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About the Movie

In the near future, "mutants" are the next link in the chain of evolution. Each are born with a genetic mutation that manifests into extraordinary powers. Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the world's most powerful telepath, these "gifted" students have learned to control and direct their respective powers for the greater good of mankind. But when the Professor's former colleague and friend, Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto (Ian McKellen) wages war against them and society, Xavier brings together a special group of mutants called "X-Men" to protect the world that fears them.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 166
  • Fresh: 135
  • Rotten: 31
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It sucks that this choppily edited film appears rushed and incoherent in ways that cheat the story of its human resonance and the stunts of their anticipated pow. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jul 15, 2015

Fresh: A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Jul 15, 2015

Fresh: X-Men, it must be said, has only a few truly thrilling moments. This is not a picture that tries to blow you out of your seat. But more than any other big movie this summer, it has a consistently inventive vision. – Jeff Giles, Newsweek, Jul 15, 2015

Fresh: The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman. – David Denby, New Yorker, Apr 15, 2013

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Customer Reviews


I think this is a good superhero movie. What I don't understand is why all the good movies are only available for rent!?

iTunes movie rentals dont waste your money.

this movie was ok but the fact that your movie expires in 24 hours that just dumb. ill never rent a movie from here again.

Stop whining about rentals

Love the X-Men. Love this flick. Happy to rent it. And, folks, did you ever stop to consider that it is the movie company that decides if a movie can be purchased or rented, and not Apple? Food for thought. Stop giving good movies bad reviews.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2000

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Available Bundle

  1. X-Men Trilogy, 20th Century Fox Film
  2. The X-Men Collection, 20th Century Fox Film