The New Mutants

The New Mutants

The New Mutants

Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) star in the first film adaptation of the X-Men spin-off comic book series.

A group of young mutants being held in a creepy hospital for psychiatric evaluation must utilise their mutant abilities - and teamwork - in order to get out alive.

2018Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & horror94 minsUSA20th Century Studio
Horror

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The New Mutants / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

Like 2016’s Apocalypse and 2019’s Dark Phoenix, this suffers from choppy editing, predictable storytelling and a climax reliant on decidedly ropey CGI. At least here they did away with having one-dimensional bad guy altogether.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

In a world where normal seems very abnormal indeed, to experience something middling feels surprisingly refreshing.

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IGN

IGN

The New Mutants has not been dissimilar to its teen protagonists, an oddball locked away from the world by some big, powerful entity. And as it turns out, like them, it didn't deserve such ill-treatment.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Despite a game cast, The New Mutants' horror elements aren't very scary and as a superhero movie it fails to truly excite. A disappointing finale to Fox's X-Men franchise.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The movie that's made its way to theaters is mildly engaging but mostly inert, a wan sizzle reel for an idea rather than the idea made manifest.

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Variety

Variety

Re-shot, re-cut and somehow rescued from total obscurity, Boone's movie isn't half bad. Alas, it's not half good either.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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New York Post

New York Post

A popular $6 billion franchise is saying goodbye (well, handing the reins over to Disney) with a wimpy young-adult horror flick.

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