Critics Consensus

Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Certified Fresh

Plus, A Ghost Story is also Certified Fresh, and Snowfall Season 1 is less than compelling.

by | July 6, 2017 | Comments

This weekend at the movies, we’ve got a kid who catches thieves just like flies (Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland and Michael Keaton) and a handful of limited releases. What are the critics saying?


Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) 92%


During a summer in which pundits have repeatedly suggested audiences are nearing the point of reboot/remake fatigue, the prospect of hitting the reset button on a billion-dollar franchise feels even dicier than it ordinarily might — let alone doing it for the second time in 15 years. But sometimes starting over is just what a flagging film series needs, and that definitely seems to be the case with this weekend’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. After kicking off the training wheels on this latest big-screen iteration of Spidey with new star Tom Holland’s well-received introduction in Captain America: Civil War, the classic character makes his full-length MCU debut here, in a story pitting Holland’s teenaged hero against the Vulture (Michael Keaton), a villain with an axe to grind against Spider-Man’s superhero advisor Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.). For the most part, critics have liked the character’s previous solo outings, but Homecoming comes close to setting a new bar for the franchise; enlivened by Holland’s appropriately youthful exuberance and balanced between costumed antics and John Hughes-style teen angst, Homecoming takes Spider-Man back to its fundamentals — emphasis on the “fun.”


What’s New on TV

Snowfall: Season 1 (2017) 63%

Snowfall struggles to create a compelling drama from its separate storylines, despite Singleton’s accurate recreation of 1983 Los Angeles and a strong lead performance from Damson Idris.


Also Opening This Week In Limited Release

Tag Cloud

National Geographic The Arrangement FXX serial killer Comedy Grammys Paramount vampires Pixar romance Box Office Crackle travel Super Bowl Acorn TV cats Sneak Peek SXSW anime Rocky Masterpiece Disney Channel supernatural robots Adult Swim Photos Cosplay police drama Mindy Kaling 21st Century Fox PBS Opinion TLC Character Guide Superheroe Awards Tomatazos Columbia Pictures Red Carpet Pop Trivia BET DirecTV First Look Starz Sci-Fi ABC HBO Netflix CNN Fox News Rom-Com E! TV Land Comedy Central Action YouTube Premium technology composers diversity TCA 2017 Food Network Marvel Lionsgate Mystery LGBTQ Trailer historical drama streaming crime thriller WGN boxoffice BBC DC streaming service Ellie Kemper OWN Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt spy thriller science fiction San Diego Comic-Con comiccon 20th Century Fox Christmas X-Men Hulu MTV YA sports Syfy Writers Guild of America period drama FX VICE YouTube Red Year in Review See It Skip It TIFF crime drama cults Star Trek Podcast Reality Competition 45 Britbox Reality CBS All Access SundanceTV Pirates Extras Schedule Watching Series ratings Set visit Music Disney MSNBC GLAAD Animation CBS Oscars justice league Toys Spike Infographic 2017 E3 Tumblr TruTV war Superheroes Ovation blaxploitation Biopics Creative Arts Emmys TV Amazon Cartoon Network cops social media mutant Drama Epix GoT RT History docudrama ESPN crime FOX zombies BBC America doctor who Shondaland Valentine's Day Horror DC Universe aliens ITV Logo 2016 sitcom AMC cinemax discovery dramedy transformers Mary Tyler Moore ABC Family Walt Disney Pictures Apple crossover TNT Comic Book Ghostbusters dceu CW Seed Emmys Nominations talk show thriller TCM Rock Marathons TBS Universal jamie lee curtis psycho Spring TV Calendar Teen Dark Horse Comics GIFs political drama Warner Bros. Winter TV Martial Arts NBC The CW Musicals History Best and Worst Winners Lucasfilm SDCC Star Wars Video Games unscripted biography Showtime Holidays CMT APB Election DC Comics USA Network VH1 Sundance Now 24 frames Thanksgiving Fall TV Summer Freeform USA binge dc 007 President Western American Society of Cinematographers adventure 2015 Nickelodeon finale Paramount Network golden globes Countdown Polls and Games Lifetime hist politics based on movie what to watch Fantasy singing competition Interview El Rey Song of Ice and Fire harry potter PaleyFest IFC Esquire Country medical drama Certified Fresh zombie Shudder TCA Sony Pictures Premiere Dates Musical Bravo cooking Nat Geo Kids & Family A&E IFC Films Sundance NYCC festivals