Marvel's The Avengers Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A big, splashy movie in which stuff blows up a lot, yet you go home talking about the actors.
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
February 6, 2015
Shrug however you might at a story that has to pack so many characters and tangents into 140 minutes; it will still be difficult for me to see beyond the joyous awesomeness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 24, 2014
It's little surprise this is largely a terrifically enjoyable experience -- one that'll please both fanboys and the public at large.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Deborah Ross
The Spectator
August 24, 2014
If big action so big it's humongous just isn't really your thing/You may find, as I did, it drags, with its surfeit of CGI bling.
Ian Bunting
Daily Record [UK]
August 24, 2014
Is Avengers Assemble the best comic book film ever? That's a tough call but it's certainly the most exciting, and a true epic moment in cinematic history.
John Serba
August 24, 2014
Joss Whedon knows exactly what comic-book geeks want to see. That's why "Marvel's The Avengers" is so immensely satisfying.
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
August 24, 2014
If we must have these box-office behemoths, then at least the writer-director, Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is a lively controlling influence.
Anthony Quinn
August 24, 2014
Of course it's about one hundred times brighter than Transformers and Michael Bay's imbecilic spinoffs, and should keep multiplexes everywhere in its competent grip. But I didn't love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
August 24, 2014
The special effects are impressive but not especially imaginative, and the film is unduly protracted.
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
August 24, 2014
For all who have hotly fan-ticipated this all-star collection of Marvel's superheroes, you have reason to be excited. You can officially geek out now.
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
The Avengers does have is a solid gold structure that doesn't buckle under the weight of its gargantuan expectations and overflowing cast.
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
August 2, 2013
Smart, witty, funny, action-packed and surprisingly cathartic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Katherine Monk
August 2, 2013
The bigger and goofier it gets, the more fun it becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013
A fun light-hearted summer blockbuster that is weighed down by a forgettable villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
If you're not already a fanboy, it'll turn you into one. It is honestly the most fun I have had at the movies in a long, long time.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
After two-and-a-half hours of world-threatening chaos and world-saving derring-do, you leave the theater satisfied, but without so much as a single memorable image (or idea) lingering in your mind.
Emily Ashby
Common Sense Media
June 3, 2013
Fast-paced superhero series sequel will be fun for fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Joss Whedon empties everything at his reported $225 million disposal to assault the eyes, ears and intelligence with one of the stupidest comic book tales ever put to film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Chris Knight
National Post
April 12, 2013
Whedon must balance the competing storylines and screen time of the actors. He does it nicely, injecting humour and a touch of drama into the action -- and all without so much as a Tesseract to his name. Some assembly required, and delivered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Rage Monthly
January 27, 2013
One of the ten best films of 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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