Thor Reviews

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Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 13, 2011
Although it looks quite beautiful and has enough gorgeous space shots to make Nova green with envy, the movie is too weighted down by exposition to ever really get interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
This is London
April 28, 2011
It's hard to get very involved in fighting when it's between immortals and there aren't really any physical constraints or consequences, don't you find?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
April 17, 2011
It wants to impress with dazzling special effects rather than through an emotive, captivating story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
May 4, 2011
It succeeds only on the most basic level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
April 20, 2011
Somebody, somewhere, is proud of the art direction and animation that brings this city to life, but it just looks like a Lord of the Rings fan film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 4, 2011
As great as Hemsworth and Hiddleston are, they cannot overcome the film's flaws. All they can do is drag THOR up from awful to fairly tolerable.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 12, 2011
The story might perhaps be adequate for an animated film for children, with Thor, Odin and the others played by piglets. In the arena of movies about comic book superheroes, it is a desolate vastation.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 5, 2011
If this is a harbinger of the season to come, may heaven and its suburbs help us.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 5, 2011
Chris Hemsworth is a double order of handsome with a side of charming. But Thor has that retread feel.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 6, 2011
Branagh's direction looks the same as that of any other summer tentpole manager, and things go boom.
Clay Cane
BET.com
May 6, 2011
Next to 'Iron Man 2,' 'Thor' is the worst Marvel film to date.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 7, 2011
An overlong, mildy entertaining blockbuster that could have used a more charismatic lead as well as more palpable thrills and excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.4221/10
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 5, 2011
All the requisite ingredients are wedged in: romance, redemption, a giant invincible robot. But it seems no one was paying attention to overall quality control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Many things within Thor must be accepted at face value, but these very things are what make the whole enterprise feel inconsequential.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 9, 2011
A merely adequate introductory saga coated in hammy regality by director Kenneth Branagh.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 6, 2011
Thor has the feel of a film that never quite starts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
May 9, 2011
Thor continues the trend of weakly jumpstarting a franchise based on a Marvel comic with an instantly forgettable origin story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 5, 2011
No matter how the filmmakers move Heaven and Earth, this comic-book adaptation looks cool but contains very little thunder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
May 8, 2011
Everything aboutThor seems afterthought and cast-off, from its cheap-looking production values and dull action to its flat script. It's telling that Chris Hemsworth's shirtless scene is the movie's most special effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 6, 2011
Just setting the table, introducing us to the characters and situations that will pay off next time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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