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Avengers: Endgame Reviews

May 1, 2019
What you will be getting when you walk into an inevitably overstuffed movie theater is something singular that reflects our age in a way that none of the MCU films that preceded it have-indeed, very few Hollywood spectacles ever have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 28, 2019
The only complaint about Avengers: Endgame is that it raises the bar so high that there may well never be a superhero movie to match it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 28, 2019
What's missing from "Endgame" is the free play of imagination, the liberation of speculation, the meandering paths and loose ends that start in logic and lead to wonder.
April 26, 2019
The MCU will go on and on, but this chapter - and the American pragmatism vs. American ideals bromance that drove it - have well and truly come to their "Excelsior! Nuff said!" moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 26, 2019
Endgame consists almost entirely of the downtime scenes that were always secretly everyone's favorite parts of these movies anyway.
April 26, 2019
It's overdone and bombastic. A fitting end, in other words, to a franchise cycle of insatiable commercial ambition...and thundering creative swagger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2019
There are horror movies and political dramas with premises less nightmarish than the one in "Avengers: Endgame... This is an interesting approach for a superhero film to take.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 26, 2019
You can easily duck out during the middle hour, do some shopping, and slip back into your seat for the climax. You won't have missed a thing.
Top Critic
April 25, 2019
No matter how much homework you've done, what actually happens, the order in which it happens and the folks to whom it happens will still pack surprises - also tongue-in-cheekiness and quite a bit of lump-in-throatiness.
April 25, 2019
A film that should feel overlong and overstuffed rings purposeful, weighted with existential truth even as it flashes before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2019
Despite all the whiz-bang CGI effects, some more special than others, the moments I most appreciated in Endgame were the small-scale comic touches... Best of all is Robert Downey Jr.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 25, 2019
It's an episodic movie, so it shines in parts, rather than as a whole, but there are plenty of good parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2019
The MCU's long goodbye to the Avengers (is it really?) comes off as truly epic and thunderously exciting. But here's the big surprise-it's also an emotional wipeout .
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2019
Avengers: Endgame isn't as brash, surprising, or relentless as its predecessor but it's a worthy conclusion to the Infinity War duology and provides a satisfying end to the First Avengers Era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2019
For young adults who have literally grown up with these movies, the experience may be emotionally overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 24, 2019
The Motion Picture Academy never recognizes great acting if it comes attached to a costume or a cape. That doesn't mean Downey isn't deserving of an Oscar. It's great acting in a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 24, 2019
[I]t is slick and affectionate enough for its three-hour running time to pass quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2019
The MCU sticks this landing, allowing us to let go of years of baggage and get ready for the next flight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2019
It's an entertainment designed to please many, many people and disappoint as few as possible, extravagant without necessarily having a vision beyond its desire not to put a foot wrong.
April 24, 2019
Perhaps the Russos have made the final installment of the series this lackluster to make it easier to say goodbye to the superheroes, in this iteration. We really don't need another one. Not like this.
April 24, 2019
The movie is ludicrously long, clocking in at three hours and one minute, but surprisingly satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2019
Succeeds at its daunting task: summing up an epic struggle with bedazzling action... and with more humor, zest and feeling -- the real, heartfelt stuff -- than you'd dare to expect from what is, after all, an immense industrial undertaking.
April 24, 2019
Endgame is a movie that is nothing you'd expect but everything you want.
