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The New Mutants (2020)



Critic Consensus: Rendering a list of potentially explosive ingredients mostly inert, The New Mutants is a franchise spinoff that's less than the sum of its super-powered parts.

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Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), Illyana Rasputin (Anya Taylor-Joy), Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton) and Roberto da Costa (Henry Zaga) are four young mutants being held in an isolated hospital for psychiatric monitoring. Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga), believing the teenagers are a danger both to themselves and to society as a whole, keeps a close eye on them as she struggles to teach them how to rein in their mutant abilities. When newcomer Danielle "Dani" Moonstar (Blu Hunt) joins the other patients in the facility, strange occurrences begin to take place. The hospital's patients are plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, and their new mutant abilities--and their friendships--will be tested as they battle to try to make it out alive.

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Anya Taylor-Joy
as Illyana Rasputin
Maisie Williams
as Rahne Sinclair
Charlie Heaton
as Sam Guthrie
Henry Zaga
as Roberto da Costa
Alice Braga
as Dr. Cecilia Reyes
Blu Hunt
as Danielle Moonstar

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All Critics (91) | Top Critics (12)

Fox's last X-Men movie is an unholy mess... Out of the wreckage, a cult classic has been born.

September 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

You could call it One Flew Over the Mutant's Nest if it had an ounce of wit or personality.

September 5, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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It finally arrives more than two years after its original planned release date and at times it's hard not to stifle the unkind thought: 'Why so soon?'

September 5, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It adds up to an old-fashioned B-picture bereft of the rousing jolt of bad taste that gave the genre its energy.

September 4, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This film is no masterpiece, but the franchise has mutated, just a little.

September 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Boone's film does demonstrate that there are different ways to approach these franchises outside of the binary of lighthearted/fun and dark/gritty movies that permeate the superhero genre.

August 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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