X-Men

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20th Century Fox Released 2000

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Director:
Bryan Singer
Released:
2000
Rating:
PG-13

All over the planet, unusual children are born with a mutation to their genetic code, this X-factor gives these mutants extraordinary powers, which unfortunately causes them to be feared and persecuted by humans. With the guidance of Professor Charles Xavier these mutants are schooled and trained to control and appreciate the abilities and strive for a world where humans and mutants can peacefully co-exist. The mutants are however being vilified by Senator Robert Kelly a staunch advocate of mutant internment. The situation brings fellow mutants and former friends Erik Lehnsherr, Magneto, and Professor Charles Xavier into opposition. While Xavier seeks to stop the hatred toward mutants peacefully, Magneto seeks to even things out with a machine that would speed up the mutation process in all humans, making everyone equal. The civil war between mutants has begun and the survival of the human race hangs in the balance.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    While X-Men doesn't take your breath away wire-to-wire the way "The Matrix" did, it's an accomplished piece of work with considerable pulp watchability to it.

  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Plays like a so-so middle chapter of an epic series rather than a fitting kickoff.

  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Clumsy when it should be light on its feet, the movie takes itself even more seriously than the comic book and its fans do, which is a superheroic achievement.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X)

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Erik Lensherr (Magneto)

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Logan (Wolverine)

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Ororo Munroe (Storm)

Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

Jean Grey

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    • Production Budget - $75,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $157,299,717 (8th)
      Worldwide Gross - $296,339,527 (9th)

      Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $238,138,347
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $448,632,753

    • Production Companies:
      Marvel Entertainment
      Bad Hat Harry Productions
      The Donners' Company

    • Filming locations include:
      Ajax, Ontario, Canada
      Burlington, Ontario, Canada
      Casa Loma, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      Beverly Hills, California
      Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      New York City, New York
      Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
      Burlington, Ontario, Canada
      Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    • Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

    • Taglines:
      1. Evolution Begins.
      2. Protecting those who fear them.
      3. The time is coming when all that we are afraid of will be all that can save us.
      4. The future is here.
      5. Change is coming. The evolution begins july 14th.
      6. Protecting Those Who Fear Them.
      7. We're Not What You Think.
      8. Join the Evolution.
      9. Trust a few. Fear the rest.

    • Music:
      Still I Long For Your Kiss
      Written by Lucinda Williams and Duane Jarvis
      Performed by Lucinda Williams
      Fox News Update
      Composed by Robert Israel
      Atom Bomb
      Written by Michael Tournier, Jonathan Fugler and Michael Bryant
      Performed by Fluke
      Garb of Old Gaul
      Traditional
      Performed by the Governor General's Horse Guards Band
      Govener's Guard
      Written by A.S. Leeming

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