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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review Roundup: How Good Is It?

With all the hype surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy, fans might be wondering if the movie will live up to expectations. Knowing this, we've pulled together a collection of quotes from some of the most popular reviews about the movie. Continue reading to see what the experts are saying.

"Guardians of the Galaxy is indeed as great as you've heard," said Forbes.

"Talking about directing in blockbusters is sometimes nothing more than wishful thinking. Most are such impersonally operated machines - dedicated to the business of brand storytelling - that they tend to obliterate any whisper of individuality. That there's a palpable directorial sensibility in Guardians of the Galaxy, along with other signs of genuine life, helps separate this latest Marvel cash grab from a lot of off-the-rack movie cartoons. Here, a pulse, wit, beauty and a real sensibility have been slipped into the fray, alongside the clockwork guffaws, kabooms and splats," said The New York Times.

"Director James Gunn, who co-wrote the script with Nicole Perlman, has a rare talent, one that George Lucas also had but few filmmakers working in this genre do: He can effortlessly cut between evocative worlds we've never seen before without losing sight of the action and the pace of his narrative," said Vulture.

"Like the '70s cassette mix tape so dear to its hero, Guardians of the Galaxy scavenges all sorts of "greatest hits" precedents, from Iron Man on down, to come up with its own summertime fling," said The Chicago Tribune.

"The people who made this movie must have had a swell time in the process, and it's nice to see a summer epic that takes itself so unseriously," said The Wall Street Journal.

"The motley crew's repartee makes for comedy that's surprisingly consistent, yet freewheeling and sharp enough to pinball from Kevin Bacon to Jackson Pollock and back," said the Boston Globe.

"Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible," said Rolling Stone. "Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun."

Guardians opens August 1.

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