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The Avengers (1998)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Jeremiah Chechik

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About the Movie

Based on the sophisticated, quirky British secret-agent television series of the 1960s. A scientist who develops the means to control large-scale weather changes uses his discovery to wreak evil. Emma Peel and John Steed must stop the villain.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 82
  • Fresh: 4
  • Rotten: 78
  • Average Rating: 3.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: At a pared-down, barely rational 100 minutes, The Avengers is short but not short enough. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 8, 2014

Rotten: Some bad movies are bold outrages; many others become hits. This one hasn't the juice to be either. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jul 8, 2014

Rotten: What's missing is chemistry: the right blend of seriousness and whimsy, and charmingly compelling interplay between leads Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, who turn in lackluster perfs. – Godfrey Cheshire, Variety, Jul 8, 2014

Rotten: The movie lets [Fiennes and Thurman] down with a patchwork climax that feels rushed and perfunctory. – Gene Seymour, Los Angeles Times, Jul 8, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Fun and Entertaining

I can't believe no one reviewed this yet... While many were disappointed with this big screen adaptation of the classic 60's series "The Avengers", I found it to be fun and entertaining to watch. The biggest draw back to the entire film though is the complete butchery of the first 20 minutes of originally filmed footage. Essentially the setup for the entire film is stripped right from the beginning. Unbeknownst to most this film could do with a directors cut release that includes the missing footage. All in all, I'd still recommend you at least check it out.

The problem is.......

...this film has a lot more to it than what was released. Out of over 150 minutes of footage shot, only a mere 89 minutes was released in theaters......contributing to it's eventual demise. I have seen various scenes, and there are campaigns trying to get the finished product out there. See and judge for yourself, don't listen to anyone else....