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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Ralph Fiennes
Uma Thurman
Sean Connery
Directors
Jeremiah S Chechik
Screenwriters
Don MacPherson
Running Time
90 minutes

The Avengers
A clumsily handled reworking of the old TV favourite.


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Plot
John Steed (Fiennes) and Mrs. Peel are brought together for the first time in a plot which pits them against a madman out to control the weather, Sir August De Wynter (Connery).


Verdict
The Avengers resurrects the wonderful trappings of the original TV series but handles them with the sort of clumsiness you, perhaps, should expect from director Chechik.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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