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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. Expand

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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: 12 out of 306
  1. Apr 18, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best Single-Hero Marvel movie ever. I was pleasantly surprised when HYDRA got into it, and the fact that it was like a political thriller was awesome. I don't think it's as good as The Avengers, but, seriously, what can beat that? This movie also had terrific action, and most of it was real and not CGI which I really liked considering that literally every other superhero uses CGI eccentrically. This movie was a fun thrilling time that every comic book fan should check out. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    um dos melhores filmes da marvel, um filme maduro, que fica um pouco diferente dos outros filmes, pois é um filme mais sério e mostra aum dos melhores filmes da marvel, um filme maduro, que fica um pouco diferente dos outros filmes, pois é um filme mais sério e mostra a maturidade da marvel studios. cenas de ação são ótimas, um vilão fantástico, muito bom, mais um triunfo da marvel studios. 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. Apr 22, 2014
    9
    Cap 2 has been the best Phase 2 movie to date. It will have lasting effects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has had a HUGE impact ofCap 2 has been the best Phase 2 movie to date. It will have lasting effects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has had a HUGE impact of Agents of Shield. It was a blast from start to finish. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2016
    8
    WHAT I LIKED: This film is one of those movies that's hard to fault - 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' does everything down to the finestWHAT I LIKED: This film is one of those movies that's hard to fault - 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' does everything down to the finest detail. For a start, the tone is fresh - the espionage thriller elements are great and the action is some of the grittiest we've seen from Marvel. The new characters are engineered perfectly (especially Falcon)and the mystery of the plot unfolds cleverly as you watch it.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It just hasn't got that sole a movie needs - sure it's done by the book, but there's no flair or feeling. It's hard to pin exactly why, but it's grittiness isn't enoug to stop it feeling a little bit dead at the centre. Perhaps that's partly due to the grey visuals and lack of real characterisation.
    VERDICT: The Winter Soldier is one of Marvel's most technically grounded and gritty films, but it just lacks the soul a movie needs.
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  6. Apr 7, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A comic book movie with a bit of substance. It seemed as if "Captain America" met "Watergate", "Iran-Contra" and some good ole fashioned genocide all rolled into one organization. To cast Robert Redford was an act of brilliance and the action scenes involving the Captain, SHIELD and "Winter Soldier" were some of the best that I have seen in years. On a side note, this may turn the "Agents of SHIELD" T.V. show upside down. 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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