Black Panther

Critics Consensus

Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories -- and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.



Total Count: 483


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User Ratings: 88,211
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"Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

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Chadwick Boseman
as T'Challa/Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan
as Erik Killmonger
Martin Freeman
as Everett K. Ross
Andy Serkis
as Ulysses Klaue / Klaw
John Kani
as T'Chaka
David S. Lee
as Limbani
Isaach De Bankolé
as River Tribe Elder
Connie Chiume
as Mining Tribe Elder
Danny Sapani
as Border Tribe Elder
Marlana Carter
as Dora Milaje
Sope Aluko
as Shaman
Stan Lee
as Thirsty Gambler
Ashton Tyler
as Young T'Challa
Denzel Whitaker
as James/Young Zuri
Shaunette Renee Wilson
as Dora Milaje (1992)
Bambadjan Bamba
as Militant Leader
Roland Kilumbu
as Young Militant
Jay Lynch
as Nigerian Militant #1
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Critic Reviews for Black Panther

All Critics (483) | Top Critics (56) | Fresh (466) | Rotten (17)

  • "Black Panther" lived up to the hype.

    Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • When it comes to creative visuals, engaging action and likable characters, "Black Panther" stands confidently next to the best fare offered up by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Feb 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Whether or not this is the best film Marvel Studios has made to date-and it is clearly in the discussion-it is by far the most thought-provoking.

    Feb 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The identity politics provide a fresh spin to the genre's increasingly tedious narrative formula.

    Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • If it isn't indisputably the best of Marvel's 18 offerings, it is certainly a contender.

    Feb 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Jordan has swagger to spare, with those rolling shoulders, but there's a breath of charm, too, all the more seductive in the overblown atmosphere of Marvel. He's twice as pantherish as the Panther.

    Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Panther

  • Jun 11, 2018
    This movie lived up to its hype. It's possibly one of the best films of its kind, and I especially liked the development of all the characters. The villain isn't just a villain. I understood him. Like all Marvel films, the visual and aural elements are excellent. Acting and writing are top notch here as well. This film is a bit more serious than most Marvel films, which works in its favor.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2018
    t was about time we saw a Marvel superhero blockbuster starring mostly African-American actors and achieving the success and popularity that it did - and even better is how great it is, with a thrilling climax and relatable characters that compensate for a couple of flaws in the script.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2018
    When it comes to Marvel films, I put this one right up there as one of the best. It has a great villain, great visuals, great performances, and a great narrative that tests the morals of every character. Coogler does a great high-wire balancing act managing a complex story while staying true to the comics, introducing new characters into the MCU, and making a strong social statement. I also enjoyed the struggle between T'challa and Killmonger being portrayed as less of a hero vs villain and more of one ideology vs another, both with its merits and flaws. I only wish Killmonger's violence and evil streak was toned down a bit to show off his better intentions and humanize him more, but there's so much to enjoy here that it doesn't become a huge issue. Impressive visuals, characters, and storylines come together to form a great film here.
    Sanjay R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2018
    With a superb soundtrack and great performances from Michael B Jordan and Danai Gurira, this, for me, is the most enjoyable Marvel movie yet. With none of the forced humour it shows stronger storytelling instead which keeps you gripped until the end.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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