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2,406 Ratings

Spider-Man 2

Directed by Sam Raimi
United States, 2004


As Peter Parker juggles his dual life as a regular college student and superhuman crime fighter, he must also contend with a new and multi-tentacled nemesis, Dr Octopus.

Spider-Man 2 Directed by Sam Raimi

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2005 | Winner: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

2005 | 2 nominations including: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

American Film Institute Awards

2005 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2005 | 2 nominations including: Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2005 | Nominee: British Supporting Actor of the Year

What are people saying?

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    I never really understood this film's revered status upon release. Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire certainly have a lot of fun devising new ways for Peter Parker suffer - and I'll always love the wordless "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" sequence - but the screenplay is too much of an episodic, unstructured mess. Though I must say the Doc Ock ER scene is one of the most brilliantly executed moments of Raimi's career.

  • Seth Farmer's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    As far as I'm concerned this the best damn superhero film ever made. Only Superman: The Movie comes close.

  • Sean's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    I believe this is better than the first one, so intense with that train fight scene, and Doc Ock's trainsformation is pretty great too. Felt the acting was a lot better than the first, Toby steps it up a bit I think.Pretty awesome film

  • Bobby B's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    I don't expect much from a superhero movie beyond basic entertainment. Iron Man, Batman Begins, X-Men First Class are all better than average. But Spider-Man 2 is the only one that actually transcends the genre. This is a very cleverly scripted movie with real stakes disguised as a superhero movie.

  • Topher-Liam's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    I will always have a special place in my heart for this movie. Sure it may not be "high art" but it is a blockbuster movie with gravitas - some real feeling and emotion. It captures the exhilaration and the bitterness of heroism - it is sentimental, but never sappy. I would be lying if were to say I love it less than anything by an auteur such as Fellini or Godard. 5/5

  • Rocco's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    In my opinion, Raimi's sequel still holds up as the finest superhero movie ever made. With sparing, stunningly choreographed action sequences and a lean, nuanced story about the challenging nature of heroism itself, Spider-Man 2 is emblematic of the gooey-eyed grandeur that was lost when Christopher Nolan dragged the genre down into the muck and grime of his pseudo-realism.

  • MiloBOK's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    The best of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies and a classic in the comic book genre. It's got a great tone, great action and a great plot and although I'm not the biggest fan of Tobey Maguire - this is his best work. The train scene in particular is one of the best comic book movie fight scenes.

  • Tixier's rating of the film Spider-Man 2

    Le plus grand film de Super-héros, voire l'un des plus grands films américains (au moins des années 2000, peut-être de tous les temps). En tout cas le film qui a tout compris au genre, un fantasme devenu réalité, celui qui nous donne l'impression de voir une bande-dessinée se dérouler sous nos yeux, sur grand écran. Touchant, spectaculaire, inégalable, inégalé. Un monument. Merci Sam Raimi.

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