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Marvel's The Avengers Synopsis
Superheroes join forces against an unexpected enemy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
There are moments of genuine pathos, genuine humor, genuine surprise. As much as the film adheres to the strictures of the standard...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Most impressive of all, The Avengers makes superhero movies new again - a colossal task indeed.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Avengers has it all. And then some. Six superheroes for the price of one ticket... It's also the blockbuster I saw in my head when I...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In terms of storytelling, The Avengers is for the most part a highly functional, banged-together vehicle that runs on synthetic franchise...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Whedon and his cohorts have managed to stir all the personalities and ingredients together so that the resulting dish, however familiar, is...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You don't need to be a "comic-book person" to find the set pieces exhilarating. But if you are such a person, or a fan of the movies that...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Whedon weaves a story that allows each of the heroes to do what they do best. And while they may not have exactly equal time, audiences get...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The chaos and carnage here is just a pumped-up take on a tradition that harks back to Godzilla, and harks back, of course, to the Marvel...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
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...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A slow start, a single star performance surrounded by indifferent acting and an onslaught of computer effects that range from...
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Hulk Smashed

By hiaatus7
Let me begin by saying that I am not a big super-hero person. I grew up overseas where the caped crusader, the spider freak, and angry green man did not exist. Going into this movie I expected to...


By cyndshaw
OMG ! My 15 year old and I went to one of the midnight shows. I'm 60 years old and I had a blast! My husband was a true comic book geek and he had been talking about this movie since he attended...

Best. Superhero. Movie. Ever!

By fylicia.marie
RUN, don't walk to see this amazing movie. Everything about it was great. Cast, storyline, acting, effects (you typically can't get everything right in a movie, but in this one THEY DID!). It had...

The Avengers: Some Assembly Required, but Better Than Ikea.

By phantomhotte2
Understatement of the year: BEST MOVIE EVER! The acting was as good as can be expected from an action film, but so much better. All the actors truly embodied their characters with sincerity; even Loki...

Avengers is Awesome!

By AINZZ2001
I have to admit, I expected Avengers to be good considering how word of mouth kept saying it was. But, after seeing it, I would say it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Joss Whedon did...

10 Stars Baby!!!

By donnaj
I loved, loved, loved this movie. Joss Whedon does some amazing things in this film. The fact that he was able to give everyone enough screen time was awesome. And, make sure you stay until after...

Awesome Movie!!

By ashley_danielle23
This movie was funny, action filled, and the most exciting superhero movie I have ever seen. I did not expect it to be this good but it really is. If you don't even like superhero movies you will...

Great movie!

By katemckenzie007
I saw this movie with my husband and by 6 year old son and we all enjoyed it! There was plenty of action and I would highly recommend this movie to others!...

The Avengers

By Pamekay
Pretty good movie for the younger crowd. My 12 year old loved it!...

Avengers is a great family flick

By sum1228
I took my wife, 12 yr old daughter and 7 year old daughter. They like to watch super hero movies with me,but some movies can be over their head since they don't know the comic book backgrounds. In...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Sci-Fi Action/Violence and A Mild Drug Reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.
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