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Thor: Ragnarok Reviews

November 9, 2017
Tessa's got the comedic timing to match Taika Waititi's Thor humor, and the physicality to lead the movie's pack of superheroes. She's not trying to outdo the boys; she's just trying to sip her drink and mind her own business.
November 8, 2017
Audiences seem to be smart enough these days to know a good movie when they see it, and to avoid a bad flick despite Hollywood's best efforts to pull a fast one on them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 5, 2017
Perfectly acceptable as an action movie but inspired as a comedy--which is probably where the Thor franchise should have been aiming from the start.
November 3, 2017
This viewer ... was wowed in fits and starts, but mostly filled with a new, ungrudging respect for Hemsworth.
Top Critic
November 3, 2017
Cate Blanchett's Hela is hella mean, hella snarky and hella striking with her hair slicked back into antlers.
November 3, 2017
The idea of pairing the oft-dull Thor with a series of oddball companions is an inspired, if necessary, move - so much so that it's baffling it has taken Marvel this long to smarten up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2017
"Ragnarok" is supposed to play for laughs, but it feels like the joke is on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 2, 2017
It's witty, it's weird and it goes against decades of bloated, overserious comics fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
November 2, 2017
What it lacks in urgency - which is a lot, given that the story involves an extinction-level threat to Asgard and All Who Therein Dwell - it makes up for in alacrity.
November 2, 2017
The only thing I enjoyed more than the comedy in Thor: Ragnarok was a climactic battle sequence synced perfectly to Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 2, 2017
Director Taika Waititi's take on the God of Thunder plays a bit like the rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap: it's front-loaded with jokes, built around a severe humbling, and full of silly bombast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 2, 2017
Would that every superhero film had so light a touch. Not every job needs a hammer.
November 2, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok is more fun than a barrel of winged monkeys, but man, do we have questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2017
This is a colorful mashup of Scandinavian myth, interplanetary sci-fi, Old Testament references, and crossover comic book characters.
November 2, 2017
At a fundamental level, Marvel jams enough high-spirited entertainment into the movie to ensure that it's worthy of the price of admission.
November 2, 2017
The Marvel Fatigue factor continues, to be sure. But hiring Waititi, and letting the right actors lean into the comedy, constitutes not a marvel, but a qualified victory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2017
"Thor: Ragnarok" gives the long-running franchise a fresh bloom of health, fertilizing the comic book roots of the Marvel film universe like a dose of satirical Miracle-Gro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2017
If your goal is to spend a few hours escaping from reality, "Thor: Ragnarok" is definitely for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2017
Thor has always been the most laughable of the Avengers, and Waititi's approach means we don't have to pretend to take seriously the insane mythology about outer-space Vikings ruling over nine galactic realms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2017
The third film about Marvel's superhero based on the Norse god of thunder shakes things up drastically, taking the series in a more colorful, more fantastic and more comedic direction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 2, 2017
It may sound as if the movie is only for 13-year-old boys, or the Marvel faithful, but it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2017
It has confidence in its characters and in its own invention, and so it avoids repetition and stays fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2017
As a steady stream of random wit and bawdiness, it's a good time. But as a story ostensibly escalating toward the titular cataclysm - Norse mythology's take on doomsday - "Ragnarok" feels too episodic, a scattered trifle passed off as epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2017
Superhero fans deserve better than this. Battles should have heart, danger, and consequences. The conflicts in Thor: Ragnarok are lacking in all three.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2017
Mr. Hemsworth looks happier and far more relaxed in "Ragnarok" than he did in the previous Thor vehicles, which is perhaps Mr. Waititi's truest achievement here.
November 1, 2017
Note to Hollywood: From now on, maybe all of our superhero franchises should be outsourced to New Zealand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2017
The film's ability to make fun of itself is just one of the many things that make it a joy to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2017
None of us doubted that Cate Blanchett would make a kickass comic-book-movie villain, did we?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 30, 2017
"Thor: Ragnarok" is a blast, pure and simple.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2017
A close-but-no-cigar film, but so enjoyable for the most part, and so modest in its aims, that its disappointments aren't devastating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
October 30, 2017
It makes an ageless space god with the nobility of King Arthur and the bodacious abs of a supermodel look like an underdog. Fallibility, not lightning, is his secret weapon.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 27, 2017
In its own weird little way, Thor: Ragnarok manages to poke fun at the constant churn of myth and entertainment of which the movie itself is a part. It's a candy-colored cage of delights, but it is a cage nevertheless - and it doesn't hide that fact.
October 27, 2017
Like the antic entertainer at a children's party, director Taiki Waititi keeps us distracted with sudden noises, bright objects and silly jokes. It's not a bad plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2017
Turns down the Shakespearean pretensions, cranks up the humor and delivers what is essentially an action-comedy with swords and capes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok is packed tight with zooming space vehicles and noisy thunder battles, but the movie's extravagant excess is more narcotizing than energizing. Even poor Thor seems lost in all of it, and he's supposed to be its star.
October 26, 2017
Granted, there are probably more monsters and CGI battles and explosions than the movie needs. But director Waititi and star Hemsworth keep this Thor party hopping like it's 1999 and Ragnarok will never come. Good times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2017
It's good to see Ruffalo liberated from the more masochistic portrait in Avengers: The Age of Ultron, and with a fresh partner in Tessa Thompson.
October 19, 2017
"Thor: Ragnarok" is the most fun of the Thor movies by a long shot, but it is still very much a Thor movie for better or worse.
October 19, 2017
In a world of portentous blockbusters getting ever darker, it's a joy to see one throwing on the disco lights.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2017
Both the banter and the fighting, it should be noted, are excellent, so whether you go to superhero movies for the glossy escapism or the pulse-pounding action, you'll get your large soda's worth.
October 19, 2017
Even tonal issues can't upend the magic this movie taps into putting Thor and Hulk together as new best buddies, whether they're throwing down in an arena or having a bromantic heart-to-heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2017
Ragnarok is basically a Joke Delivery System - and on that score, it works. The movie is fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 19, 2017
As it arrives poised for a megalithic box-office haul, it might be helpful to keep in mind the advice offered by one character: "You cannot stop Ragnarok. Why fight it?"
October 19, 2017
While it's not saying much, "Thor: Ragnarok" is easily the best of the three Thor movies - or maybe I just think so because its screenwriters and I finally seem to agree on one thing: The Thor movies are preposterous.