Clear your schedule this weekend, the Spider-Man: Homecoming reviews are in — and they’re amazing. Critics were pleasantly surprised by the reboot, which is the sixth Spider-Man film made in the last 15 years.
The film is currently at a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. To compare, Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is at 52 percent, while Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man 3 is at 63 percent.
Honestly, it was hard to find negative reviews for the movie, it was so overwhelmingly well received. Critics loved Tom Holland’s portrayal of the iconic superhero, as well as the realistic teen-focused storyline. One critic even said it was one of the best Marvel movies ever.
That said, a few reviewers weren’t so thrilled, citing lackluster action scenes and too much Iron-Man as negative. See a selection of our favorite reviews below.
“This third time’s the charm in Marvel’s pantheon of Spider-Man portrayers. Tobey Maguire was pretty good, Andrew Garfield was so-so, but Holland … Well, when you’ve got it, you’ve got it.”
“An authentic, refreshingly nerdy and high-spirited reboot of the well-worn Marvel franchise ..”
“Watts nails the timeless cornerstones of adolescence: the crippling anxiety mixed with brash confidence, the life-or-death dimensions of a crush, the impatience to grow up.”
“It’s not only the best Spider-Man movie — it’s one of the best films in Marvel’s cinematic universe.”
“No cobwebs on Spidey – Spider-Man: Homecoming feels breezily, pleasingly fresh.”
“Beginning with a score that riffs on the late-’70s cartoon and closing with a slyly funny after-credits scene, it’s as sure-footed as its arachnid namesake.”
“If they’re going to be as fizzy and funny and warmhearted as this, keep ’em coming.”
“For long stretches, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is an above-average young-adult movie with some super powers thrown in”
“The movie breaks no new ground, and action sequences that were intended to be thrilling – such as an epic battle on the Staten Island Ferry – just sit there on the screen, incapable of stirring a single pulse, but content in their competence.”
“A Spider-Man movie trapped in an Iron Man movie.”