'Thor' Critic Reviews

94%
MovieWeb:   54 reviews
77%
Rotten Tomatoes:   264 reviews
  • Grae Drake Movies.com
    40
    Although it looks quite beautiful and has enough gorgeous space shots to make Nova green with envy, the movie is too weighted down by exposition to ever really get interesting.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kurt Loder Wide Screen
    Odin strips Thor of his powers and casts him down to Earth. The movie, alas, is compelled to follow.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope
    50
    This is not a great comic book adaptation, but it is a serviceable one with good production values, a slick look and a story that works.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tony Macklin tonymacklin.net
    50
    Thor is an amusement park ride through the Marvel universe from the realm of Asgard to earth, and back, and forth. Around and around. How many rides do you want to take?
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark R. Leeper Mark Leeper's Reviews
    60
    The real star of this show is Bo Welch whose production design is original and different enough to steal the show from the actors.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
    80
    Just as good as it needs to be -- and no more. But in the realm of superhero movies, I'm perfectly fine with that.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Scott Foundas Film Comment Magazine
    Thor is such a joyless affair that writing even this much about it is nearly as exhausting as sitting through the movie.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Brian Juergens CampBlood.org
    80
    The effects are great, the tone is surprisingly playful, and Hemsworth pours on the charm as the most clueless hulking blonde since Dog the Bounty Hunter.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark Kermode BBC Radio Five Live
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Walter Chaw Film Freak Central
    50
    triggers Tron: Legacy flashbacks like wet heat does Vietnam.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    59
    Ten-year-olds will be blown away by "Thor." For the rest of us, it's a visually thrilling joyride with not much story to back it up.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ebert Presents At The Movies
    This movie is a lot of fun.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kam Williams NewsBlaze
    75
    Not merely an entertaining enough intro to Thor, but a roots adventure cleverly laying the groundwork for what's in store from The Avengers and other planned extensions of the Marvel franchise.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Simon Abrams Slant Magazine
    50
    Thor continues the trend of weakly jumpstarting a franchise based on a Marvel comic with an instantly forgettable origin story.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness
    50
    A merely adequate introductory saga coated in hammy regality by director Kenneth Branagh.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jeffrey Chen ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    70
    A well-balanced mixture of summer movie pop aesthetics -- not too serious, not too light, with a flare for visual pizazz and big personality.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Thom Atkinson Skinny
    80
    Thor is, dare you say, a marvellous adventure, fit for a sequel and deserving his place in Marvel's soon to be mega team-up.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Thom Atkinson The Skinny
    80
    Thor is, dare you say, a marvellous adventure, fit for a sequel and deserving his place in Marvel's soon to be mega team-up.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Rob Gonsalves eFilmCritic.com
    60
    In the end this isn't a Kenneth Branagh film; it's a Marvel Studios film. About all Branagh brings to it is a certain hairy-chested bravado and a lot of Dutch angles.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jeff Bayer The Scorecard Review
    80
    'Thor' is like an evolutionary 'Superman II.' Good laughs, action, and a hero who needs to lose his powers before he can find out who he truly is.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Armond White New York Press
    It's still inconceivable that people could look at the shabby Iron Man 1 and gaudy Iron Man 2 and be satisfied. The latest addition to that Marvel studios franchise is Thor, and it, too, suffers from filmmaking without wit.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Diva Velez TheDivaReview.com
    50
    Everything aboutThor seems afterthought and cast-off, from its cheap-looking production values and dull action to its flat script. It's telling that Chris Hemsworth's shirtless scene is the movie's most special effect.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michelle Alexandria Eclipse Magazine
    67
    This isn't SyFy Thor, it's HOLLYWOOD Thor! Crummy costume and set design is made up by being full of heart and soul.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    63
    A perfectly serviceable entry in the cinematic superhero sweepstakes, Thor provides viewers with a good time as long as they're not taking notes and comparing it to other high-profile Marvel properties.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider EricDSnider.com
    67
    The film has a lot of solid laughs, actually, without becoming a cartoon.
    Full Review » 3 years ago