The Avengers Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This film is an absolute mess. It looks like the regurgitated leavings of something watchable, a cinematic abomination that got pulled apart and put back together so many times that it lost all semblance of coherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
July 8, 2014
The cult 1960s TV series gets royally shafted by Hollywood in this stunningly designed blockbuster that's stunningly awful in every other department.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
July 8, 2014
The Avengers is so bad it even elicits a horrible -- even embarrassing -- performance from Sean Connery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Finnes and Thurman look great as agents John Steed and Emma Peel who set out to thwart Connery's diabolical scheme, but they have zilch for chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 8, 2014
The new Avengers is dismal in dispiriting, dreary ways, and Ralph Fiennes, playing Macnee's part, is a particular disaster.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 8, 2012
A horrifyingly bad movie by any measure; but it feels like the graphic proof of a vicious God in comparison to the television show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Thoroughly and consistently awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 18, 2002
I had heard it was bad... but this is downright silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2003
To say Fiennes and Thurman don't have the chemistry of Macnee and Rigg isn't enough. They don't have the chemistry of Don Adams and Barbara Feldon. They don't have the chemistry of Boris and Natasha.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
An utterly feeble and dispiriting flop that wastes not only a trio of casting coups but, in set designer Stuart Craig, one of the greatest eye-poppers at work in the commercial cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
While The Avengers television series was cheeky, stylish and sexy, its big-screen descendant is listless, plodding and as steamy as a brother-sister prom date.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Words like "bad" don't even do The Avengers justice. It's time to haul out the big guns, like "appalling."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
Even with extensive use of the rewind function on my VCR, I couldn't piece the story together
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Once you get past the beauty of the leads, a couple of impressive looking sets and the impoverished, atrocious punnery, you are stuck with a tap-water tea movie.
| Original Score: 48/100
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
This picture is so busy being slick, stylish and surreal it doesn't even try to make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It's appallingly awful!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 25, 2003
Instead of the ultra-sophisticated John Steed and Emma Peel, we get Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, who come across more like contestants in a "cutest couple" contest.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
I am disappointed, big-time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 8, 2014
At only 90 minutes, sitting through The Avengers isn't exactly painful, but it's certainly not a satisfying experience either.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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