How Every X-MEN Movie From The Original To DARK PHOENIX Stack Up With Their Rotten Tomatoes Scores

How Every X-MEN Movie From The Original To DARK PHOENIX Stack Up With Their Rotten Tomatoes Scores

How Every X-MEN Movie From The Original To DARK PHOENIX Stack Up With Their Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Dark Phoenix arrives in theaters tomorrow, but how does its lowly Rotten Tomatoes score compare to every other instalment in the franchise? Find a breakdown of that from 2000 to 2019 right here...

Love it or hate it, Rotten Tomatoes is now more important than ever when it comes to whether moviegoers decide to check out the latest releases in theaters, and it's not uncommon for studios to tout scores in TV spots as proudly as they do actual reviews. 

Now, with Dark Phoenix arriving in theaters to horrendous reviews and a laughably low score, we're taking a look back to see how every X-Men movie has fared on the review aggregator. 

Below, you'll be able to see how the "Critics Score" for each film compared to the "Audience Score" (there are some very interesting differences there), and whether or not every single one of these X-Men movies were "Certified Fresh" (hint: they weren't). Throw in the "Critics Consensus" and a ranking from the worst to best reviewed, and there's lots to discuss here. 
 
So, to take a look at the full list, all you have to do is click on the "View List" button below. 

X-Men (2000)

Wolverine-1

Critics Score: 81%
 
Audience Score: 83%
 
Certified Fresh? Yes
 
Critics Consensus: Faithful to the comics and filled with action, X-Men brings a crowded slate of classic Marvel characters to the screen with a talented ensemble cast and surprisingly sharp narrative focus.
 

X-2: X-Men United (2003)

Wolverine-2

Critics Score: 85%
 
Audience Score: 85%
 
Certified Fresh? Yes
 
Critics Consensus: Tightly scripted, solidly acted, and impressively ambitious, X2: X-Men United is bigger and better than its predecessor -- and a benchmark for comic sequels in general.
 

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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Critics Score: 58%
 
Audience Score: 61%
 
Certified Fresh? No
 
Critics Consensus: X-Men: The Last Stand provides plenty of mutant action for fans of the franchise, even if it does so at the expense of its predecessors' deeper character moments.
 

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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Critics Score: 37%
 
Audience Score: 58%
 
Certified Fresh? No
 
Critics Consensus: Though Hugh Jackman gives his all, he can't help X-Men Origins: Wolverine overcome a cliche-ridden script and familiar narrative.
 

X-Men: First Class (2011)

First-Class

Critics Score: 86%
 
Audience Score: 87%
 
Certified Fresh? Yes
 
Critics Consensus: With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.
 

The Wolverine (2013)

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Critics Score: 71%
 
Audience Score: 69%
 
Certified Fresh? No
 
Critics Consensus: Although its final act succumbs to the usual cartoonish antics, The Wolverine is one superhero movie that manages to stay true to the comics while keeping casual viewers entertained.
 

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

DOFP

Critics Score: 90%
 
Audience Score: 91%
 
Certified Fresh? Yes
 
Critics Consensus: X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise's finest installments.
 

Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool-1

Critics Score: 84%
 
Audience Score: 90%
 
Certified Fresh? Yes
 
Critics Consensus: Fast, funny, and gleefully profane, the fourth-wall-busting Deadpool subverts superhero film formula with wildly entertaining -- and decidedly non-family-friendly -- results.
 

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Apocalypse

Critics Score: 47%
 
Audience Score: 65%
 
Certified Fresh? No
 
Critics Consensus: Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.
 

Logan (2017)

Logan-1

Critics Score: 93%
 
Audience Score: 90%
 
Certified Fresh? Yes
 
Critics Consensus: Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions.
 

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Deadpool-2

Critics Score: 83%
 
Audience Score: 85%
 
Certified Fresh? Yes
 
Critics Consensus: Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds' undeniable charm.
 

Once Upon A Deadpool (2018)

Once-Upon

Critics Score: 51%
 
Audience Score: 50%
 
Certified Fresh? No
 
Critics Consensus: Once Upon a Deadpool retains enough of the franchise's anarchic spirit to entertain, but doesn't add enough to Deadpool 2 to justify its own existence.
 

Dark Phoenix (2019)

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Critics Score: 17%
 
Audience Score: TBA
 
Certified Fresh? N/A
 
Critics Consensus: Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.
 

How They Stack Up

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13. Dark Phoenix
12. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
11. X-Men: Apocalypse
10. Once Upon A Deadpool
9. X-Men: The Last Stand
8. The Wolverine
7. X-Men
6. Deadpool 2
5. Deadpool
4. X2: X-Men United
3. X-Men: First Class
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
1. Logan
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