'Marvel's The Avengers' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   64 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   302 reviews
  • Matt Looker TheShiznit.co.uk
    80
    It really is an astounding achievement - a film that juggles an unenviable number of elements; combining what we've seen before, slotting them together and then adding enough depth, action and humour to make this a remarkable standalone film.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Justin Craig FoxNews.com
    70
    Marvel's "The Avengers" is the super-hero movie to end all super-hero movies. Why? Joss Whedon.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Erick Weber NECN
    75
    Without Robert Downey Jr. delivering his witty quips in patented rat-a-tat-tat fashion, The Avengers would largely be a soulless shell of a movie that could be mistaken for a Michael Bay production.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Erick Weber New England Cable News
    75
    Without Robert Downey Jr. delivering his witty quips in patented rat-a-tat-tat fashion, The Avengers would largely be a soulless shell of a movie that could be mistaken for a Michael Bay production.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Witney Seibold CraveOnline
    60
    After years of buildup and prequels, "The Avengers" is merely average.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • William Bibbiani CraveOnline
    95
    The first great superhero team movie, and a film that captures the essence of what makes the Marvel Universe great.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt honeycuttshollywood.com
    0
    The filmmakers play a conservative game, not setting out to make a great movie but simply making sure not to screw it up an entire franchise.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • John Gholson Movies.com
    Feels like actual Marvel Comics are being injected directly into your bloodstream. It's simply jaw-dropping.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jim Schembri 3AW
    60
    While it reflects a movie culture that has traded originality for scale - one wonders if there's a shred of originality anywhere in the film - The Avengers is grand, throwaway fun.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Linda Cook Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    88
    Yeah, it's all that. A tent-pole cash cow for the studio, a dream come true for fans, and treat for action aficionados, 'The Avengers' comes at you as the first true "summer movie spectacular" of the 2012 season.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Nathaniel Rogers Film Experience
    75
    Wonderful blink and you'll miss them comic beats in the middle of the finale's mayhem. And what glorious mayhem!
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Rhett Bartlett Dial M For Movies
    20
    The overlong, stale experience barely raises a fast pulse, as the movie quickly stumbles into a standard film structure and doesn't even try to break free.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeffrey Overstreet Filmwell
    75
    ... The movie isn't so much a work of storytelling as it is a marathon of wish-fulfillment moments for comic book enthusiasts -- punches peppered with punchlines.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Wesley Lovell Oscar Guy
    88
    The culmination of four distinct franchises is an exciting and entertaining product.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Wesley Lovell Cinema Sight
    88
    The culmination of four distinct franchises is an exciting and entertaining product.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tricia Olszewski Washington City Paper
    It's the humor that's The Avengers' strength.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    88
    Whedon's clear fanboy glee is irresistibly contagious to the audience, whether the heroes and villains go at it with fisticuffs or sharp, witty dialogue.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Robert Denerstein Movie Habit
    Comic-book movie delivers the goods
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    50
    By the time the utterly routine (and decidedly endless) finale rolls around, Marvel's The Avengers has unquestionably squandered the potential of its premise and its cast...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeffrey Lyles Lyles' Movie Files
    100
    Delivers big time with everything longtime fans and newcomers alike could possibly want in a summer blockbuster that definitely surpasses the hype.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeanne Kaplan Kaplan vs. Kaplan
    This too-long adventure is a sensory overload --- complete with loud, protracted battle scenes and hunky super heroes who provide the necessary eye candy. It's also very funny, and highly entertaining.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • David Kaplan Kaplan vs. Kaplan
    There is much humor laced throughout the film, giving it an air of not taking itself too seriously -- which is as it should be in a film of this genre.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review
    100
    ... tremendous fun ...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Diana Saenger ReviewExpress.com
    80
    A creative team WOW
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  • Jeff Bayer The Scorecard Review
    90
    It's a blockbuster that manages to please with intelligence and fun. Whedon makes it look easy.
    Full Review » 2 years ago