Box Office - 04/20/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's funny and it's physical....Johansson and Renner get to square off in the flick's best mano-a-mano battle, which is thrilling..."
Rolling Stone - 05/10/2012 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE AVENGERS has it all....It's TRANSFORMERS with a brain, a heart and a working sense of humor."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2012
"[I]t's flawless: satisfying fan expectations by soliciting their knowledge through commitment to the source texts and cascading references....AVENGERS smashes -- and shows welcome smarts as it does."
Wall Street Journal - 05/04/2012
"The star is Robert Downey Jr. His Iron Man is certainly a team player."
Los Angeles Times - 05/03/2012
"THE AVENGERS are here, and resistance is futile....Smartly thought out and executed with verve and precision."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/02/2012 3 stars out of 4 -- "This is like an all-star game....THE AVENGERS is done well by Joss Whedon, with style and energy."
Total Film - 07/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lifting the movie's pace every time he steps on screen in the first half, RDJ's Tony Stark catalyses the Avengers with machine-gun wit."