The Marvels

critic Reviews

, 62% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Funny, refreshingly brief, and elevated by the chemistry of its three leads, The Marvels is easy to enjoy in the moment despite its cluttered story and jumbled tonal shifts.
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    Olly RichardsTime Out
    Brie Larson leads a super-trio that works hard to blast some fun into this confusing adventure.
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    Lauren CoatesChicago Reader
    While the titular Marvels make for an endearing, women-centric found family, the film’s hyperawareness of its role in a larger universe is its downfall.
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    Kristen LopezTheWrap
    It’s silly and makes little sense, but it’s such a fun time at the movies. And isn’t that why we go to see movies in the first place?
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    Carmen PhillipsAutostraddle
    DaCosta made room for The Marvels to be bright and playful, filled with characters that are impossible not to love.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    You get the sense that everyone involved is going through the motions.
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    Perri NemiroffPerri Nemiroff (YouTube)
    The Marvels is a vibrant and well paced film that's packed with extremely well photographed and choreographed action. It's also brimming with cast chemistry, and rocks a narrative that builds the team *and* the characters as individuals.
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    Andrea ThompsonA Reel of One's Own
    I thought the superhero fatigue was real for me, so much so that I completely opted out of Blue Beetle. But Disney does what it does, and since it insists on continuing its now sprawling universe, I couldn't help but be intrigued by The Marvels.
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    Sarah MarrsLainey Gossip
    The Marvels has its moments but can’t overcome the same old problems we’ve watched plague the MCU for years.
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    No amount of body-switching gimmickry can save this film.
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    Vera WyldeCouncil of Geeks
    If you want something a little bit on the more frivolous side for fun, give it a shot. Couldn't hurt. But it's hard to recommend to anybody who takes this stuff more seriously.
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