Wonder Woman: Read the Early Reviews for Israeli Star Gal Gadot's Leading Debut

The movie, which airs in the U.S. on June 2, receives overwhelmingly positive reviews and shout-outs to Israeli lead star Gal Gadot

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from 'Wonder Woman.'
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American film critics' first reviews of "Wonder Woman," the comic-book film starring the Israeli Gal Gadot, were almost overwhelmingly positive – with Gadot receiving a bevy of compliments.

The movie will air in the U.S. on June 2, but a number of journalists got to watch the full film early on. While official reviews of the film will be released when it airs, the embargo imposed by production on the publication of initial reactions on social media was lifted on Thursday.

Entertainment Weekly gathered some of the enthusiastic responses. Kate Erbland of the prestigious IndieWire site wrote that the movie "has the humor and heart the franchise so desperately needs" and that "Gadot and Pine are charming as hell," referring to Gadot's co-star Chris Pine.

Steven Weintraub, the editor of Collider.com, wrote that "Gal Gadot is fantastic," adding that "Her chemistry with Chris Pine is magnetic. Absolutely recommended. "Another critic said that "Wonder Woman is the DC movie I've been waiting for. It's exciting, inspiring, funny, and has some truly awe-inspiring action scenes."

Many critics noted that it was the best film made by DC Comics, which has suffered crushing reviews in recent years for movies like "Suicide Squad" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," where Wonder Woman's character first appeared.