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The Avengers Reviews

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July 8, 2014
The movie lets [Fiennes and Thurman] down with a patchwork climax that feels rushed and perfunctory.
July 8, 2014
The new Avengers is dismal in dispiriting, dreary ways, and Ralph Fiennes, playing Macnee's part, is a particular disaster.
July 8, 2014
Some bad movies are bold outrages; many others become hits. This one hasn't the juice to be either.
July 8, 2014
This Avengers film is so horrendously, painfully and thoroughly awful, it gives other cinematic clunkers like Ishtar and Howard the Duck a good name.
July 8, 2014
Neither elegant nor macho nor elegant-and-macho, Fiennes is terribly cast; Thurman at least provides the equivalent of a dressmaker's dummy on which to hang neo-mod fashions.
July 8, 2014
This big-screen version of the classic '60s TV spy show The Avengers can be added to the ignominious heap of updates, remakes, and adaptations that really didn't need to be made.
July 8, 2014
Why would this film's creative team start with one of the cleverest series ever and make such a limp, leaden movie? I fail to see the connection.
July 8, 2014
Thurman and Fiennes look great in the roles, but they don't generate a fraction of the kinky sexual chemistry that Macnee and Rigg exuded.
July 8, 2014
As the eccentric master villain who controls the weather, even Sean Connery is flat-out terrible, acting high on the hog.
July 8, 2014
Somebody call Austin Powers, quick!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 8, 2014
The only thing this Avengers shares with its swinging, earlier incarnation is a London setting.
July 8, 2014
To answer the question at hand, yes, The Avengers is pretty bad. Not slip-a-disk-running-from-the-theater kind of bad, but a shift-in-your-seat, "oh-for-goodness'-sake-get-on-with-it!" kind of bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 8, 2014
Fiennes and Thurman look fine in the familiar outfits, but aren't very good at banter, adventure or romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2014
This movie -- gaudy, grandiloquent and often staggeringly silly -- is one more example of how bloated and top-heavy many "event" action movies have become.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 8, 2014
The Avengers is, without a doubt, the worst movie of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 8, 2014
This big-budget bore looks lovely but is so miscalculated that you can't help but wonder whether anyone involved had ever seen the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
July 8, 2014
This dull spinoff of the 1960s television series has a spectacular cast but little energy and no ideas at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 8, 2014
A few things you might consider doing instead of seeing The Avengers: Walking the dog. Turning the compost. Re-grouting the bathtub. Starting your 1999 taxes. Buying a dog. Starting a compost heap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 8, 2014
A merciless and unwarranted mangling of a beloved English institution.
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