just no coming back from that butchered interpretation of Dr. Doom. Who thought that was a good idea?