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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Avengers has it all. And then some. Six superheroes for the price of one ticket... It's also the blockbuster I saw in my head when I imagined a movie that brought together the idols of the Marvel world in one, shiny, stupendously exciting package. It's "Transformers" with a brain, a heart and working sense of humor. Suck on that, Michael Bay. [10 May 2012, p.74] show more

  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    There are moments of genuine pathos, genuine humor, genuine surprise. As much as the film adheres to the strictures of the standard comic-book movie, it also pops with a knowing, loving, Whedon-world jokiness that keeps everything barreling along. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Whedon weaves a story that allows each of the heroes to do what they do best. And while they may not have exactly equal time, audiences get enough of each to feel satisfied, but not sated. Clever work, indeed. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A slow start, a single star performance surrounded by indifferent acting and an onslaught of computer effects that range from seen-it-all-in-"Transformers" to a whole sky full of spectacular stuff in the midtown Manhattan climax. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The chaos and carnage here is just a pumped-up take on a tradition that harks back to Godzilla, and harks back, of course, to the Marvel comics from which all these heros originally sprang. show more

  • 100
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Most impressive of all, The Avengers makes superhero movies new again - a colossal task indeed. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Whedon and his cohorts have managed to stir all the personalities and ingredients together so that the resulting dish, however familiar, is irresistibly tasty again. show more

  • 60
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The picture is broken down into narrative chunks that ultimately don't tell much of a story – what you get instead is a series of mini-climaxes held together by banter between characters. show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    The banter has zip, the effects are fun, the climactic battle is decently spectacular, and if the 3-D is mostly expendable, there are a few scenes where it adds a nice kick. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The Avengers kicks ass. show more

  • August 03, 2014 Alex
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    This movie was built for mainstream entertainment, it provided comedy, action, and a terrible storyline. I don't understand why companies like 20 century and Sony buy comic rights just to make a movie that is nothing like the comics. I just hope DC doesn't do the same with batman vs superman which (SPOILER ALERT READ AT CAUTION) should involve superman being brainwashed by lex with kryptonite, and (in the comics) batman wins, but I wouldn't be mad if they altered that A LITTLE.

  • November 16, 2012 jm00000000132998
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    Great movie! If you haven\'t seen it, stop what you are doing and watch it NOW.

  • November 16, 2012 is00000000131949
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    ************ it and enjoyed it immensely.What the Hulk did to that \"Little God\" was just hilarious lol

  • November 01, 2012 kkady
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    ^^guy above me is stupid, this was a great movie, full of humorous jokes, and full of action, this is a great movie

  • October 22, 2012 SMoore99
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  • October 20, 2012 qubes951
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    I have always loved the Avengers

  • September 30, 2012 qstarspectrum
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  • December 23, 2012 bigbobsh2o
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    I honestly don't see what all the hype is about. It wasn't a bad movie but it's not nearly as great as people say it was. The aliens were cheesy (even for a sci-fi flick) and too many convenient things happened. I liked Spiderman more than this. And The Dark Knight Rises was easily better.

  • September 27, 2012 vn00000000130393
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    Wow, this movie is so boring! Can\'t understand why it got such good reviews. Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy

  • September 22, 2012 zy00000000060684
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    Awesome.. Just great fun!


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