Thor Reviews

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July 10, 2018
Chris Hemsworth makes an imposing, good-humoured Thor... but the motor of the film is Tom Hiddleston's complex, conflicted Loki.
September 8, 2017
Witty, charming and very current, the big screen adaptation of Thor is sure to catapult its star Chris Hemsworth (whose wife, Elsa Pataky, ironically stars in Fast Five) to leading man status.
April 12, 2013
Let's hope Branagh was well-compensated, at least. To quote his favorite author: No profit grows where is no pleasure taken.
April 12, 2013
Thor is on much safer ground here on Earth. The tone is immediately different: more relaxed; comic, not cosmic.
June 16, 2011
Director Kenneth Branagh, for all the Shakespearean fruitiness he imbues into some of his A-list performers, never forgets that Thor is ultimately an FX-driven film designed to sell popcorn.
June 3, 2011
Marvel's Thor may be silly, but that doesn't make it any less entertaining.
May 16, 2011
There is pleasure to be plundered from some of the battle scenes, especially when Thor is confronting ice monsters with blood-red eyes, and from the culture clash that resounds when he descends to present-day Earth...
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.
May 11, 2011
Thor is such a joyless affair that writing even this much about it is nearly as exhausting as sitting through the movie.
May 9, 2011
A merely adequate introductory saga coated in hammy regality by director Kenneth Branagh.
May 9, 2011
Thor continues the trend of weakly jumpstarting a franchise based on a Marvel comic with an instantly forgettable origin story.
May 9, 2011
A giant notch up is Hiddleston, who'd make a good Edmund in King Lear: You register the chip on his shoulder rather than the villainy.
May 6, 2011
This is eminently missable, though the mosaic design of Asgard, Thor's mythical realm, is pretty cool.
May 6, 2011
I approached this new lollapalooza with an open mind that was quickly addled by loads of back story and front story and an ear-splitting avalanche of special effects.
May 6, 2011
Nothing against the buff, blond God of Thunder, but Thor just doesn't have a built-in wow factor among the nongeek brigade.
May 6, 2011
[Kenneth Branagh's] Shakespearean chops add texture in scenes that require the care and feeding of literature's grander themes: pride, paternity and honor.
May 6, 2011
Essentially, when the movie comes down to Earth it's pretty good. But when it spends time across the universe -- and it spends a lot of time across the universe -- it's pure geek fare. Which may thrill geeks but leave others yawning.
May 6, 2011
For those with a taste for the genre, Thor is a worthy addition to the pantheon.
May 6, 2011
The visuals are breathtaking without it, all swirling cosmic nebulae and mythic cityscapes of the Norse-god capital Asgard.
May 6, 2011
Thor seems to have little more on its mind than winning the first weekend and making its money back overseas, which it probably, predictably, will.
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