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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: What are the critics saying?

Is ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ good? Here’s what the critics are saying.

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Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” Critics have started to weigh in on the film, which premiered Monday night.

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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” made its debut for critics and press across the country Monday night, giving a glimpse into what fans can expect from the film.

So far, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which will likely change as reviews make their way online. The score is based on 47 reviews, which all dropped Monday night into Tuesday morning.

  • There is no audience score yet. That won’t come until Thursday or Friday when moviegoers have a chance to see the movie.

I attended a press screening Monday night where I saw the film in its entirety. You can read my entire review at the Deseret News if you’re interested. Here’s a snippet from the review:

It’s easily the best of the MCU ‘Spider-Man’ movies. It doesn’t slow down at all and keeps you invested throughout. There are a few clunky moments where you have to remind yourself what happened previously, and there’s not nearly as many lighthearted moments as earlier ‘Spider-Man’ movies. But it works really well as the concluding movie of the MCU ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the other critic reviews on “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

  • “No Way Home’s extended exercise in franchise-agnostic fan service is at once an ominous precedent for future event movies and an at-times rather poignant gimmick.” — A.A. Dowd, AV Club
  • “Briskly balancing a dizzying assortment of parts, Marvel’s latest (by way of Sony) looks destined to do what only a spider can — namely, lure vast numbers of fans into its web.” — Brian Lowry, CNN.com
  • “And if you’re not intimately acquainted with two decades of Spider-Man films? If you’re here for simply a well-oiled and entertaining Marvel flick, you won’t be disappointed.” — Jennifer Bisset, CNET
  • “The best of the MCU Trilogy! Yet it is tonally grounded, emotionally weighted, and this is Holland’s best performance as Spider-Man! Packed with wild surprises & excitement!” — Samuel Leggett Jr., JVS Media & Productions/Team JVS
  • “The film is sure to remind audiences why our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man remains one of Marvel’s best, and that is thanks in large part to Tom Holland’s performance as Peter Parker.” — Caitlin Chappell, CBR
  • “This movie does what the best movies always do: They thrill you and move you and make you want to cheer in a crowded theatre.” — Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily