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Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor -a powerful but arrogant warrior god -recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Actors: Ray Stevenson , Idris Elba , Colm Feore , Clark Gregg , Kat Dennings , Stellan Skarsgård , Anthony Hopkins , Tom Hiddleston , Natalie Portman , Chris Hemsworth
Directors: Kenneth Branagh
Country: USA
Release: 2011-05-06
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  • Owen Gleiberman

    It's not art, but it's mighty fun.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    I never would have believed it, but Branagh gets the balance between pageantry and silliness just right.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Marc Mohan

    Thor meets the elevated expectations for superhero movies today, but doesn't exceed them. There's some sloppy plotting, which always shows a certain disregard for the audience's intelligence.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    It's a film with its own identity, the simple, thrilling story of a handsome god who falls to Earth and reminds everyone what heroes do.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    Humor is the most powerful weapon deployed by director Kenneth Branagh in Thor, his rollicking take on the comic.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Megan Lehmann

    Chris Hemsworth gives a breakout performance as fallen Norse god.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Chris Hewitt (1)

    Turn off the snark-o-meter, and this is a return to form for Marvel, introducing a new hero we'll be happy to see again in, oh, about a year or so.

    Empire Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Perhaps the best thing that can be said about Thor is that it doesn't feel like a cookie-cutter superhero comic book origin story.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Though he looks every inch a brawny Norse god, Hemsworth is not just a hunk. His charisma and charming grin go a long way toward making Thor engaging.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Hemsworth, an Aussie actor with a vocal command to match his heaving brawn, doesn't just play the role, he owns it. I'm expecting both sexes will feel his impact.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    The last 25 minutes of Thor aren't much better than the first. But that hour in between - tasty, funny, robustly acted - more than compensates.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    His (Branagh) Thor has more complex characters than the usual "Transformers"-style melee; though that may not be what the readers of Marvel comics now want, it satisfied me most of the time.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    There is nothing in this surprisingly funny, exciting film that feels like homework, and Branagh even dares to end the film on, if not quite a cliffhanger, then a daring "To Be Continued" note.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    Has a lot of that winking wit we've come to expect from our post-"Spider Man" Marvel movies. It has a hunky, self-mocking young star, solid support from a couple of Oscar winners and the slick sheen that state-of-the-art effects can give you.

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    Equal parts trippy, tacky, and monumental, the blend surprisingly agreeable, a happy change from all those aggressively down-to-earth superhero flicks like "Iron Man."

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    Branagh's completely at home in this kind of inflated family drama, of course, and the three guys yell, sulk and brood in their ridiculous costumes to fine effect. Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    At its best moments, Thor weaves a spot of magic from the complex science of $150-million fantasy-film technology.

    Time Full Review
  • Richard Kuipers

    Thor delivers the goods so long as butt is being kicked and family conflict is playing out in celestial dimensions, but is less thrilling during the Norse warrior god's rather brief banishment on Earth.

    Variety Full Review
  • Steve Persall

    All that director Kenneth Branagh must do with Thor is not mess it up, and he succeeds. But that isn't enough. The results aren't as exhilarating as the first "Iron Man," but Downey can't play every superhero.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    There's plenty of smash, thunder and brawl for the kids. But in taking a bit of Hulk and a bit of Superman while re-imagining Excalibur as a hammer, Thor amounts to putting new horns on old ideas. And the screenplay sounds like the lyrics of Spinal Tap.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    With its references to other properties in the Marvel universe and to classic tales of redemption, this no-surprises summer movie might appeal to those who've been bitten by radioactive spiders or the Shakespeare bug.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    For a holding maneuver, Thor itself turns out to be diverting enough - not close to a sharp-edged romp like "Iron Man" but not the B-movie roadshow some of us were expecting.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Bob Mondello

    The dude with the blond mane and bulging biceps clearly owns that hammer. And when the screenplay gives him something besides arrogance to work with, he owns the movie too.

    NPR Full Review
  • Todd Gilchrist

    Unfortunately, the committee-designed script never finds a consistent balance between building characters, delivering action and pushing the story forward.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    I prefer the goofier approach, which is why, even though Hemsworth isn't going to be cast in "King Lear" anytime soon, he's the best thing about Thor.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    This is eminently missable, though the mosaic design of Asgard, Thor's mythical realm, is pretty cool.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Michael O'Sullivan

    The effects are effective. The humor is humorous and just self-referential enough to let you know the film doesn't take itself too seriously.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    Alas, the news is mixed: Thor ain't much of a movie but it's a great career move. Both movie and move belong to director Kenneth Branagh.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    Thor has its strengths, but it is finally something of a mishmash with designs on being more interesting than it manages to be.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    The absolute and unbroken mediocrity of Thor is evidence of its success. This movie is not distinctively bad, it is axiomatically bad. And THAT is depressing. A howling turkey is at least something to laugh at, and maybe even something to see. But Thor is an example of the programmed triumph of commercial calculation over imagination.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • David Hiltbrand

    Hemsworth looks a good deal more like NFL receiver Jeremy Shockey than he does the immortal Avenger.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    All told, though, Thor suffers from "Iron Man 2" syndrome: too much backstory, too many subplots and character introductions, and not nearly enough full-frontal nudity from Natalie Portman, who frankly is given very little to work with here.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    No matter how the filmmakers move Heaven and Earth, this comic-book adaptation looks cool but contains very little thunder. The fault is a script by a five-headed beast which contains fateful missteps.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • David Fear

    Thor accomplishes its essential goal and little else, which is to introduce the mighty warrior to the Marvel screen universe.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    The standards for comic book superhero movies have been established by "Superman," "The Dark Knight," "Spider-Man 2" and "Iron Man." In that company "Thor" is pitiful. Consider even the comparable villains (Lex Luthor, the Joker, Doc Ock and Obadiah Stane). Memories of all four come instantly to mind. Will you be thinking of Loki six minutes after this movie is over?

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Eric Hynes

    An astonishingly awkward marriage of ancient Norse mythology and 21st-century nonsense, Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, works too hard at simply functioning to assert why it, or we, should bother.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    All the rest of Thor's 113 minutes felt so synthetic and overfamiliar that those brief flashes of spontaneity stood out like Morse code messages from another, better movie.

    Slate Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    Like Thor's hammer, this ersatz epic bludgeons its victims into submission. What's more, it requires them to stare at the source of their punishment through 3-D glasses.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Anthony Lane

    The year's most divided movie to date; everything that happens in the higher realms, vaguely derived from Nordic legend, is posturing nonsense, whereas the scenes down here are managed, for the most part, with dexterity and wit. [16 May 2011, p. 133]

    The New Yorker Full Review
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