With his perfect pacing, elegant narrative design, and depth of characterization, Richard Lester has made as good a matinee movie as could be imagined.
-Dave KehrFull Review
A solid, classy, cannily constructed piece of entertainment which gets down to action almost immediately.
Superman II begins in midstream, and never looks back...
-Roger EbertFull Review
Superman II is a marvelous toy.
-Janet MaslinFull Review
Both Kidder and Reeve shine.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
A witty, action-packed superadventure.
-Ed GrantFull Review
A fine follow-up, it's easy to understand why some consider Superman II to be the pick of the series.
Manages to gain classic comic book feature status through a combination of great stunts and a great human angle.
-Chris Hewitt (UK)Full Review
This is first class entertainment with a little bit of everything thrown in for good measure.
-Felix Gonzalez Jr.Full Review
The spectacular battle scenes, the tenderly poignant love story, and the still-amusing work by Hackman make its broad transgressions quite forgivable.
-Michael DequinaFull Review
A definitive look at the strange, impossible love triangle of Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Superman… not perfect, but in the annals of comic-book movies it remains an indispensable touchstone.
-Steven D. GreydanusFull Review
Acaba sendo salvo pelo mesmo elemento que contribuiu para o sucesso do original: a dinamica e a quimica entre Christopher Reeve e Margot Kidder.
...as uneven and overlong as the first one.
-David NusairFull Review
By its very nature, the resulting film is severely compromised, but still rip-roaring, unpretentious entertainment.
The combination of Richard Donner's superb original casting and visual attack with Lester's wit and his ear for sound proves a pretty formidable alliance.
-Geoff AndrewFull Review
Tighter, funnier, and generally better than its predecessor
I thought it was great when I was nine, but now... oh my GOD!
Superman II made me cheer when I was seven years old, it makes me cheer now that I'm thirty, and it'll make me cheer when I'm ninety.
-David CorneliusFull Review
Aside from some unfortunate slapstick, it's a truly spectacular superhero sequel.
-Luke Y. Thompson
Edgy and exciting.
Superman II is a lively spree brimming over with action and adventure.
-Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatFull Review
Superman's sequel is probably as good as the original.
-Christopher NullFull Review
The best Superman. Great villains and great Clark insecurity subplot.
Three Kryptonian villains and Superman kicking the snot out of each other and tearing up the town? Who can't love this?
Worthy follow up
-Brian J. Arthurs
A less inspired but mostly entertaining sequel. Superman's battle with the three Kryptonian villains is hammy but fun. Relationship with Lois Lane is promptly abandoned.
Better than the first, but still overrated.
Almost as fantastic as the original.
-Stefan Birgir Stefansson
The controversy surrounding it continues to be much ado about nothing. It's a terrific follow-up to the incomparable original... no matter whose name is on the credits.
Substantial credit should also go to Terence Stamp's casually menacing General Zod, who transcends his terrible costume and make-up to appear a convincing threat.
-Tom CoatesFull Review