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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Hugh Jackman
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Ryan Reynolds
Taylor Kitsch
Liev Schreiber
Lynn Collins
Danny Huston
Dominic Monaghan
Kevin Durand
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107 minutes

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Plot
Beastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man, he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion — not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber).


Verdict
Can everyone stop making moody origin stories now, please? While not a disaster, this isn’t the claws-out, rampaging adventure we hoped for. No-one cares where Wolverine found his jacket — a spin-off with him kicking ass in Japan would have been way more fun.


Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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