Avengers: Infinity War Reviews

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April 30, 2018
At stake, as ever, is the fate of the universe. Why must it always be the universe? What's wrong with the fate of Hackensack? Doesn't anyone care what happens to South Dakota, or Denmark, or Peru?
April 29, 2018
The insubstantiality of the film isn't due to the infinite yet flimsy malleability of C.G.I. gimmickry but, instead, to the dispersion of its drama throughout the many cinematic installations set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
April 29, 2018
Never has the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" seemed like more of a universe, in ways both good and bad. Infinity War-the title is almost too apt-is far from a perfect movie, but it is probably close to the best movie it could have been.
April 27, 2018
This blockbuster leaves you wildly curious about the sequel, even if you are not an Avengers fanatic.
April 27, 2018
Some of the sequences are undeniably thrilling but, at about 2-1/2 hours, overkill sets in early.
April 27, 2018
"Avengers: Infinity War" isn't just a gussied-up mediocrity being widely mistaken for a good movie. It's also, at least arguably, a dangerous movie for anyone who cares about the future of American cinema.
April 27, 2018
Maybe the quips and the punch-ups are there because they have to be, what with the film's steady parade of failure and even death. Plans fail. Character fails. Even sacrifices fail. It's not exactly refreshing, but it is bracing, and even gratifying.
April 26, 2018
A film that's overlong and overstuffed but somehow avoids being a chore to watch.
Top Critic
April 26, 2018
Infinity War's place in the Avengers saga is much like that of the middle chapters in the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars: It's chief purpose is to leave you hungry for next summer's finale. And that much, it does.
April 26, 2018
For those less schooled in all the backstories, Infinity War scatterguns enough laughs, thrilling digital effects and exhilarating chaos to compensate for any confusion.
April 26, 2018
There are some decent laughs before things turn serious, and the deft timing that has always been one of the sneakier pleasures of this multi-chapter behemoth is in evidence as heroes collide in attitude and physique.
Top Critic
April 26, 2018
Infinity War inherits plenty of the problems endemic to crossovers: the privileging of quantity over quality, of spectacle over story, and of the shock value of major changes to the status quo over just about everything else.
April 26, 2018
The final moments of Infinity War are haunting and impactful and mysterious.
April 25, 2018
Marvel betrays the richness of its comic books in pursuit of the bedazzlement of the modern blockbuster movie; leaving us undernourished but entertained.
April 25, 2018
Ten years ago this month, the Marvel universe was launched with the fresh, lively, relatively easygoing "Iron Man." It seems more like 100.
April 25, 2018
It's too much. Too many characters, too much action, too much everything. It's a superhero surplus with too many heroes and not enough screen. It's Infinity overload.
Top Critic
April 25, 2018
Sitting through its 2 hours and 30 minutes is like gorging on tapas: You wind up both overstuffed and unsatisfied.
April 25, 2018
Even by Marvel's own standards of serviceable mediocrity, Infinity War fails.
April 25, 2018
Not even the threat of universal annihilation, it seems, will keep this assembly line from chugging ahead with its signature polished, mechanized efficiency.
April 25, 2018
There's no pacing in Avengers: Infinity War. It's all sensation and no pulse. Everything is big, all of the time.
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