Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

The second, and arguably the best, film in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. This time Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is struggling with the responsiblity of being a superhero at the expense of his friends and career. To make things worse, his mentor, Dr Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is involved in a science experiment gone wrong, fusing multiple mechanical arms to his body and earning the pseudonym 'Doctor Octopus'.

2004127 minsUSA
ActionScience FictionBlockbuster

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The pleasure is doubled in Spider-Man 2. Crackerjack entertainment from start to finish, this rousing yarn about a reluctant superhero and his equally conflicted friends and enemies improves in every way on its predecessor and is arguably about as good a live-action picture as anyone's ever made using comicbook characters.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A comic-book sequel to surpass even X2, this is a resounding success. Box-office records beware - - here comes Spider-Man... Again.

5.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Better than its predecessor, and also superior to most other comic-book-based movies. It has a more credible (and more frightening) villain, a more capacious and original story and a self-confidence based not only on the huge success of the first "Spider-Man" but also on Mr. Raimi's intuitive and enthusiastic grasp of the material.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A sequel of twisted thrills and sly surprises.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's a real movie, full-blooded and smart, with qualities even for those who have no idea who Stan Lee is. It's a superhero movie for people who don't go to superhero movies, and for those who do, it's the one they've been yearning for.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As played by Alfred Molina with both computer-generated and puppeteer assistance, Doc Ock grabs this film with his quartet of sinisterly serpentine mechanical arms and refuses to let go.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's refreshing to witness a superhero with doubts. Maguire and Dunst again display the depth of talent they bring to these roles by injecting such everydayness into larger-than-life characters.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This summer's most satisfying, spectacle-packed movie. Like its predecessor, it offers a strong story rather than a feeble excuse to connect set-pieces.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

The pleasure is doubled in Spider-Man 2. Crackerjack entertainment from start to finish, this rousing yarn about a reluctant superhero and his equally conflicted friends and enemies improves in every way on its predecessor and is arguably about as good a live-action picture as anyone's ever made using comicbook characters.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A comic-book sequel to surpass even X2, this is a resounding success. Box-office records beware - - here comes Spider-Man... Again.

5.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Better than its predecessor, and also superior to most other comic-book-based movies. It has a more credible (and more frightening) villain, a more capacious and original story and a self-confidence based not only on the huge success of the first "Spider-Man" but also on Mr. Raimi's intuitive and enthusiastic grasp of the material.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A sequel of twisted thrills and sly surprises.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's a real movie, full-blooded and smart, with qualities even for those who have no idea who Stan Lee is. It's a superhero movie for people who don't go to superhero movies, and for those who do, it's the one they've been yearning for.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As played by Alfred Molina with both computer-generated and puppeteer assistance, Doc Ock grabs this film with his quartet of sinisterly serpentine mechanical arms and refuses to let go.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's refreshing to witness a superhero with doubts. Maguire and Dunst again display the depth of talent they bring to these roles by injecting such everydayness into larger-than-life characters.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This summer's most satisfying, spectacle-packed movie. Like its predecessor, it offers a strong story rather than a feeble excuse to connect set-pieces.

4.0