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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  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: Lawrence Toppman
    Apr 3, 2014
    83
    This sequel is, by design, entirely absorbing and satisfying without being one whit memorable.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Apr 3, 2014
    80
    Steve and the movie still fly high through plot twists and cool stunts.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Apr 3, 2014
    75
    The movie does its duty. It's a reliable commodity, delivered efficiently and well, like pizza.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Apr 3, 2014
    70
    It needs to seem cool enough that we want to watch it despite its obvious silliness, and viewed through that prism of canny analysis, the craftsmanship of “Winter Soldier” is first rate.
  6. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Mar 20, 2014
    67
    The Winter Soldier is probably in the upper tier of Marvel pictures in terms of quality, but ultimately proves too muddled and frantic to match the heights of "The Avengers."
  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: 6 out of 140
  1. Apr 5, 2014
    10
    simply a masterpiece ,the best marvel movie after ,avengers,with amazing performances from the enite cast ,superb action and a great story filled with political intrigue and espionage ,this movie will leave a big mark on evry other marvel movie to come because of it's events that occur a the end.

    BUT CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER,can stand on proudly on it's own ,just like the first iron man could,the dialogue is terrfic and i loved the interaction between Natasha Romanoff and Steve Rogers,Scarlett Johanson's character has a bigger role and much better portrayal than in any previous films,the winter soldier is extremely badass and brutal at times,like kicking a guy into a jet engine or throwing cap's own shield at him after he caught it ,which is impossible.Another aspect that stands out is how much heart it has ,how it focuses on trust and relationships .Samuel L. Jackson back again as Nick Fury provides a meaningful change to captain america that the world he once knew has changed and he has to learn where he fits in now.Anthony Mackie is funny as an actor and a character too he plays Sam Wilson in the movie who goes by the name of Falcon,for his ability to fly ,it's also worth mentioning that he has some of the best action scenes in the movie.

    And boy are the action scenes freakin awesome,hand-to-hand combat is really good almost on the raid movies level,it has some very realistic and grounded ation ,as well as the usual CGI action ,but even that is more satisfying than ever before.It's strange how marvel manages to find the directors ,that never shot action before ,but when they do they make it seem it's not their first rodeo.Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have said that they have been inspired by the movies like HEAT and several other spy films of the 70s and they have done a fantastic job at it.

    CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER,has everything a action movie,superhero movie or even a simple movie fan wants.Terrific script ,smart and well-thought out dialogue ,great characters and personalities,authentic and BALLS-TO-THE-WALL action that you just can't help but scream about.This is how a superhero movie should be not some rushed out ones like IRON MAN 3 or THOR:THE DARK WORLD,every superhero movie should take example of this one right here.
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  2. 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 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
  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 the movie of the year. Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    It may not be the best Marvel super hero film, but it is up there with the best of them in my opinion. I really enjoyed it. The production is great. The story is relevant without being ham fisted and the characters are interesting and very likeable.

    Is it a perfect movie? No, of course not. Does it deserve a 3.8 or a 5? Definitely not. Besides a few tropes and plot devices that raised an eyebrow slightly (but come on, it's a bloody super hero film) it's a very enjoyable show that I would happily watch again.

    Marvel are putting together a really consistent movie universe and bringing it together really nicely. I am happy to see it and look forward to their next film.
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  5. 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 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
  6. Apr 21, 2014
    7
    Muy buena pelicula, la recomiendo 100%. Buenas imagenes y excelente trama. El unico detalle es que pudieron haber echo mucho mas con ella, tantas escenas que pudieron haber echo al menos 2 veces mejor. Expand
  7. Apr 18, 2014
    0
    captain america is like a potato
    cats are fat
    televisions are murders

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