Guardians of the Galaxy Reviews

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March 8, 2019
Given the type of tight storytelling we are used to from Marvel, Guardians feels like it could have used a little tweaking, both narratively and character-wise.
August 17, 2017
A film about misfit heroes is right on time after the A-group's gloss has begun to wane.
August 17, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy might look like just the ticket. . . but allow me to save you time, money and the potential of getting stuck on the SkyTrain when it breaks down again. It's a pretender to the throne.
July 8, 2015
Perhaps it was too much to hope for a smart, cartoony and slightly parodic space romp, instead of this, a more standard-issue Marvel superhero offering
October 31, 2014
The big-screen debut of this underdog crew of ragtag Avengers tries a little too hard to fit in with its competition, rather than stand out.
October 17, 2014
Junk, and proud of it
September 30, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy exists solely to advertise its own as-yet-unmade sequels.
September 30, 2014
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.
September 30, 2014
These meager pleasures are swallowed up in all the frantic action and overblown CG sequences.
August 10, 2014
The film begins to stumble, then, once the focus shifts to a narrative that's almost distractingly convoluted...
August 7, 2014
... retro space opera plays more like a bad spoof of a 'Star Wars' spoof ‒ and even then it's closer to 'The Adventures of Pluto Nash' than 'Spaceballs.'
August 4, 2014
Outre, cheerful, yes... but wake me up when the Doctor Strange movie is ready.
August 1, 2014
Gunn's listless adventure through space is not as uproarious as the Iron Man series, as thrilling as the Spider-Man franchise, or as dramatically serious as Nolan's Batman trilogy.
August 1, 2014
"Guardians of the Galaxy" relied too much on the audience already knowing the Marvel mythology. Call it, in my opinion, an unacceptable shorthand.
July 31, 2014
This movie lacks the charm and genre affection that Galaxy Quest provided in buckets.
July 31, 2014
It's like the silly, superhero-loving kids goofing off in the back of the classroom looked at The Avengers and X-Men and declared, "Hey, how hard can it be to save the world? Let's do it too!"
July 31, 2014
There's a strong, likeable start to Guardians of the Galaxy, but from there, the movie begins a persistent slide into anonymity.
July 31, 2014
In place of wit, "Guardians" offers a sort of generalized willingness to be amusing, an atmosphere of high spirits that feels like lots of people pumping air into a tire that has a hole in it.
July 31, 2014
The very empty-headedness...will probably insure its enormous success, since many in the audience will be able to identify with it.
July 31, 2014
I didn't enjoy it enough that I will ever want to sit through it again.
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