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  • Summary: After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives quietly in Washington, D.C. trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put theAfter the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives quietly in Washington, D.C. trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy. Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Apr 18, 2014
    91
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a tremendous piece of pop entertainment, smart and engaging and featuring a home run movie star lead performance by Chris Evans.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Apr 3, 2014
    88
    Co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo and the team of screenwriters have fashioned a story with just the right balance of superhero fun, nods to the greater Marvel Universe and genuine dramatic tension.
  3. Reviewed by: Jamie S. Rich
    Apr 1, 2014
    83
    Despite some of its more rickety story elements, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is possibly the studio's best action film and the one most able to stand on its own since the original "Iron Man."
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Apr 1, 2014
    75
    It's a heady blend, at times requiring more speechifying than throwaway pop deserves. But it keeps one guessing between ill-staged and frenetically edited fight scenes. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo handle vehicular mayhem better.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Apr 3, 2014
    75
    An often breathlessly exciting action thriller told with humor and intelligence.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Mar 20, 2014
    70
    It’s to the credit of the Russos that they give the characters such room to breathe in a movie that easily might have been about rushing from one gargantuan setpiece to the next.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Apr 2, 2014
    38
    Despite one or two moments of Venture Brothers-worthy fancy, the film is as by-the-numbers as any this series has ever offered.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 325
  1. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    Marvel is not afraid of taking big risks when it comes to it's cinematic universe and you have to admire them for it because the we get filmsMarvel is not afraid of taking big risks when it comes to it's cinematic universe and you have to admire them for it because the we get films like The Winter Soldier! Starting the film off with the "on your left" (if you've seen it then you know) scene reminds of us the great one liners and humor that we enjoy and can always expect from these films. It knows how and when not to take itself too serious. That said, it is far from a campy comedy like we've witnessed in poorly executed movies like the Fantastic 4. No, this one is a darker and much grittier film. A political thriller where no one can be trusted, wherever you turn, someone is trying to get you and big brother is always watching. The film is so well written and directed that you forget you're watching a super hero film and start to think it's a Bourne movie, which is a compliment. It just proves that Captain America has the ability to stand alone in the franchise, as Iron Man has done in his outings. It's packed with fine storytelling and Characters that are very well developed and come into their own as the film progresses. The screen time each of the heroes gets here is well balanced and never feels like too much or too little. Especially with a cast like this one. Redford brings the gravitas that he known for and Samuel L. Jackson finally shows us why he is the General. Filled with enough martial arts, humor, one of the best car chases I've seen, and the occasional CGI spectacle, This one is NOT to be missed! Expand
  2. May 5, 2014
    10
    Miles away better than The Amazing Spider-man 2. and could even rival films like The Avengers and The Dark Knight, the acting was fantastic,Miles away better than The Amazing Spider-man 2. and could even rival films like The Avengers and The Dark Knight, the acting was fantastic, and the action scenes were some of the best I've ever seen. Brilliant film. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    Very good movie, best I've seen in a while. Comparable to Avengers really. Acting and Writing were both awesome. Could potentially be theVery good movie, best I've seen in a while. Comparable to Avengers really. Acting and Writing were both awesome. Could potentially be the movie of the year. Expand
  4. May 16, 2014
    9
    So much better than the first one, action wise. Moves quick and keeps you on the edge of your seat! Some of the story was predictable, butSo much better than the first one, action wise. Moves quick and keeps you on the edge of your seat! Some of the story was predictable, but still well done and great casting. Special effects were the bomb! Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2016
    8
    Very shocked at how much I enjoyed this movie! one of Marvel's best without a doubt, and the only sequel on an avengers solo that is good.Very shocked at how much I enjoyed this movie! one of Marvel's best without a doubt, and the only sequel on an avengers solo that is good. Capt 2 delivers! Expand
  6. Apr 16, 2014
    8
    Superhero movies are all the same to me as far as the plot goes. This one has better than average action and special effects. But in theSuperhero movies are all the same to me as far as the plot goes. This one has better than average action and special effects. But in the end, you will forget most of the movie a couple of months from now. There is nothing new we haven't seen before to make it memorable. Expand
  7. Aug 10, 2014
    0
    Well that was dull. Barby and Ken fight it out against equally two dimensional evil Ken dolls. This has been done a thousand times at thisWell that was dull. Barby and Ken fight it out against equally two dimensional evil Ken dolls. This has been done a thousand times at this point only a lot better, I should have watched raiders of the lost ark. Do yourself a favor and learn from my error and why does everyone have so much makeup on, how white does the captain have to be. There is also a not so subtle militaristic theme running though out. Get all the kids brain washed early that killing really isn't all that bad. Hollywood is really left wing. I did not enjoy this film. Expand

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