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The Avengers Reviews

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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
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
January 1, 2000
How are Fiennes and Thurman at re-creating the characters of John Steed and Emma Peel? Not too shabby.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
This movie's got a truckload of style, a bunch of funky fashions and mod retro-fun, a decent amount of action, but less than I would have expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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