Captain America: The First Avenger Reviews

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Michael Smith
Tulsa World
July 14, 2015
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Andy Lea
Daily Star
July 14, 2015
It's simply an old-fashioned good-versus-evil yarn. And it's all the better for it.
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
July 14, 2015
Totally lacking in ambiguity, Captain America is great fun.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 14, 2015
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 | Original Score: 4/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
July 14, 2015
It's very, very well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
July 14, 2015
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.
Ian Bunting
Daily Record [UK]
July 14, 2015
It's no masterpiece but fun enough to continue to whet the appetite for The Avengers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Adam Sweeting
The Arts Desk
July 14, 2015
As summer blockbusters go, it's a notch or two above average.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
July 14, 2015
Though unfailingly earnest and cheesy from open to close, Captain America: The First Avenger still delivers everything it promises with plenty of endearing good humour and occasional pulses of exciting panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday
July 14, 2015
As formulaic as it is, it's one of the more joyful examples of the genre, largely because it's a period piece.
Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
July 14, 2015
As this summer's glut of superhero movies goes, let's just say that it's no X-Men: First Class but at least it's more enjoyably goofy than Thor.
John Serba
MLive.com
July 14, 2015
The film's kitschy, retro production design is creative, some of the FX are endearingly hokey, and the screenplay has its share of laughs and solid dramatic moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 14, 2015
Full of exciting action and earnest emotion, Captain America: The First Avenger is perhaps the most superhero-ey of this summer's superhero movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader
July 14, 2015
The story squanders its own fine setup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Mount
Starburst
July 14, 2015
Big and blousy, brash and loud and with a distinct twinkle in its star-spangled eye, it's the action movie to see if you really can't stomach any more wand-waving wizards and transforming robots.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]
July 14, 2015
The best bit in this year's umpteenth comic book blockbuster, Captain America: The First Avenger, is when Tommy Lee Jones eats some steak.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Hughes
Forbes
July 14, 2015
Chris Evans did the impossible. He became Steve Rogers, inside and out.
Rick Marshall
IFC.com
July 14, 2015
Viewed as the explosion-a-minute, simple action film that it's intended to be, Captain America delivers on what it needs to do: introduce the character to mainstream audiences while not offending longtime fans, and prime the public for The Avengers.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 9, 2014
...a cut above its lackluster Marvel brethren for most of its running time (if only because it primarily resembles an actual movie more than it does a collection of special effects sequences).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
March 20, 2014
Captain America: The First Avenger feels like a clichéd blast from the past, lacking the spunk and grit that has made other comic book movies successful.
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