Guardians of the Galaxy

critic Reviews

, 92% 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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jason BaileyFlavorwire
    For much of its 122 minutes, Gunn's grab-bag of quirky characters, genre ribbing, and incongruent '70s pop tunes goes over like gangbusters. The trouble is, it's only irreverent to a point.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Richard LawsonVanity Fair
    Guardians bounces with the energy of pure invention.
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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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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    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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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Lisa WrightNME
    The big screen version of this lesser-known Marvel comic is a hilarious curveball.
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    David Hoganhoganreviews.co.uk
    It's so rare to see a film so perfectly crafted and cast. Forget "MCU films" or "Comic book films", Guardians of the Galaxy is just a great film, period.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    It's filled with one-liners, sight gags and funny moments that play off the more standard blockbuster-style action and battle scenes.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    Contains all the excitement and adventure one would expect from a Marvel superhero movie, but the glue that holds this ragtag band of outlaws together is the humor.
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