Guardians of the Galaxy

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
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    Katie KilkennyThe Atlantic
    If Guardians of the Galaxy is an origin story, it is also a satire of the origin story, one that emphasizes the power of the "We" over that of the "Chosen One."
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    Kate MuirTimes (UK)
    In proper "who gives a toss?" B-movie tradition, Guardians of the Galaxy takes us into the silly section of the Marvel Universe.
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    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times
    Blessed with a loose, anarchic B-picture soul that encourages you to enjoy yourself even when you're not quite sure what's going on, the scruffy Guardians is irreverent in a way that can bring the first Star Wars to mind.
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    Richard CorlissTIME Magazine
    The lightly derisive, live-action-cartoon tone robs the movie of any majesty, even of the comic-book type, and the many violent deaths of their suitable gravity.
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    J. R. JonesChicago Reader
    These meager pleasures are swallowed up in all the frantic action and overblown CG sequences.
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    Bruce DionesNew Yorker
    Chris Pratt, overflowing with charisma, plays the leader of the pack of misfits, and his blissed-out space cowboy (with a love for seventies music) is so full of good will that he buoys the film and its requisite whizbang special effects.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    May not necessarily be the movie event of the Summer but it's very likely one of the best Marvel-based cinematic adventures yet.
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    Allen AlmacharThe MacGuffin
    Gunn knows not to take the material too seriously, that a fun space adventure such as this should be exactly that: fun and adventurous.
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    Kelechi EhenuloConfessions From A Geek Mind
    Guardians of the Galaxy is great reminder that not all superhero comic book films have to be dark and moody.
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    Brent McKnightThe Last Thing I See
    Combining huge, spectacle-scale special effects, giant practical sets, and a massive scale, Guardians also works on a narrative level, and as the story of strange, unique, very human-even when they're not-characters.
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