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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Average Rating: 8.2/10
Reviews Counted: 25
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Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.

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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the

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July 25, 2014:
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To misquote Forrest Gump's mother, Guardians of the Galaxy is like a box of chocolates. Or rather, it's like a vast, family-sized festive crate of chocolates, all wrapped in the shiniest packaging, all exploding with sweetness and surprises.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Despite occasional disregard for the laws of physics, much of the imagery displayed onscreen is so realistic and thrill-inducing that sometimes even the plot becomes almost secondary during the more intensely visual sequences.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Part George Lucas and part Chuck Jones, Guardians of the Galaxy has enough scrappy heart and smart humor to make it seem like the best possible kind of product, one where the talent of all involved makes it easy to enjoy their hustle.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: TheWrap
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The cheeky comic tone keeps things buoyant - as does Chris Pratt's winning performance as the most blissfully spaced-out space crusader this side of Buckaroo Banzai.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Variety
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This space caper has its head in the clouds and its tongue, firmly in cheek.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

From the opening credits to the final reel, there's a genuine swagger about the whole film. It exudes charm and confidence throughout, and is flippant in all the best possible ways.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Guardians Of The Galaxy is Marvel-lite: a brisk and breezy superhero movie that provides plenty of visual spectacle and humour but is sometimes undermined by its own facetiousness.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Freewheeling, endlessly engaging, funny as hell, Guardians Of The Galaxy is a relentless crossfire of zingers and crazy visuals.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: SFX Magazine
SFX Magazine

James Gunn succeeds at turning a relatively familiar and kinda dumb story into an impressively emotional and satisfying journey.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: CraveOnline
CraveOnline

One of the most entertaining, fun, thrilling, heartfelt and beautiful summer blockbusters we've seen.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

What's safe to say is that 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' is the most charming Marvel movie so far.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: HitFix
HitFix

James Gunn's vividly idiosyncratic spin on Marvel's renegade misfits, Guardians of the Galaxy, certainly represents a bracingly fizzy cinematic blast to the increasingly formulaic 'summer superhero' format.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Screen-Space
Screen-Space

A rocking space odyssey that gate crashes Marvel's cinematic stable and instantly becomes the life of the party

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie
The Popcorn Junkie

Colourful, tongue-in-cheek fun, purpose-built for grown-up lovers of kitsch '80s science-fiction.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

"A deviation from the Marvel formula, a gloriously, defiant weird movie that nevertheless proves to be an enormous crowd-pleaser."

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: The Playlist
The Playlist

Mad, marvellous and all kinds of sci-fi magical, Guardians Of The Galaxy is Marvel's riskiest but most surprising success yet.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

A near-perfect mix of action, humour, imagination and wondrous special effects.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

A Marvel movie hasn't been this much fun to watch since the Avengers assembled.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: HeyUGuys
HeyUGuys

Whip-smart, pop-literate, self-aware humour saves the day (and the universe, come to think of it).

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

It may well lack the full-blown A-list casting that defines other Marvel films, but the performances here are all pretty much spot on with the film bristling with energy and entertainment.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

A brand new summer family blockbuster this may be, but it plays by old, half-forgotten rules; trimming out the clutter and cross-referencing for snappy, streamlined, Saturday-cartoon fun.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is a smart, funny movie at war with dumb explosions and other special effects. It also celebrates them.

July 24, 2014 Full Review Source: indieWIRE
indieWIRE

Audience Reviews for Guardians of the Galaxy

Let's be honest. Less than a year ago there had not been much marketing for this film yet. And it seemed like a bold move by Marvel to take a lesser known comic including a talking raccoon and a walking tree as their big summer movie for 2014 without a full-blown A-list cast. People started fearing this could be Marvel's first financial flop. It's not gonna happen though, because word will travel fast. This is riot.
"Guardians" is the kind of lighthearted yet never superficial or even dumb Sci-Fi adventure people loved to watch in the 1980s. Director James Gunn pays homage to that era especially with his brilliant use of songs throughout the film yet propelling visual effects to a new level at the same time. While Gunn can rely on excellent CGI effects that make us care deeply about the creatures mentioned above, the human cast is delivering spot on performances, too. It's the characters' stories that ultimately make you click with this movie and make it so much more than a fast food adventure. It's fast, it's colorful, it's weird (but not as weird as feared) while being deeply satisfying and entertaining at all time. The amount of detail and depth that went into every frame of this packed universe is staggering. Funny yet touching it's hard not to come back from seeing this with a stupid grin on your face. Sure, the laws of physics have no real business in this film and the last act of the showdown maybe takes the craziness a few notches too high, but you'll be hard pressed to find a summer blockbuster with this much heart while being pushed into your cinema seat for two hours.
July 25, 2014
ironclad1609

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this looks like a slap in the face to all marvel fans.
June 10, 2014
Heather Joy

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    1. Rocket Raccoon: You just wanna suck the joy outta everything!
    – Submitted by Damian R (5 days ago)
    1. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: We're the Guardians of the Galaxy.
    – Submitted by Lucas B (8 days ago)
    1. Rocket Raccoon: We're the frickin' Guardians of the Galaxy!
    2. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: We're them.
    – Submitted by Jazen H (9 days ago)
    1. Rocket Raccoon: Why would you want to save the galaxy!?
    2. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: 'Cause I'm one of the idiots who lives in it!
    – Submitted by Jazen H (9 days ago)
    1. Groot: I am Groot.
    – Submitted by Jazen H (9 days ago)
    1. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: What's that?
    2. Rocket Raccoon: It's a bomb.
    3. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: And you just leave it lying around?!
    4. Rocket Raccoon: I was going to put it in a box.
    5. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: What's a box going to do?!
    – Submitted by Michael F (22 days ago)
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