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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)



Critic Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.

Movie Info

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance. (C) Walt Disneymore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Nicole Perlman, James Gunn (II)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 9, 2014
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


Chris Pratt
as Peter Quill/Star-Lor...
Lee Pace
as Ronan the Accuser
Bradley Cooper
as Rocket Raccoon
Benicio Del Toro
as The Collector
John C. Reilly
as Rhomann Dey
Glenn Close
as Nova Prime
Gregg Henry
as Grandpa
Laura Haddock
as Meredith Quill
Sean Gunn
as Kraglin/On Set Rocke...
Peter Serafinowicz
as Denarian Saal
Krystian Godlewski
as On Set Groot
Wyatt Oleff
as Young Quill
Janis Ahern
as Meredith's Mother
Solomon Mousley
as Meredith's Brother
Lindsay Morton
as Meredith's Best Frie...
Robert Firth
as Dr. Fitzgibbon
Nick Holmes
as Horuz' Mate
Max Wrottesley
as Sacrificed Nova Corp...
Stan Lee
as Xandarian Ladies' Ma...
Nicole Alexandra Shi...
as Pretty Xandarian
Sharif Atkins
as Nova Arresting Pilot
Brendan Fehr
as Corpsman Dey's Partn...
Tomas Arana
as Kree Ambassador
Mikaela Hoover
as Nova Prime's Assista...
Emmet Scanlan
as Head Riot Guard
Dominic Grant
as Angry Guard
Spencer Wilding
as Mean Guard
Alison Lintott
as Sad Woman With Horns
Alexis Rodney
as Moloka Dar
Nathan Fillion
as Monstrous Inmate
Keeley Forsyth
as Mottled Prisoner
Frank Gilhooley
as Burly Prisoner
Alexis Denisof
as The Other
Enzo Cilenti
as Watchtower Guard
Richard Katz
as One Legged Prisoner
Enoch Frost
as Rifle Guard
Ronan Summers
as "Drop the Leg" Guard
Laura Ortiz
as Tortured Pink Girl
Rosie Jones
as Ladies Of The Boot o...
Abidemi Sobande
as Ladies Of The Boot O...
Alex Rose
as Ladies Of The Boot O...
Ekaterina Zalitko
as Ladies Of The Boot O...
Emily Redding
as Ladies Of The Boot O...
Stephen Blackehart
as Knowhere Dispatcher
Jennifer Moylan-Tayl...
as Sad Krylorian Girl
Bruce MacKinnon
as One-Eyed Ravager
Ralph Ineson
as Ravager Pilot
Rob Zombie
as Ravager Navigator Vo...
Naomi Ryan
as Nova Centurion
John Brotherton
as Nova Starblaster Pil...
Graham Shiels
as Alien Nova Pilot
James Gunn (II)
as Maskless Sakaaran
Doug Robson
as Maskless Sakaaran
Rachel Cullen
as Corpsman Dey's Wife
Isabella Poynton
as Corpsman Dey's Daugh...
Imogen Poynton
as Corpsman Dey's Daugh...
David Yarovesky
as Goth Ravager
Miriam Lucia
as Crying Xandarian Cit...
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News & Interviews for Guardians of the Galaxy

Critic Reviews for Guardians of the Galaxy

All Critics (277) | Top Critics (48)

The unlikeliest of space operas, blending heady, CGI-heavy action with irreverent comedy and a hurricane of sloppy, wet kisses to 70s and 80s pop culture.

Full Review… | April 12, 2016

It captures the breathless thrill and adolescent bemusement that comes with reading a rip-snorting and beautifully drawn 30 page comic issue.

Full Review… | March 20, 2016
The Film Stage

Guardians of the Galaxy is the perfect summer movie, delivering exactly what you want from a comic book adaptation.

Full Review… | September 11, 2015

It's like an Assistant Editors' Month issue writ large.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

Credit too must go to director James Gunn who puts his individual stamp on the film while operating within Marvel's house style.

Full Review… | July 8, 2015

James Gunn's first foray into big-budget movie making succeeds despite focusing on characters largely unknown to mainstream audiences and provides some of the most genuinely affecting moments of any Marvel film to date.

Full Review… | July 8, 2015
Consequence of Sound

Audience Reviews for Guardians of the Galaxy

The type of irreverent Marvel superhero movie that we were all waiting for but have not yet admitted, and it is a wonder to see how it combines so organically a zany, quirky sense of humor with thrilling action and good unsentimental drama (like the awesome opening scene).

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


All around good sci-fi fun film. The pacing was a bit off and it seemed as though there were too many characters to follow along, but it is definitely worth watching.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


Guardians was a victim of hype for me. I wanted to see it in theaters because everyone was telling me how amazing it was, but I just never got to it. After watching it, I can say it is overrated but enjoyable. Most people told me it was the best Marvel film to date and I highly disagree. While the special effects and action are typically top notch, the story leaves alot to be desired. Characters motivations change in an instant and it is completely unbelievable. Obviously the characters themselves all have unique and interesting personalities and there's a couple memorable ones, but I found the film lacking the punch necessary to take it from good to great. I still prefer The Avengers or the first Iron Man as the top of the Marvel canon so far.

Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

Guardians of the Galaxy Quotes

Gamora: I have lived most my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die among my friends.
– Submitted by Jiashu X (16 months ago)
Drax: No one talks to my friends like that.
– Submitted by Narayan B (17 months ago)
Rocket Raccoon: You're making me beat up grass!
– Submitted by Jody C (21 months ago)
Groot: I am Groot.
– Submitted by Noelle C (21 months ago)

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