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‘Ant-Man’ Movie Reviews and Ratings: 2015 Film Stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, and Bobby Cannavale

Paul Rudd Attends Movie Premiere
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Paul Rudd at the premiere of 'Ant-Man' at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 2015.

Hank Pym, the creator of the Ant-Man suit returns to Pym Technologies to find that his former protégé Darren Cross has adapted the original suit into a prototype called Yellowjacket. Scott Lang, an ex-criminal and Pym team up to retrieve the Yellowjacket suit before Cross turns it into a weapon of modern warfare and espionage. ‘Ant-Man’ hits theaters on Friday, July 17. The film was rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America.

RogerEbert.Com rated the film 3.5/4, IMDb rated the film 8.1/10 based on reviews by 8,869 users. Metacritic gave the film a Metascore of 65 based on reviews by 38 critics. It received 25 positive reviews, 11 mixed reviews, and 1 negative review. Its User Score is 8.4 based on 56 user ratings. Rotten Tomatoes rated the film 78% on its Tomatometer with an average rating of 6.8/10 based on 161 reviews. Its Audience Score is 91% with an average rating of 4.3/5 based on 103,824 user ratings. The film runs for 1 hour and 55 minutes.

‘Ant-Man’ stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Peña as Luis, John Slattery as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson (Falcon), Jordi Mollà portrays Castillo, Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie, Gregg Turkington as Dale, Martin Donovan as Mitchell Carson, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Hayley Lovitt as Janet van Dyne (Wasp), and Stan Lee as a bartender.

Ant-Man Panel Speaks at Comic-Con
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(L-R) Kevin Feige, Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll speaking in a panel for 'Ant-Man' at Comic-Con in the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California on July 2014.

The film was directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige. The screenplay is by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, and Paul Rudd. The story is by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. ‘Ant-Man’ is based on the original Marvel comic book series by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby. The $130 million budget film features music by Christophe Beck. Cinematography is by Russell Carpenter. It was edited by Dan Lebental and Colby Parker, Jr. It was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes:

“The cast is better than solid. Directed by Peyton Reed, the action is a zippy pleasure. The more Scott shrinks, the bigger the fun. The visual effects are witty, especially when he begins making allies of various ant colonies,” wrote Lisa Kennedy from Denver Post.

“Ant-Man isn't much more than pleasant (Peyton Reed directs limply), but anything Marvel that doesn't feel Marvel-ish makes me smile,” wrote David Edelstein from New York Magazine/Vulture.

“Not just one of the more entertaining Marvel movies - infinitely better than Joss Whedon's overstuffed Avengers: Age of Ultron - but a genuinely fun and clever deconstruction of the genre, too,” wrote Barry Hertz from Globe and Mail.

“I enjoyed "Ant-Man" most as small-scale spectacle, a high-tech update on "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" cinema...The plot, it must be said, rewards not thinking about it,” wrote Steven D. Greydanus from National Catholic Register.

“One could take a magnifying glass to "Ant-Man," but the results would be disastrous. This is a superhero movie to be enjoyed in the moment,” wrote Sean Means from Salt Lake Tribune.

“The result is a lighter, more overtly comedic effort than most Marvel films, and Wright's influence is still all over the finished product,” wrote Pete Vonder Haar from Houston Press.

“Go Ant-Man, more fun than the last Avengers movie by a long shot. Converted 3D still looks awful, however,” wrote James Verniere from Boston Herald.

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