Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: August 1st, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb's true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan

Director: James Gunn

Genres: Science fiction , Comedy , Fantasy , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Studios, Moving Picture Company

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: 1980s, Cheeky, Brash, Prison, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The gadgetry and fight scenes are nicely rendered. The aeronautical battles, though, fall well short of state-of-the-art. Maybe they're collateral damage to the film's goofy style. show more

  • 80
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Overall, the writers have crafted a well-articulated universe with distinct settings and relatable, compelling characters devoted to a thrilling quest for redemption. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A likable lightweight, though it's heavy enough on cosmic combat and dazzling effects. show more

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Awards

Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)