‘Avengers: Endgame': Critics Call Film a ‘Miracle,’ Marvel’s ‘Crowning Achievement’

Reviews praise the film as a masterpiece and a love letter to Marvel’s fans who have emotionally vested 11 years into the MCU

The reviews for Marvel Studio’s “Avengers: Endgame” are in, and the consensus about the end of Marvel’s 10-year, 22 film Infinity Saga is that the 3-hour superhero film is “a Marvel miracle” and a “Crowning Achievement.”

With more than 50 reviews in, The Russo Brothers fourth Marvel blockbuster has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In his review for TheWrap, Alonso Duralde writes, “Avengers: Endgame” has almost nothing on its mind but crossing the Ts and dotting the Is of a far-flung superhero saga, but to anyone with even a minor emotional stake in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has all the fleeting satisfaction of a shot of whipped cream delivered directly from the spray can. And that’s not a bad thing.”

Check out some more reviews below.

Alex Abad-Santo, Vox.com

“The most shocking thing about Avengers: Endgame is that there are several moments within this colossal movie that feel like a Marvel miracle. These are the pockets of time when what you watch on screen sends a shock of joy jumping through your skin, making your eyes go wide and watery at the spectacle.”

Angie Han Mashable.com

“‘Endgame’ does not, despite its title, spell the end of the entire franchise. There’s still ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ to come, and movies about Black Widow, Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Eternals, etc. in the works. It is, however, a moment to stop and look back in amazement (or terror) at what the MCU has pulled off. From the relatively humble ‘Iron Man’ — a Paramount picture about a then C-list comic book hero — the MCU has grown into an empire. And ‘Endgame’ is Marvel’s crowning achievement.”

Nate Brail, Heroichollywood.com

“‘Avengers: Endgame’ succeeds in every way. It finishes up a 10-year, 22-film story arc that’s pretty damn astonishing from start to finish. The characters and actors have all become very important staples in our lives and quite frankly I don’t know what I would do without the Avengers. With its fantastic story, amazing visuals and a few other things I can’t really mention in this review, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ solidifies the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a masterpiece. Kevin Feige, Joe and Anthony Russo and the cast should all commend themselves for the product that they’ve delivered. “

Brandon Davis, Comicbook.com

“The final movie in Marvel’s Infinity Saga is a masterpiece. It’s an absolute spectacle which needs to be watched on the biggest screen possible. It’s a love letter to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, I’d argue that ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is the film event of our lifetime and lives up to every bit of global hype it has garnered. It is setting a new standard and raising the bar for event films and likely will not be matched in this generation of filmmaking. Laughs. Tears. Applause. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ gets all of it.”

Germain Lussier, io9.com

“‘Avengers: Endgame’ is everything you’ve ever dreamed a Marvel movie could be. It’s a three-hour adrenaline shot to the heart featuring mysteries solved, consequences suffered, shock, awe, and delight. Some scenes have a scope so huge, the mind reels to comprehend what you’re watching. Others are so poignant and small, you’ll hear the sniffles echoing in the theater.”

Russ Fischer Birth.Movies.Death.com

“Ultimately, ‘Endgame’ is an entire movie of payoffs. It plays off and completes thoughts begun in ‘Age of Ultron’ and ‘Civil War,’ and even in comics. Conventional wisdom says that a sequel should be able to stand on its own. For the past decade, Marvel has worked to make that true, to whatever degree is possible in a series of more than 20 interconnected films. That changes with ‘Endgame,’ which has no ambition to stand on its own, and no need to. This Avengers finale is an event as much as a movie. It is quite possibly a one-time thing that can only happen at this point in time. ‘Endgame’ is a giant flex of fan interest and industry power, and in that respect it is spectacular.”

Eric Eisenberg Cinemablend.com

“It would be reductive to call this film a love letter to Marvel fans, as that paints it as pandering and undersells its broader appeal, but at the same time it does feel like a wonderful gift to all those who have spent the last decade-plus emotionally engaging with the lives and adventures of these characters. The Russo brothers, Markus and McFeely, and the true mastermind of it all, Kevin Feige, are perfectly tapped into everything that we value about these heroes, and every ounce of their shared appreciation flows through the veins of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in every moment.”