Top Critic
April 24, 2019
An earnest, overstuffed, fitfully funny superhero melodrama, Endgame hits the buttons it wants to hit, and sometimes affectingly.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 24, 2019
"Endgame" contemplates big-picture themes within a superhero framework and delivers a hugely entertaining ride worthy of its monumental buildup.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 24, 2019
In a sense, "Endgame" is an example of the MCU cannibalizing itself, but it has always done so. And it does so here in a fresh way that is closer to homage than lazy appropriation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 24, 2019
The franchise has its ups and downs; the first "Avengers" film is certainly a highlight. But the sequels have the wisecracking-superteam formula on lockdown. They always deliver everything fans could hope for - except maybe any genuine surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2019
Endgame often pays tribute to itself, which makes it as fascinating as it is self-serious. It taps into a live wire of doomy tragedy and phoenix-like rebirth that comics do so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2019
In terms of sheer entertainment value, it's on the higher end of the MCU, a film that elevates its most iconic heroes to the legendary status they deserve and provides a few legitimate thrills along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2019
A potent reminder of all that's good and bad about movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2019
What "The Deathly Hallows" was to "Harry Potter," what "Return of the Jedi" was to the original "Star Wars," this gargantuan "Endgame" will be to the "Avengers."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2019
Mathematicians say infinity has no end. Avengers: Endgame thrillingly and movingly proves them wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 24, 2019
Oh yes indeed. "Avengers: Endgame" brought it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 24, 2019
Even at three-plus hours, the gargantuan Avengers: Endgame is light on its feet and more freely inventive than it needed to be.
April 23, 2019
"Endgame" is the most emotional of the Avengers movies, a tear-stained farewell that effectively tugs at the heartstrings while simultaneously blowing them up with a large army's worth of CGI warfare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 23, 2019
It's a quality action movie that accomplishes, with seeming ease, a number of difficult things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2019
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo have somehow crafted a coherent and exhilarating epic that incorporates all your favorite superheroes (and many of their loved ones) in one emotionally resonant package.
April 23, 2019
We haven't seen anything like this before in franchise movie-making. One can only hope that the next 10 years of Marvel storytelling comes close to this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 23, 2019
As "Endgame" sputters to the finish line, it leaves the impression of witnessing a Marvel Movie Marathon compressed to three hours - and 58 seconds, but trust me, they're disposable - of unbridled fan service.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 23, 2019
More than any of those franchises, "Endgame," at its best moments, carries the thrill of classic comic-book twists and reversals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2019
[T]he entire endeavour loses any sense of emotional stakes or general meaning beyond the deliverance of crass fan-service and incomprehensible visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 23, 2019
If the Marvel superhero movies on the whole are your favorite band's individual albums, "Avengers: Endgame" is the triple-disc greatest-hits package with the really awesome cover and a slew of familiar, comforting gems inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 23, 2019
You have to hand it to the directors for their ambition in bringing together a clown car full of characters into such a well-told and compelling yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2019
[E]xtravagant - and mostly very gratifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2019
The Avengers, as a concept, probably won't be going anywhere, but Endgame still feels like a proper goodbye.
April 23, 2019
Having set up a formidable task and then some with the finish of "Infinity War," "Avengers: Endgame" rises to the challenge, delivering an epic finale that proves immensely satisfying.
April 23, 2019
At its best - and "Endgame" is in some ways as good as it gets - the "Avengers" cosmos has been an expansive and inclusive place.
April 23, 2019
The movie largely delivers, splashing its ambitious three-hour narrative across a sprawling canvas of characters, eras, and not-quite-insurmountable challenges.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 23, 2019
[W]hat comes across most strongly here, oddly enough for an effects-driven comic-book-derived film, is the character acting, especially from Downey, Ruffalo, Evans, Hemsworth, Brolin and Paul Rudd as Ant-Man.
April 23, 2019
I have to admit, in all its surreal grandiosity, in all its delirious absurdity, there is a huge sugar rush of excitement to this mighty finale, finally interchanging with euphoric emotion and allowing us to say poignant farewells.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 23, 2019
After the must-see showdown that was 'Infinity War,' the Russo brothers deliver a more fan-facing three-hour followup, rewarding loyalty to Marvel Cinematic Universe.
April 23, 2019
Has almost nothing on its mind but crossing the Ts and dotting the Is of a far-flung superhero saga, but to anyone with even a minor emotional stake in the MCU, it has the fleeting satisfaction of a shot of whipped cream direct from the spray can.
April 23, 2019
To these faintly moistened eyes, "Avengers: Endgame" achieves and earns its climactic surge of feeling, even as it falls just short of real catharsis.