New ‘Spider Man: Far From Home’ Movie Critic Reviews Are Mostly Positive
Hey, movie fans. Yes indeedy, the new “Spider-Man: Far From Home” movie is officially out in theaters nationwide. It was released by Columbia Pictures aka Sony this past Tuesday,July 2, 2019, and all the critic reviews have been turned in.
They look mostly positive. It scored a 69 out of a possible 100 across 53 critics over on metacritic.com.
It stars: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton, J.B. Smoove, Zendaya Coleman, Marisa Tomei, Numan Acar, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Remi Hii and Jacob Batalon. We’re going to go over some of the statements from a few of the critics in this article.
Alonso Duralde from The Wrap gave it an 85 grade. He stated, “If anything, and this is a compliment, the film frequently feels like a charming teen road-trip comedy that occasionally turns into a superhero movie.”
Justin Chang over at the Los Angeles Times gave it an 80 score. He compared it to Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the animated short, “Duck Amuck.”
Here’s what he stated, “In its strangest, most arresting moments, Spider-Man: Far From Home doesn’t just pull the rug out from under you, it tumbles down its own rabbit hole, winding up somewhere in the vicinity of Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and Chuck Jones’ classic animated short “Duck Amuck.”
Owen Gleiberman from Variety gave it an 80 grade. He said Spiderman aka Peter Parker’s portrayer Tom Holland displayed a lot more confidence in this installment. He also said that the movie is a fake-out, but in a good way.
He stated, “The key to the new movie’s appeal, apart from the fact that Tom Holland acts with far greater confidence and verve in the title role, is that the entire film is a bit of a fake-out, and I mean that in a very positive way.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe gave it a 75 score. He said it’s more like a wholesome teen comedy than an actual super hero flick.
Mark Kennedy from the Associated Press gave it a 75 score as well. He said Tom Holland is really what keeps this movie together.
Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post gave it a 75 score. She also had good things to say about Tom holland and his supporting castmembers: Zendaya and Jacob Batalon I think. She stated, “Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon (as Peter’s best friend, Ned) convincingly convey adolescent awkwardness, despite the fact that they’re all in their 20s.”
Peter Hartlaub from the San Francisco Chronicle gave it a 75 grade. He said the movie was fun and delightful. He also thinks this movie hit the reset button for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune gave it a 75 score. He said the movie was good and fun. He also liked the visual effects.
Brian Truitt from USA Today gave it a 75 grade. He said the movie was as focused and charming as the Homecoming flick back in 2017.
However, he did compliment Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal stating, “Serving as an “Endgame” epilogue, director Jon Watts’ sequel isn’t as tightly focused or effortlessly charming as 2017’s “Homecoming,” yet it continues Holland’s amazing Spidey run and introduces Jake Gyllenhaal in his top-notch first comic-book role.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a 75 score. He calls the movie zesty, sweet and satisfying. He said the movie was “infused with just enough life-and-death ingredients to keep you interested throughout.”
Darren Franich over at Entertainment Weekly gave it a 75 as well. He said it was unusual, and the best parts of it are the most fake. Whatever that means.
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone gave it a 70 score. He too complimented Tom Holland’s performance. He said no one can match what Holland does, and he makes “The MCU feel new again.”
A.O. Scott from The New York Times gave it a 70 grade. He said the movie has a sweet, affable charm to it.
Christy Lemire over at RogerEbert.com gave it a 63 score. She said the movie didn’t quite match what Homecoming did stating, “Spider-Man: Far From Home changes the scenery but can’t quite match the inspired heights of its predecessor.”
Todd McCarthy form The Hollywood Reporter gave it a 60 score. While he did like Tom Holland and Zendaya in this flick, he thought the movie lacked a proper, full-on villain.
John Anderson from the Wall Street Journal gave it a 50 grade. He felt like the movie didn’t really tell a coherent story.
Lastly, Johnny Oleksinski from the New York Post gave it a 50 score as well. He said the film struggled to replicate the first Homecoming movie stating, “You can see director Jon Watts and the filmmakers struggling to replicate the magic of their first film.
But its charm came not from an overabundance of jokes, but from turning Spidey into a school hallway hero whose biggest challenge was girls. Jetting off to Venice, Prague and London and busting up landmarks brings it more in line with the rest of the overly dense Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
You guys can read all the rest of the critic reviews over on Metacritic.com by Clicking Here. Stay tuned.