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Dark Phoenix (2019)



Critic Consensus: Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.

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In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

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James McAvoy
as Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender
as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence
as Raven / Mystique
Nicholas Hoult
as Hank McCoy / Beast
Sophie Turner
as Jean Grey / Phoenix
Tye Sheridan
as Scott Summers / Cyclops
Alexandra Shipp
as Ororo Munroe / Storm
Kodi Smit-McPhee
as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Evan Peters
as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Olivia Munn
as Psylocke
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Critic Reviews for Dark Phoenix

All Critics (381) | Top Critics (70)

The spectacle is entertaining, up to a point, but even the digital wizardry wears thin, and Dark Phoenix turns into a standard-brand miasma of explosions, collisions and swirling force fields.

November 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Turner delivers a solid performance as a young woman coming to grips with an unknown force, and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender maintain the frenemy bond we've grown to love.

February 18, 2020 | Full Review…

A middlin' X-men effort that cheats the saga of its past, present and future, messing with the story-line in unacceptable ways. Plus, it looks big and cheap - but mostly cheap.

July 5, 2019 | Rating: 2 | Full Review…

Outgunned on the action front by box-office rivals and too nervous to tell a more intimate story, Dark Phoenix leaves the franchise running on empty.

June 20, 2019 | Full Review…

It's as if the writer-director [Simon Kinberg] is using a superhero movie to rediscover the roots of soap opera. His emphasis on everything Young about the franchise swamps everything that's Adult.

June 17, 2019 | Full Review…

It felt terribly, terribly scrappy.

June 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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