Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) quest to solve his parents' disappearance puts him on a collision course with a scientist's (Rhys Ifans) deadly alter-go, the Lizard.
" A fun, naughty little frolic that knows the timeless rules of break-up-to-make-up comedy. "
" At 28, Garfield's slightly older than Maguire was when he played Peter Parker in 2002, but his combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor is immediately appealing. "
" Brings fresh faces and 3-D bells and whistles to the adventures of a moody nerd-boy who gets bitten by a radioactive arachnid and morphs into a smart-talking, web-slinging, thug-busting superhero. "
" Here comes another Spider-dude: This Andrew Garfield guy. So he'd better be really something, right? Well, as it happens, he is. "
" It's a nice try, but you wish all this talent could bring us something we haven't seen before. Sorry, Spidey. "
" [Von Trier's] internal battles with freedom and restrictions, though not always pretty or wise, provide us with these uniquely troubled stories and images. "
" Mr. Webb's Spider-Man movie works only because he keeps the whole package, at least until the requisite final blowout, tethered to his two appealing leads. "
" Now that all the fussy exposition has been taken care of, the real fun can begin in earnest: Long may he weave. "
" On the whole, it's passable stuff, a surprise, given how mechanical the masked character seemed. "
" Pretty good summer flick! "
" The Amazing Spider-Man is at least better than Raimi's Spider-Man 3, which was a mess. "
" The Amazing Spider-Man is considerably more fun-and, yes, even touching-than so premature a reboot had any right to be. "
" This is a grittier webslinger saga, led by a Peter Parker with swagger and angst and a tone defined more by emotional resonance than wide-eyed wonder. It still has plenty of fizz. "
" This is the second-best Spider-Man movie yet made. In the previous trilogy, only Spider-Man 2 surpasses it. "
" How amazing can it be? We all just saw this movie when "Spider-Man" came out a decade ago. "
" If you've seen half a dozen superhero films, and the box office results suggest you have, then you've also seen what "The Amazing Spider-Man" has to offer. "
" It spends a lot of time improving Spidey's gear -- textured Spandex, stronger webbing -- but fails to do the one thing it was created to do: bring something new to a familiar tale. "
" The idea that to be rendered superhuman is neither some sombre moral privilege nor a queasy Faustian temptation but a prelude to ungovernable slapstick might be just what the genre needs. "
" The movie commits the sin of boredom, partly because Ms. Martin is exceedingly inexpressive ... "
" This might be a fun summer blockbuster if only it even remotely needed to exist. "
" With great stories come great responsibilities. This one doesn't measure up. "
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