“"Fantastic......good....Dull....Saw All Action Scenes On Tv....It Kidda Ruined The Exsprience For Me In Cinema...this Is Alright Pop-corn Flick"”
“SUPER TEAM WORK”
“Theres Bad, Theres Worse, Then Theres This.”
“It Was Good”
“Fantastic Fun Not So Fantastic Film”
“Jessica Alba Looks Fantastic; Michael Chicklis Is Hugely Fantastic. It's None Other Than The Fantastic Four!”
“Fantastic Four Is Terribly Miscast. It’s Poorly Written, Visually Uninteresting, And Worst Of All, Boring. ”
Fantastic Four is terribly miscast. It's poorly written, visually uninteresting, and worst of all, boring. The film drags considerably. There are huge gaps without any action and it brings the pacing to an unbearable crawl.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
This clumsy, cheesy, chintzy adaptation, with its F/X that look dated the moment you see them, is like something left over from the '60s, the heyday of Marvel's longest-running series.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Compared with the psychological probing and spiritual brooding of Batman Begins, Fantastic Four is proudly dumb, loud and inconsequential.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
There's nothing terribly fantastic about this ho-hum futuristic foray.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
A funky, fun film version of the famous Marvel superhero concoction.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
The whole thing lacks oomph and identity.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
A bad superhero comedy that takes its time going nowhere.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Before the inevitable and surprisingly anticlimactic battle with Doom, we are treated to two extreme-sports demonstrations, several training montages, [and] an ill-advised love triangle.
Matt Singer - Village Voice
You don't expect realism from a comic-book movie, but you do want the characters to seem larger than life. Here, they look like contestants at a costume party.
Jack Mathews - New York Daily News
[The writers are] so busy setting up the premise that they barely get around to exploiting it.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
Rarely terrible, let alone memorable, it's a brutally average piece of disposable summer entertainment that fades from the mind like some hazy, half-sleeping dream.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
The kind of don't-ask- too-many-questions action-hero movie where the humor is tasty and the FX are wicked-cool.
Michael Booth - Denver Post
The really good superhero movies, like Superman, SpiderMan 2 and Batman Begins, leave Fantastic Four so far behind that the movie should almost be ashamed to show itself in the same theaters.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
It certainly looks stunning, and there's even a try at injecting some human drama and strong emotion into the action stew.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
Marvel Comics continues to empty out its stable of superheroes with this entertaining tale.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
If you want to see how members of a family that's fraught with discord and dysfunction learn about teamwork and the nature of kin -- and dispatch bad guys in the process -- rent The Incredibles.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
A film that's nowhere near as fantastic as it should be. Something's missing. And that something is most likely a strong director.
Tom Long - Detroit News
The radiation-altered members of the Fantastic Four don't show their humanity. Rather, the superpowered quartet is little more than a bland collection of four-color caricatures.
Michael Senft - Arizona Republic
A wildly uneven, sporadically slapdash action-adventure that amuses in fits and starts.
Joe Leydon - Variety
A perfect storm of wooden acting, hackneyed direction, inane scripting and laughably cartoonish special effects produces a shapeless mess more wearyingly stupid than arch-villian Dr. Doom is evil.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
A popcorn popper, a cinematic sugar buzz. And blessedly so.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Fantastic it ain't, but not bad it sort of is.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
A not-so-bad mindless bit of camp escapism that doesn't try to eclipse its dime-store comic book roots.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
It exists largely to entertain and delight, which used to be precisely what summer blockbusters were engineered to do.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
An overinflated B-movie with no grace, no subtext, no wit, and featuring beefcake/cheesecake actors who look like they've been plucked from the soaps.
David Edelstein - Slate
This movie is more like a B-grade comic book adaptation than the A-list production it should have been.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
In trying to nail just the right mix of comic book action, comedy and pathos, the movie emerges as a tone-deaf mishmash of underdeveloped characters, half-baked humor and unhatched plotting drenched in CGI overkill.
Michael Rechtshaffen - Hollywood Reporter
More superhero sitcom than comic book adventure, the movie lacks a strong, dramatic through-line.
Kevin Crust - Los Angeles Times
Some comics just shouldn't be turned in to movies...
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Director Tim Story ("Barbershop") sets an uneven tempo for the embarrassingly clunky script by Michael France ("Hulk") and Mark Frost ("Storyville").
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
The film is made in the internet equivalent of capital letters and its simplistic morality stands out on the big screen more so than on the small page.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
An opportunity squandered by Marvel, which really needs to watch its quality control more closely.
Daniel Etherington - Film4
Four-play without any climax.
Amber Wilkinson - Eye for Film
The film is affable enough, though nothing much seems to be at stake.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
After the recent crop of enjoyable superhero movies, this is just an embarassment.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
A better than average comic book effort.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Tim Story gives the Marvel comics superheroes the Barbershop treatment.
Kam Williams - Princeton Town Topics
Shows how filmmaking through market research, screenwriting by committee, and over-dependence on moviemaking technology can result in huge, colourful, loud but totally vacuous and heartless movies.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
full review in Greek
Joseph Proimakis - Movies for the Masses
Not all comic-book films have to be as weighty and angst-filled as a graphic novel. Fantastic Four is neither fantastic nor incredible, but it's entertaining nonetheless.
Russ Breimeier - Christianity Today
Fantastic it most certainly ain't.
Mark Salisbury - Time Out
Finally, a movie that explores what happens when a group of people who can't get along find themselves freakishly mutated by cosmic radiation!
Jonathan Kiefer - Sacramento News & Review
Aqui lo que cuenta es tener una buena bolsa de palomitas y dejarse llevar por la nostalgia del cuarteto mas famoso del mundo despues de Los Beatles. Solo eso.
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
...there is little sense of wonder or excitement in Fantastic Four. It is merely a middling contender among a surplus of superhero movies.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
When the playboy, joke-around character is the best part of the film, you know you have problems.
Wesley Lovell - Oscar Guy
Wesley Lovell - Cinema Sight
Not all that exciting to watch, let me tell you.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
A garish mediocrity.
Keith Phipps - AV Club
James Verniere - Boston Herald