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At Theaters: 7/14/2000 On Video: 11/21/2000
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 35 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 199906
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Outcast since birth, the X-MEN are the next step of human evolution, each born with a unique genetic mutation that gives them extraordinary powers that they've learned to harness for the greater good. But mankind fears what it doesn't understand, and the X-MEN soon realize that the race they fight to protect against incalculable evil rejects them.
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Action - Despite some problematic liberties taken with the source material, fans of the long-running and much-beloved comic book should be pleased with this lavish, effects-laden, and fast-paced big screen adaptation. However, one doesn't need to have a familiarity with the comic to enjoy this adventure. Kids and younger viewers will enjoy; the non-graphic violence should not be an issue for parents.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Patrick Stewart STAR TREK: INSURRECTION, MASTERMINDS
Hugh Jackson PAPERBACK HERO
Ian McKellen APT PUPIL
Famke Janssen HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, DEEP RISING
James Marsden GOSSIP, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR
Halle Berry WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?, BULWORTH, B.A.P.S.
Director: Bryan Singer APT PUPIL
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Joining The Evolution
Casting A Wide Net
About The Production
X-OTICA
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PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Numerous fights, minimal blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco use.
ACTION: Fights, chases.
COMEDY: Only an occasional wisecrack.
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Translating the insanely popular comic book X-Men and elements of its sprawling, 30-year-plus history into a 100-minute feature film is indeed a dicey proposition for a filmmaker, and even moreso for one who was not a fan to begin with--such as Bryan Singer, who is at the helm of Fox's lavish, long-awaited $80-million adaptation. Not only must he appease the fans by not deviating too far from the source material, he must also make what is essentially a three-decade-long-and-counting soap opera about superpowered mutants accessible to the non-fan. And contrary to fans' greatest fears, Singer's X-Men is an exciting, fast-paced adventure that will satisfy both audiences.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 316 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
17
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
58
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
22
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
62
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
36
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
72
High
94%
30+Adults (F)
49
High
94%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Cyclops. Jean Grey. Storm.

They are the children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which at puberty manifested itself in extraordinary powers: Cyclops' (James Marsden) eyes release an energy beam that can rip holes through mountains; Jean Grey's (Famke Janssen) strength is both telekinetic and telepathic; and Storm (Halle Berry) can manipulate all forms of weather.

In a world increasingly filled with hatred and prejudice, they are scientific oddities freaks of nature ... outcasts who are feared and loathed by those who cannot accept their differences. Their detractors include U.S. Senator Robert Kelly (Bruce Davison), a McCarthyesque politico whose legislation is designed to "expose the dangers" of mutants. Yet despite society's pervasive ignorance, Cyclops, Jean, Storm and thousands like them survive.

Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the world's most powerful telepath, these "gifted" students have learned to control and direct their respective powers for the greater good of mankind. They fight to protect a world that fears them.

Xavier welcomes two newcomers: Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), a solitary fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable adamantium claws and an animal- like fury; and Rogue (Anna Paquin), an alienated teenage girl who can absorb the powers and memories of anyone she touches.

As Wolverine and Rogue adjust to life among their "kind," the X-Men find themselves locked in a physical and philosophical battle with the Professor's former colleague and friend, Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto (Ian McKellen). One of the world's most powerful mutants, Magneto has turned his back on society, believing that humans and mutants can never coexist, and that mutants are the rightful heirs to the future. He and his evil Brotherhood — the mammoth Sabretooth (Tyler Mane), the metamorph Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and the near sighted, far-jumping Toad (Ray Park) — will stop at nothing to ensure that future, even if it threatens the very existence of mankind ... or mutantkind.
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