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Guardians of the Galaxy Synopsis
In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Best movie all year

By Nate8282
Very funny, great action and visual effects, yet still have some serious spots that surprise you....

Hysterical

By garrettwest77
Was not expecting it to be this hilarious. I laughed at least every five minutes and cried laughing twice. The characters are genuinely interesting and the entire movie was an action packed thriller...

Best Movie Ever Made

By apf444
I believe in God now...

"Over Kill" on the ads and TV talk shows.

By BillyNYC
The 3D only has one shining moment (so much Groot in my face!) but by-and-large it doesn’t earn the upsell. The projection I saw was frustratingly dark as a result of the cheapo glasses handed to me....

Not your normal Marvel flick, but...

By brandonhill288
From the trailers, one should already assume that Guardians of the Galaxy is not your normal Marvel flick. Instead of trying to outperform prior Marvel blockbusters while still tying neatly in the...

Better than the Avengers!

By kevinjones
Within the first 10 minutes I went from the verge of tears to laughing hysterically. Every character had it's own quirks and well developed. saw a midnight showing last night and I'm going again...

Guardians takes me back

By elscorcho2470
Awesome! Funny, action packed! The only way I could have liked it more is if it came out when I was 12. It's a great mix of Star Wars/Raiders/A-Team. it's fun from start right to the ultimate...

Go See This Movie!

By DeejayKnight
I went into this movie with no expectations and came away LOVING IT! The characters were perfectly cast, and this has to be the funniest action movie I can remember having the privilege to watch. If...

Wow

By pepperminttrainwreck
I know people say this all of the time, but it is so good you just need to see it. Just go. Like now....

Go see it. Just for Groot's face.

By Melusine
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More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Some Language and Intense Sci-Fi Action/Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
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