Ant-Man

Ant-Man

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Ant-Man

Paul Rudd is Scott Lang, Marvel’s size-changing scientist in this superhero origin story directed by Peyton Reed (Yes Man). Co-stars Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit), Michael Peña (Fury), Judy Greer (The Descendants) and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man.

Scott's a well-intentioned burglar fresh out of the slammer and eager to turn over a new leaf for the sake of his estranged daughter - until a classic "one last job" scenario leaes him seeing things in a new, miniaturised, light. He's been unwittingly recruited by Hank Pym, creator of a shrinking, super-powered suit, to take on the mantle of Ant-Man and prevent Pym's technology falling into the wrong hands.

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) was originally set to helm the film until creative differences saw him hand the reigns over to Reed. Wright and writing partner Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) retain story and screenplay credits, joined in the latter by Rudd and Anchorman director Adam McKay.

2015Rating: PG, Violence & coarse language117 minsUSA, UK
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Reviews & comments

Punches Above its Weight

Departs from the formulaic superhero movies in the best way possible and is quite possibly the funniest superhero film second only to Guardians of the Galaxy.

4.0
0

Phew

Actually a rather fun and mature film - quite a relief after the controversial departure of original helmer and fan-fave Edgar Wright. The catch-all term "creative differences" left many wondering if incoming director Peyton Reed - a newcomer to the genre to boot - would deliver, and, for the most part, he certainly has. The little touches (no pun...

4.0
0

Kicked Expectations in the Face

With all the behind the scenes turmoil that this film has gone through, what with the departure of Edgar Wright, and the recreation of the film almost from scratch a few weeks before production, i was nervous that Ant Man would be awful. I was incredibly mistaken. Some incredible set pieces, action scenes, humour, characters, Ant Man is a fun adventure film...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Succeeds well enough as a genial diversion and sometimes a delightful one, predicated on the rarely heeded Hollywood wisdom that less really can be more.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Reed might lack the pop-art pizzazz and unruly ambition Wright might have provided (yes, that's a lot of "mights"...), but he nails the comedy/drama/action balance and slam-dunks the set-pieces.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even the jokes that do work leave some laughs on the table, and the impulse to play things safe proves emblematic of a film that shrinks in the face of a challenge.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I walked into Ant-Man ready – at last – to be underwhelmed by Marvel. I left pretty happy.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's no sensitivity, no eye for movement, no feeling for the way a camera can create emotion out of nothing, no heart beating beneath its celluloid skin.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although the story dynamics are fundamentally silly and the family stuff is elemental button-pushing, a good cast led by a winning Paul Rudd puts the nonsense over in reasonably disarming fashion.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Extremely likable, with a few moments of proper wonder.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Succeeds well enough as a genial diversion and sometimes a delightful one, predicated on the rarely heeded Hollywood wisdom that less really can be more.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Reed might lack the pop-art pizzazz and unruly ambition Wright might have provided (yes, that's a lot of "mights"...), but he nails the comedy/drama/action balance and slam-dunks the set-pieces.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even the jokes that do work leave some laughs on the table, and the impulse to play things safe proves emblematic of a film that shrinks in the face of a challenge.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I walked into Ant-Man ready – at last – to be underwhelmed by Marvel. I left pretty happy.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

There's no sensitivity, no eye for movement, no feeling for the way a camera can create emotion out of nothing, no heart beating beneath its celluloid skin.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although the story dynamics are fundamentally silly and the family stuff is elemental button-pushing, a good cast led by a winning Paul Rudd puts the nonsense over in reasonably disarming fashion.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Extremely likable, with a few moments of proper wonder.

4.0
0

Punches Above its Weight

Departs from the formulaic superhero movies in the best way possible and is quite possibly the funniest superhero film second only to Guardians of the Galaxy.

4.0
0

Phew

Actually a rather fun and mature film - quite a relief after the controversial departure of original helmer and fan-fave Edgar Wright. The catch-all term "creative differences" left many wondering if incoming director Peyton Reed - a newcomer to the genre to boot - would deliver, and, for the most part, he certainly has. The little touches (no pun...

4.0
0

Kicked Expectations in the Face

With all the behind the scenes turmoil that this film has gone through, what with the departure of Edgar Wright, and the recreation of the film almost from scratch a few weeks before production, i was nervous that Ant Man would be awful. I was incredibly mistaken. Some incredible set pieces, action scenes, humour, characters, Ant Man is a fun adventure...

4.0
0