The New Mutants

critic Reviews

, 35% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    You know what? It's nowhere near the disaster you'd probably imagine.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    Even a mangled bit of Whedonese about a toad struck by lightning could benefit a superhero story this starved for character.
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    The concept behind The New Mutants is a solid, intriguing one that could've reinvigorated the familiar origin superhero story. Instead, Boone opts for genericism, ending the X-Men franchise with an angsty-teen whimper.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The New Mutants tramples over its own comic book credentials in order to chase after a concept already more convincingly dealt with by The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    An idiotic, nonsensical, and weirdly cheap attempt to take the stories in a new direction.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Fox's last X-Men movie is an unholy mess... Out of the wreckage, a cult classic has been born.
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    J.D. GillamStarburst
    Points for trying something new, but it's now nice to know that the future of the franchise is now safely back in the hands of Marvel.
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    Martin CarrFlickering Myth
    It may be no Logan but there are at least hints of the same cloth in its construction. For many this might not be the swan song everyone wanted before Marvel stepped in, but neither does it feel like the cinematic equivalent of a death rattle either.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Save for the novel lesbian romance between two of the characters, the characters' angst-ridden interactions seem secondhand, while the story's thrills and scares lean heavily on earlier films, too.
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    Jeremy AspinallRadio Times
    The intention to explore a mash-up of haunted-house horror and young-adult drama instead of spandex pyrotechnics is a worthy one, but this swansong to Fox's X-Men franchise sadly fails to deliver on its premise.
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