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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)



Critic Consensus: With plenty of pulpy action, a pleasantly retro vibe, and a handful of fine performances, Captain America is solidly old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment.

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Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.) -- (C) Paramountmore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 25, 2011
Box Office: $176.6M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Chris Evans
as Captain America/Stev...
Tommy Lee Jones
as Colonel Chester Phil...
Hugo Weaving
as Johann Schmidt/Red S...
Hayley Atwell
as Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan
as James Buchanan "Buck...
Dominic Cooper
as Howard Stark
Richard Armitage
as Heinz Kruger
Stanley Tucci
as Dr. Abraham Erskine
Toby Jones
as Dr. Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough
as Timothy 'Dum Dum' Du...
Derek Luke
as Gabe Jones
Kenneth Choi
as Jim Morita
J.J. Feild
as Montgomery Falsworth
Bruno Ricci
as Jacques Dernier
Lex Shrapnel
as Gilmore Hodge
Michael Brandon
as Senator Brandt
Martin T. Sherman
as Brandt's Aide
Natalie Dormer
as Pvt. Lorraine
Oscar Pearce
as Search Team Leader
William Hope
as SHIELD Lieutenant
Nicholas Pinnock
as SHIELD Tech
David Bradley
as Tower Keeper
Leander Deeny
as Steve Rogers Double/...
Sam Hoare
as Nervous Recruit
Simon Kunz
as 4F Doctor
Kieran O'Connor
as Loud Jerk
Doug Cockle
as Young Doctor
Ben Batt
as Enlistment Office MP
Damon J. Driver
as Sergeant Duffy
David McKail
as Johann Schmidt's Art...
Amanda Walker
as Antique Store Owner
Richard Freeman
as SSR Doctor
Katherine Press
as Project Rebirth Nurs...
Sergio Covino
as Kruger's Aide
Sergio Corvino
as Kruger's Aide
Marcello Walton
as Undercover Bum
Vincent Montuel
as Undercover Bum
Fabrizio Santino
as Kruger's Driver
Maxwell Newman
as Boy at Dock
Jan Pohl
as Hutter
Erich Redman
as Schneider
Rosanna Hoult
as Star-Spangled Singer
Naomi Slights
as Star-Spangled Singer
Kirsty Mather
as Star-Spangled Singer
Megan Sanderson
as Kid in USO Audience
Darren Simpson
as Kid in USO Audience
Fernanda Toker
as Newsstand Mom
Laura Haddock
as Autograph Seeker
James Payton
as "Adolph Hitler"
Ronan Raftery
as Army Heckler
Nick Hendrix
as Army Heckler
Luke Allen-Gale
as Army Heckler
Jack Gordon
as Army Heckler
Ben Uttley
as HYDRA Guard/HYDRA Pi...
Kevin Millington
as Stark's Engineer
Patrick Monckeberg
as Manager Velt
Peter Stark
as HYDRA Lieutenant
Amanda Righetti
as SHIELD Agent
Luke Allen-Gale
as Army Heckler
Jack Gordon
as Army Heckler
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Critic Reviews for Captain America: The First Avenger

All Critics (241) | Top Critics (45)

Director Joe Johnston re-confirms his mastery of special effects, but he doesn't let them get in the way of his telling a story.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
Tulsa World

It's simply an old-fashioned good-versus-evil yarn. And it's all the better for it.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
Daily Star

Totally lacking in ambiguity, Captain America is great fun.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
The Virginian-Pilot

This has definitely been the summer of the superhero film. I'd put this one just below X-Men: First Class, but above Green Lantern and well above Thor.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
Three Movie Buffs

It's very, very well done.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
At the Movies (Australia)

Joe Johnston hits just the right tone, finding the heart of this often misunderstood character, and tempering proceedings with the perfect blend of humour, action and characterisation.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
FILMINK (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Captain America: The First Avenger

Excellent film! Marvel continues to roll in the big money with successful super hero movies. Captain America easily captured the taste and flavor of WW2 and the origin of the First Avenger.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Another forgettable prequel to The Avengers that doesn't seem to be something of its own. Not bad but the plot is mostly dull while the action scenes are unimpressive for a superhero movie, and it has a poorly developed villain with uninspired plans of destroying the world.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Hail Hydra!!

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