The Amazing Spider-Man
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The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"On the whole, it's passable stuff, a surprise, given how mechanical the masked character seemed."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Is 'The Amazing Spider-Man' amazing? Yes. But get ready to get caught in a web of recent nostalgia."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"This umphundredth origin story of a nerdy outsider turned unlikely crime fighter is surprisingly enjoyable."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"One good film deserves another."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"This might be a fun summer blockbuster if only it even remotely needed to exist."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"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."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"This reboot works with a freshness and seriousness that was often missing from the 2002 Tobey Maguire film."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Other than recasting and swapping out love interests for the spindly web-slinger, there's nothing here that wasn't there 10 years ago in the original."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"One of the ten best films of 2012."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Rage Monthly
"The Amazing Spider-Man is considerably more fun-and, yes, even touching-than so premature a reboot had any right to be."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"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."
‑ Tom Charity,
"The primary effect of this movie to keep conjuring up better movies."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The bigger standouts are scenes of character transformation. these moments alone are worth the price of admission. They are the reason to keep seeing summer blockbusters on a big screen. There are few new ideas, but still plenty of new thrills."
‑ Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee
"The recasting works. If Maguire is the Spider-Man of Spidey co-creator Steve Ditko, this is the Spider-Man of artist John Romita: a little slicker, a little more modern. Spider-Man in skinny jeans, if you will."
‑ Joe Gross, Austin American-Statesman
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