• The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers

Release Date: May 4th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Cast: Tom Hiddleston , Scarlett Johansson , Chris Hemsworth , Jeremy Renner , Clark Gregg , Cobie Smulders , Gwyneth Paltrow , Mark Ruffalo

Director: Joss Whedon

Genres: Action , Adventure , Sci-Fi

Production Co: Marvel Studios,Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A smorgasbord of bad ideas, sumptuously over-realized. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Examiner

    The movie is a dismal and misguided special-effects romp featuring two of the deadest performances recorded this year so far. show more

  • 25
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    This film is an absolute mess. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe 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 ZacharekMovieline

    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 MondelloNPR

    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

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