A chorus of praises from critics and fans alike echoed from the Avengers: Endgame premiere last night and further ignited the internet’s hype for the film. Today, official reviews for the film have been released along with its massive 98% Rotten Tomatoes score. Check out the spoiler-free reviews below!

I’ll admit, watching Avengers: Endgame, I got more emotional than I thought I would. A lot has changed since 2008, for all of us — both personally, and also just how the world works, and it’s hard not to think about that while watching. It’s strangely sentimental for a movie that features the biggest all-out superhero fight I can ever remember seeing. The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t over (technically Phase 3 isn’t even over yet until after Spider-Man: Far From Home), but, man, in a way, it sure kind of feels like it is.Uproxx

And, look: I say “last Avengers film” knowing full well that Marvel and Disney aren’t going to close down the latex factory and move on to other things. We’ve just met Captain Marvel; there’s more Wakanda to be explored; many other heroes in Endgame remain positioned for future intriguing exploits. But it does seem like this is the last time they’ll all be together, at least in this exact configuration. In that light, Endgame delivers a fond and fabulous farewell. I’ll confess that a genuine tear came to my eye as Marvel’s massive ship, glinting in all its effortful splendor, tipped its wing in grand salute—before flying off to places unknown, for now.Vanity Fair

“Endgame” is tragic and uplifting, rousing and grounding, while leaving minds racing and making everybody cry (even the toughest guys). Marvel movies have managed to find endearing, crowd-pleasing magic amid these fun and flawed comic-book characters in the past decade, and “Endgame” pays off all that goodwill by letting them do what they do best on the biggest stage yetUSA Today

Ultimately, Avengers: Endgame feels exhausting. That’s not a knock against the movie, though. The exhaustion is well earned, because like Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, we feel as if we’ve truly come to the end of a long, winding, confusing, but ultimately rewarding road. Tears will be shed, cheers will ring out, and we’ll head home, tired but contented. Avengers: Endgame closes the book on the MCU as we know it. But there’s a brand new book, shiny and untouched up on the shelf, waiting for fresh eyes. Part of the journey is the end, yes. But just imagine what comes next.Slashfilm

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.Birth Movies Death

Still, Avengers: Endgame largely delivers exactly what its audience wants: Huge setpieces, massive stakes, inspirational speeches, the Avengers being ride-or-die besties, and emotional moments that may or may not have made me cry. (Okay, fine, made. I cried at least two times. [Okay, fine! More than two times. I’m not made of stone like the Thing!]) No matter what comes next from Marvel Studios, this Avengers is a gargantuan love letter to the equally enormous mythology that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and the rest of their collaborators built — and to the generations of readers and moviegoers who truly believe in it.Screencrush