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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3.5 of 4

“..you don't have to sport a propeller beanie to enjoy The Avengers..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
4 of 5

“..what really makes the difference in "The Avengers" is the emphasis on character as the film's storytelling core..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
“..what passes for a plot is simple enough, even if frequent references to the characters' back stories may leave you feeling that you missed a prescreening plot briefing..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
3.5 of 4

“..what makes this anticipated film so absorbing is how the heroes' internal battles are often more pronounced than their external ones..”
by Jon Niccum [Kansas City Star]
2 of 5

“..there are similarly overdone combat sequences..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3.5 of 5

“..the plot is deftly arranged so that each of these guys has to embrace or reject a particular facet of their characters in order to get the job done..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
Review rate : B

“..the film is good enough to keep all the Marvel Comics crazed audiences out there deliriously happy while keeping the rest of us earthbound types in moderate thralldom..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
2 of 4

“..the eyes are often delighted, the senses are consistently engaged/assaulted and the funny bone is occasionally tickled, but, obviously, our emotions emerge wholly unscathed..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
“..the banter has zip, the effects are fun, the climactic battle is decently spectacular, and if the 3-D is mostly expendable, there are a few scenes where it adds a nice kick..”
by Bob Mondello [NPR]
Review rate : A-

“..makes the evil side of the equation seem suitably overwhelming..”
by Keith Phipps [AV Club]
4 of 4

“..its 3-D-converted visuals look mighty fine, and it racks up a goodly amount of photogenic property damage as the story progresses..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
3.5 of 4

“..it's two-plus hours of visual brawn, unexpected heartbeats and welcome humor..”
by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]
“..it might more accurately be described as the opening-night cocktail party at a corporate superhero retreat..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
2.5 of 4

“..here, the feeble 9/11 allusions and generic paranoid conspiracies go nowhere..”
by Peter Keough [Boston Phoenix]
Review rate : B+

“..beneath the garish costumes and day-saving deeds, modern movie superheroes tend to be a pretty ornery and dysfunctional lot..”
by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ann Hornaday [Washington Post]

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