Best-Reviewed Comic Book/Graphic Novel Movies 2017

2017 was a banner year for movies based on comic book properties, with highly regarded entries from the MCU, the X-Men universe, and the world of Spider-Man, but it was Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman that set the critics’ hearts afire.

All scores below reflect the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017.

#1

Wonder Woman (2017)
92%

#1

Adjusted Score: 108.317%
Critics Consensus: Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot’s charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion.
Synopsis: An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a… [More]
Directed By: Patty Jenkins

#2

Logan (2017)
93%

#2

Adjusted Score: 107.552%
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.
Synopsis: It’s 2029. Mutants are gone–or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout… [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#3

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
92%

#3

Adjusted Score: 106.17%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise — and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Synopsis: In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and… [More]
Directed By: Taika Waititi

#4
#4

Adjusted Score: 105.836%
Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building.
Synopsis: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his… [More]
Directed By: Jon Watts

#5

The Death of Stalin (2017)
97%

#5

Adjusted Score: 99.053%
Critics Consensus: The Death of Stalin finds director/co-writer Arnando Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humor to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.
Synopsis: Adapted from French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robins. As the Soviet dictator drew his very last breaths… [More]
Directed By: Armando Iannucci

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