• Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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: Comedy , Adventure , Action , Science Fiction , Fantasy

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

Distributors: Walt Disney

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Dana StevensSlate

    The film’s scruffy, smartass band of brothers, along with Gunn’s light directorial touch, make for an invigorating breather after too many summer weekends of hammer-wielding superheroic solemnity. 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
    James RocchiTheWrap

    Unlike the stiff-jawed heroics of the other Marvel films, this feels a little looser and lighter, with Pratt as charming, amoral accidental leader Peter Quill, an earthling among the stars who, as he will tell you, is also known as the roving brigand “Starlord.” show more

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Awards

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