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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's not art, but it's mighty fun.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Chris Hemsworth gives a breakout performance as fallen Norse god.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hemsworth, an Aussie actor with a vocal command to match his heaving brawn, doesn't just play the role, he owns it. I'm expecting both sexes will feel his impact.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though he looks every inch a brawny Norse god, Hemsworth is not just a hunk. His charisma and charming grin go a long way toward making Thor engaging.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
For a holding maneuver, Thor itself turns out to be diverting enough - not close to a sharp-edged romp like "Iron Man" but not the B-movie roadshow some of us were expecting.
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By Bob Mondello
The dude with the blond mane and bulging biceps clearly owns that hammer. And when the screenplay gives him something besides arrogance to work with, he owns the movie too.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
A crappy 3-D conversion job mars this otherwise competent, energetic and cheerfully hambone Marvel adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Hemsworth looks a good deal more like NFL receiver Jeremy Shockey than he does the immortal Avenger.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
No matter how the filmmakers move Heaven and Earth, this comic-book adaptation looks cool but contains very little thunder. The fault is a script by a five-headed beast which contains fateful missteps.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Like Thor's hammer, this ersatz epic bludgeons its victims into submission. What's more, it requires them to stare at the source of their punishment through 3-D glasses.
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57 out of 100
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