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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Average Rating: 7.7/10
Reviews Counted: 222
Fresh: 204 | Rotten: 18

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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Average Rating: 7.7/10
Critic Reviews: 41
Fresh: 36 | Rotten: 5

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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Director and co-writer James Gunn brings a giddiness and a wondrous, endless sense of why-the-hell-not? possibility that's reminiscent of Star Wars.

August 2, 2014 Full Review Source: ChristyLemire.com
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Pratt is their prime asset for turning the comedy up to 11. With him playing Star-Lord, you never question what Quill brings to the team: a sparkling, cracked esprit de corps.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Orange County Register
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It may be a mess, but it's an extremely good-natured mess, full of humor and warmth. More surprising still, the very elements that seemed most likely to ruin the movie-the tree-man, the talking raccoon-account for much of its improbable charm.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
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Gunn appears to remember the high of certain kinds of moviegoing, where when the credits are over, all you want to do is get back in line and enjoy the whole thing again.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Grantland
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"Guardians of the Galaxy" has wit, energy and zaniness to spare. It will pop your corn and leave you hungry for more.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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Guardians of the Galaxy is an open fire hydrant of a summer movie: more fun than should be allowed in such hot weather.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The plot is bonkers, and there's way too much CGI, but the core little group of disparate characters manage to latch themselves to you, and you're in.

August 21, 2014 Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia)
ABC Radio (Australia)

Gunn has helped take a relatively unknown property and made a film that will surely help blast these incredible characters to a level of fame that will spread across the galaxy.

August 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Schmoes Know
Schmoes Know

Bravo James Gunn; he took a lesser-known comic book and spun it into the most entertaining ride I've had all year.

August 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Schmoes Know
Schmoes Know

Guardians of the Galaxy isn't just a fun-filled, laugh-filled, ripping space fantasy comedy, it's one of the best, most crowd-pleasing blockbusters in years.

August 16, 2014 Full Review Source: 3AW

If blockbusters are the cinematic equivalent of junk food, then 2014 has been a goddamn ice-cream sundae, and Guardians is the bright, sickly sweet cherry sitting on top.

August 16, 2014 Full Review Source: The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat

Guardians Of The Galaxy is at its best when it's trying to be funny. You could almost describe as a spoof in places!

August 12, 2014 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

The cast are clever at filling in the gaps the story has to carry, with the romantic attraction between Peter and Gamora, which begins with some hearty hand to hand combat, given more emotional weight than the dialogue allows for.

August 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

It all happens about 100 times faster than the original Star Wars while taking itself about 1,000 times less seriously than the Star Wars prequels.

August 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Seven Days
Seven Days

The film begins to stumble, then, once the focus shifts to a narrative that's almost distractingly convoluted...

August 10, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

A piece of wit that makes it's own niche within the genre. This galactic treat is new world.

August 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

It takes a good hour for (director James) Gunn to find the proper blend of comedy and seriousness. Once it hits its stride, though, the movie offers undeniable pleasures and unexpected emotional heft.

August 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest
Movie Dearest

Haters STFU, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is cinematic nirvana...

August 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Bloody Disgusting
Bloody Disgusting

Not since Han Solo and Chewbacca hit the galaxy has there been as much raucous energy and sheer fun as in this blast of a sci-fi fantasy involving a daredevil adventurer and a mysterious orb

August 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

It might ultimately break down to nothing but empty calories, but it is always full-on fun. I repeat: always.

August 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Herald Sun (Australia)

One of the most pleasant surprises of a mixed-bag movie summer, Guardians of the Galaxy is something akin to Star Wars on Quaaludes.

August 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Fans... will delight in the wisecracks offered by Rocket (Rocky Raccoon) or the profundities of Groot.

August 8, 2014 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

I think they've really created characters, James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Pearlman, and I think the screenplay is really lovely.

August 8, 2014 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

A near masterpiece, and one with an amazing soundtrack.

August 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

May the Farce be with you, dude. "Star Wars" meets "Spaceballs."

August 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

...Groot easily steals the show...equal parts 'Farscape,' 'Firefly,' and the few family-friendly parts of 'Pitch Black' while putting an original spin on it.

August 7, 2014 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
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Audience Reviews for Guardians of the Galaxy

Love it! Especially the song from this movie which is so ear catchy for me.. And Chris Pratt performance as Star-Lord, man I would never predicted Marvel was such a genius for bringing his name up like this and make him the new idol.. And Rocket's appearances with Bradley Cooper's voice just entertaining, really entertaining.. There's some stupid scenes in this movie, but wonder why I like it not criticizing it.. Overall, another job well done by Marvel..
August 20, 2014
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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

a fantastic film. great action, humor, and perfect art direction and effects. the characters were all intriguing and well designed, the heroes were all likable. the only thing holding this film back for me was the lack of narrative development. this is understandable because so much needed to be done with so many characters in so little time, but nearly everything we know about the characters we know because someone stated a fact about them out loud, sometimes in passing, not because we were shown this in the narrative structure of the film. overall, i loved this film, a perfect introduction of the cosmic element to the marvel cinema world.
August 18, 2014
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danny d

Super Reviewer

A triumphant new step into a great looking new series, watch out Avengers. I loved it actually, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. A genuine blast of non-stop fun from start to finish. An exciting, energetic, stylish and wickedly funny entertainment. A spectacular joy-ride you cannot get enough of. An instant classic. It's loaded with action, comedy, special effects and a very big heart. A heartfelt, moving, thrilling and utterly exhilarating action-adventure that is a visual feast for the eyes and ears that just blows you away. Marvel has stepped their game with another new and brilliant addition to their series of adventures. It's filled with gorgeous special effects that just capture your eyes and a story and characters that just grab your heart. The cast is just wonderful to watch. Chris Pratt is sensational. Zoe Saldana is terrific. David Bautista is actually really great and totally embraces the madness and heart of his character. Bradley Cooper steals the show as Rocket with his over the top humor and great charm. Vin Diesel is wonderful as Groot, even that he just has three lines you can feel the embrace of his motion captured performance. These five are totally the dream team to route for. Isn't anything else but a great time.
August 16, 2014
allan913

Super Reviewer

Firefy meets Thor in another solidly entertaining Marvel movie. One of these days Americans will learn from their own movies why having guns doesn't protect you.
August 15, 2014
RossCollinsUK

Super Reviewer

    1. Rocket Raccoon: You're making me beat up grass!
    – Submitted by Jody C (2 days ago)
    1. Groot: I am Groot.
    – Submitted by Noelle C (3 days ago)
    1. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: You said it yourself, bitch. We're the Guardians of the Galaxy.
    – Submitted by Ryan A (9 days ago)
    1. Peter Quill/Star-Lord: Oh will you shut up about that? God, 20 years you've been throwing that in my face. Like it's some great thing, "not eating me". Normal people don't even think about eating someone else, much less, that person having to be grateful for it.
    – Submitted by Ryan A (9 days ago)
    1. Gamora: No! I know what you're trying to do, Star-Lord! And I am not going to succumb to your... pelvic sorcery!
    – Submitted by Sean G (9 days ago)
    1. Nebula: You disappoint me, sister. Of all our siblings, I hated you the least.
    – Submitted by Sean G (9 days ago)
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