Guardians of the Galaxy
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In Theaters August 1 (3 days)
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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Behold! "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the type of movie where every second sentence starts with "behold!""
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"Despite occasional disregard for the laws of physics, much of the imagery displayed onscreen is so realistic and thrill-inducing that sometimes even the plot becomes almost secondary during the more intensely visual sequences."
‑ Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of Marvel's best films simply because it doesn't really feel like it's part of the Marvel universe at all."
‑ Ali Gray,
"James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy is a mix of heart and near indescribable fun that kicks the door open to the Marvel expanded universe with style."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"This space caper has its head in the clouds and its tongue, firmly in cheek."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Radio Times
"The film is terribly overstuffed and many of the jokes get drowned out by the special effects."
‑ Jake Coyle, Associated Press
"Part George Lucas and part Chuck Jones, Guardians of the Galaxy has enough scrappy heart and smart humor to make it seem like the best possible kind of product, one where the talent of all involved makes it easy to enjoy their hustle."
‑ James Rocchi, TheWrap
"At worst, you can say this new Marvel entry can't quite compete with its predecessors. Still, it's impressive what the studio can do with even its second-tier material."
‑ Tim Grierson, The Verge
"Enormous fun from beginning to end."
‑ Matthew Turner, The List
"From the opening credits to the final reel, there's a genuine swagger about the whole film. It exudes charm and confidence throughout, and is flippant in all the best possible ways."
‑ Daniel Krupa, IGN Movies
"To misquote Forrest Gump's mother, Guardians of the Galaxy is like a box of chocolates. Or rather, it's like a vast, family-sized festive crate of chocolates, all wrapped in the shiniest packaging, all exploding with sweetness and surprises."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"The cheeky comic tone keeps things buoyant - as does Chris Pratt's winning performance as the most blissfully spaced-out space crusader this side of Buckaroo Banzai."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"Demonstrates that you don't need to rely on name-brand do-gooders to make rousing, funny, even endearing entertainment. It's a scrappy, smart-alecky space opera with a heart, and probably the most fun to be had in a movie theater this summer."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Guardians of the Galaxy may be constructed as an action spectacle first and foremost, but it also features some of the strongest character work yet glimpsed in a Marvel Studios production."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Guardians Of The Galaxy is Marvel-lite: a brisk and breezy superhero movie that provides plenty of visual spectacle and humour but is sometimes undermined by its own facetiousness."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
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