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The Avengers Reviews

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Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 8, 2014
Everything that the spy spoof Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery played for laughs, The Avengers treats with earnest, deadly seriousness. This is a mixed blessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 8, 2014
At only 90 minutes, sitting through The Avengers isn't exactly painful, but it's certainly not a satisfying experience either.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

Film4
July 8, 2014
Even the appearance of Macnee himself can't stop this from being so ghastly and unforgivable.

Total Film
July 8, 2014
An unmitigated disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
July 8, 2014
The Avengers is so bad it even elicits a horrible -- even embarrassing -- performance from Sean Connery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 8, 2012
A horrifyingly bad movie by any measure; but it feels like the graphic proof of a vicious God in comparison to the television show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Top Critic
January 30, 2009
What's missing is chemistry: the right blend of seriousness and whimsy, and charmingly compelling interplay between leads Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, who turn in lackluster perfs.
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
March 31, 2008
It seemed like a good idea, but the more you think about it, the clearer it becomes that The Avengers should never have been turned into a movie.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Thoroughly and consistently awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Tom Charity
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The trouble is, the film's decadence isn't a put-on, it is, simply, depressingly, degeneratively, decadent.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
March 4, 2006
Running a scant 90 minutes, it often feels as if a couple reels ended up on the cutting-room floor. Connery is absolutely delightful, though.
| Original Score: 5/10
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Finnes and Thurman look great as agents John Steed and Emma Peel who set out to thwart Connery's diabolical scheme, but they have zilch for chemistry.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 9, 2005
Having finally been forced to watch the big screen version of the classic '60s British TV series, I have to confess that I thought it was a lot of well-intended fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
I am disappointed, big-time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
Biting down on the cyanide capsule my editors had provided me, I was bitterly disappointed to find it was a dud. Sweet death, how I have longed for you!
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 25, 2003
Instead of the ultra-sophisticated John Steed and Emma Peel, we get Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, who come across more like contestants in a "cutest couple" contest.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2003
To say Fiennes and Thurman don't have the chemistry of Macnee and Rigg isn't enough. They don't have the chemistry of Don Adams and Barbara Feldon. They don't have the chemistry of Boris and Natasha.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The writing is unfortunate, attempting clever repartee between the attractive stars, but just succeeding in making everyone slightly embarrassed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Brody
CinemaBlend.com
February 15, 2003
Whatever The Avengers was in its original form has been made worse by a horrendous hack job that leaves us with a movie that could have been fantastic.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Its two stars, Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, rise to the occasion and create an amusingly proper version of the high-impact spy story, while generating just enough sexual tension to keep us interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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