'Marvel's The Avengers' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   64 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   302 reviews
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    'The Avengers" is neither overwhelming nor underwhelming. What it expertly is, is whelming.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    88
    A saga guaranteed to pass muster with the Comic-Con cognoscenti, without forsaking regular popcorn munchers who just hope to see the planet get saved with maximum firepower and a few laughs.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Laremy Legel Film.com (Top Critic)
    75
    A spectacle in the grandest sense of the word ...
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric Kohn indieWIRE (Top Critic)
    A movie that yells at you and geeks out in equal measures.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    To watch another comic book transformed into another blockbuster is to "marvel" at much and to feel nothing - that's a safer bet than the converse, perhaps, which may explain the genre's popularity.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com (Top Critic)
    If you're not much of a Marvel Comics person but just want to get an early start on your mindless summer moviegoing, well, I guess this picture is no stupider than anything else.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Dana Stevens Slate (Top Critic)
    Its primary purpose is not to explore or subvert the superhero movie, but to lay the groundwork for more of them.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    88
    The Avengers kicks ass.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Whedon pulls off a stunning feat in bringing balance to this superhuman circus, engineered to charm the geek core and non-fans alike.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    The dialogue sparkles as brightly as the special effects; these people may be wearing ridiculous costumes but they're well fleshed-out underneath. And so in every regard, this movie truly fulfills its hype.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Richard Corliss TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    The movie guarantees fast-paced fun without forcing anyone to think about what it all means, which is nothing.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Travers Rolling Stone (Top Critic)
    88
    All hail Joss Whedon, the warrior king of this dizzying, dazzling 3D action epic. The Avengers is Transformers with a brain, a heart and a working sense of humor.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Richard Roeper Richard Roeper.com (Top Critic)
    90
    One of the great joys of Marvel's The Avengers is its sense of humor about itself.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    80
    Whedon is the key reason why this $220-million behemoth of a movie is smartly thought out and executed with verve and precision. It may be overly long at two hours, 23 minutes, but so much is going on you might not even notice.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Fr. Chris Carpenter Rage Monthly
    84
    One of the ten best films of 2012.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Brandon Judell CultureCatch
    But one of the most fascinating moments in the picture occurs when Captain America, referring to Thor, notes: "There's only one God, ma'am. And I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that." Ah, monotheism versus paganism. Can they exist side by side?
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kirk Baird Toledo Blade
    80
    Whedon has delivered that rare action-packed, special-effects spectacle that is relentless in its eagerness to please and successful beyond its goal.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Joe Gross Austin American-Statesman
    80
    It's Summer's Mightiest Movie. Nuff said.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jason Gorber Twitch
    59
    When all is said and done, Avengers is all sound and Nick Fury, signifying nothing.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kofi Outlaw ScreenRant
    90
    Was Marvel's ambitious dream for a shared cinematic universe truly worth it? In my opinion: Most definitely.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Alan Diment We Got This Covered
    85
    The Avengers is one of the best superheroes movies in a long time and is likely to become a classic of the genre. You would need to really hate comic book movies not to get a kick out of this.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • R. L. Shaffer IGN DVD
    95
    The Star Wars of a new generation.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Stephen Carty Flix Capacitor
    60
    Whilst Avengers Assemble will unquestionably provide two and a half hours of geek nerdvana for Marvel fanboys, it will likely prove too 'big' and comic-y for those who prefer their comic adaptations more grounded.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • James Plath Movie Metropolis
    80
    "Marvel's The Avengers" is a visual comic book and it doesn't aspire to be anything more than that. As a film version it succeeds-one is tempted to say-MIGHTILY.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeff Beck Examiner.com
    75
    It really is quite something that [Whedon] was able to take so many characters and put them into a movie where nobody gets left behind.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
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