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From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Chris Pratt, overflowing with charisma, plays the leader of the pack of misfits, and his blissed-out space cowboy (with a love for seventies music) is so full of good will that he buoys the film and its requisite whizbang special effects."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"It may be a mess, but it's an extremely good-natured mess, full of humor and warmth. More surprising still, the very elements that seemed most likely to ruin the movie-the tree-man, the talking raccoon-account for much of its improbable charm."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"There's plenty of action, of course, but it's the heart and humor, delivered consistently throughout Guardians of the Galaxy, that make this tongue-in-cheek space opera the perfect fit for the 21st Century."
‑ Eric Melin,
"An entire movie based a certain wise-acre tone but without losing sight of how audiences still appreciate characters that wear their hearts on their sleeve."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Gunn has helped take a relatively unknown property and made a film that will surely help blast these incredible characters to a level of fame that will spread across the galaxy."
‑ Kristian Harloff, Schmoes Know
"Director and co-writer James Gunn brings a giddiness and a wondrous, endless sense of why-the-hell-not? possibility that's reminiscent of Star Wars."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Gunn appears to remember the high of certain kinds of moviegoing, where when the credits are over, all you want to do is get back in line and enjoy the whole thing again."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"The most fun film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a fine start to a new era."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Director James Gunn tosses together a dizzying blend of superhero bravado, outer-space adventure and off-the-wall comedy that introduces the strangest and most enjoyable bunch of rogues ever to inhabit the same spaceship."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Bravo James Gunn; he took a lesser-known comic book and spun it into the most entertaining ride I've had all year."
‑ Mark Ellis, Schmoes Know
"Pratt is their prime asset for turning the comedy up to 11. With him playing Star-Lord, you never question what Quill brings to the team: a sparkling, cracked esprit de corps."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
""Guardians of the Galaxy" has wit, energy and zaniness to spare. It will pop your corn and leave you hungry for more."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's overstuffed with effects and incident, but it looks great, it feels fresh and it's sometimes laugh-out-loud funny."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The plot is bonkers, and there's way too much CGI, but the core little group of disparate characters manage to latch themselves to you, and you're in."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"Guardians of the Galaxy isn't just a fun-filled, laugh-filled, ripping space fantasy comedy, it's one of the best, most crowd-pleasing blockbusters in years."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
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