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HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
Guardians Of The Galaxy is the most charming Marvel movie so far. The primary ensemble (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel) is perhaps the most winning group of characters they've introduced in any of these movies.
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100

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
To see an expensive, big-studio movie freed from creative constraints and directorial cynicism is always a rare and wondrous experience. In a season of bloated indulgence, it’s also fair to call it a marvel.
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100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Surrender, earthlings. It’s the Guardians’ world and you’ll be happy to live in it.
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91

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
[A] blend of classic sci-fi fare and current pop-culture irony is what rockets “Guardians” into the stratosphere.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun. It's insanely, shamelessly silly – just one reason to love it.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
It’s filled with a kind of giddy energy that leaps off the screen. It’s corny, it’s dopey, it’s sincere, it’s romantic, it’s thrilling and it leaves one anticipating the next adventure of these heroic goofballs.
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83

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
Gunn’s careful to keep the focus on the central five, but certainly proves himself capable of the bigger canvas. The film really pops visually, with an admirably bright color palette (DP Ben Davis doing excellent work), and though there are occasionally some geography issues, the action is mostly satisfying.
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80

Empire

By Dan Jolin
As much as Guardians largely thrives through its lovably scuzzy style, it cannot avoid the immense tractor-beam pull of The Big Marvel Studios Final Act.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
Overall, the writers have crafted a well-articulated universe with distinct settings and relatable, compelling characters devoted to a thrilling quest for redemption.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
With its introduction of wonderfully memorable characters and blend of humor, action and catchy tunes, Guardians is perfectly pitched escapist fun.
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76 out of 100
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