Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 1, 2014
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.

Katie Kilkenny
The Atlantic

If Guardians of the Galaxy is an origin story, it is also a satire of the origin story, one that emphasizes the power of the "We" over that of the "Chosen One."

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

These meager pleasures are swallowed up in all the frantic action and overblown CG sequences.

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Brigit Grant
Daily Express (UK)

The action sequences, 3D or not, are text-book daring and explosive, but it is the music that raises the bar in this film as, during moments of extreme danger, a Seventies classic comes on to ease the tension.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Blessed with a loose, anarchic B-picture soul that encourages you to enjoy yourself even when you're not quite sure what's going on, the scruffy Guardians is irreverent in a way that can bring the first Star Wars to mind.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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.

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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

A film about misfit heroes is right on time after the A-group's gloss has begun to wane.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

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.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The type of irreverent Marvel superhero movie that we were all waiting for but haven't admitted yet, and it is a wonder to see how organically it combines… More
Alice Shen
Strangely not enamored by this. I like Chris Pratt's Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," and his buff transformation is impressive and hath… More
Wildaly M
All around good sci-fi fun film. The pacing was a bit off and it seemed as though there were too many characters to follow along, but it is definitely worth… More
familiar stranger
The characters of Groot and Rocket are so exceptionally well-written that I wish to give it 5/5. But the music and the miscasting of Chris Pratt ruined the… More
Josh Lewis
Guardians was a victim of hype for me. I wanted to see it in theaters because everyone was telling me how amazing it was, but I just never got to it. After… More
Christian C
A talking racoon? A super-human tree? Despite what would appear to be an absurd story, this film is actually quite entertaining.