The New Mutants

critic Reviews

, 33% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Rendering a list of potentially explosive ingredients mostly inert, The New Mutants is a franchise spinoff that's less than the sum of its super-powered parts.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    You know what? It's nowhere near the disaster you'd probably imagine.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    Even a mangled bit of Whedonese about a toad struck by lightning could benefit a superhero story this starved for character.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The New Mutants tramples over its own comic book credentials in order to chase after a concept already more convincingly dealt with by The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Fox's last X-Men movie is an unholy mess... Out of the wreckage, a cult classic has been born.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    You could call it One Flew Over the Mutant's Nest if it had an ounce of wit or personality.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    It finally arrives more than two years after its original planned release date and at times it's hard not to stifle the unkind thought: 'Why so soon?'
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    Fico CangianoCineXpress
    A big mess. One of the worst X-Men films so far. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Fred TopelShowbiz Cheat Sheet
    After years of delays, the fact that The New Mutants is just okay feels like a victory.
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    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    ... it's difficult to applaud the positive elements in line with the writers' intent when their utilization of built-in narrative elements are so weak and their newly created elements so uninspired.
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    Brett WhiteDecider
    It's far from the best X-Men film, but it's also far, far from the worst.
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