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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)



Average Rating: 7.5/10
Reviews Counted: 228
Fresh: 203 | Rotten: 25

Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.


Average Rating: 7.4/10
Critic Reviews: 39
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 8

Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.



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After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.


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All Critics (228) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (203) | Rotten (25)

A movie that is, in the best sense of the word, a Marvel.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
The Atlantic
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Beneath the expensive, computer-generated busyness of this second Captain America installment is a bracing, old-style conspiracy thriller made extra-scary by new technology and the increasingly ugly trade-offs of a post-9/11 world.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Vulture
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This is the first Marvel Studios movie since the original Iron Man that really stands on its own.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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In "Winter Soldier," amidst the chaos, our hero learns to be wary of the modern world. Welcome to the 21st century, Cap.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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There's too much going on: the Marvel Universe stuff, the WikiLeaks-ish paranoia stuff, the video game-ish CG visual effects stuff, the epic John Woo-ish everybody-pointing-a-weapon-at-everybody-else face-off stuff.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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We not only get an edgier, more complex, more compelling storyline, we get the most badass 95-year-old the world has ever known.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Richard
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It's a sequel with great substance and one of the finest action movies of the years.

April 22, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A substantial disappointment after 2011's better-than-expected Captain America: The First Avenger...

April 22, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

'Winter Soldier' is a layered and paranoid espionage thriller, what you'd get if John le Carre took a stab at the superhero genre.

April 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Columbus Alive
Columbus Alive

A solid example of meat-and-potatoes popcorn filmmaking--befitting that most meat-and-potatoes of comic book heroes.

April 19, 2014 Full Review Source:

If only the film's level of visual creativity could have been applied to the story, it might feel like a standalone success instead of merely another link in the chain.

April 18, 2014 Full Review Source:

Gives an adult tilt to the Marvel Comics world

April 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

Proving his mettle in a story with a darker tone, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an excellent chapter in the Marvel canon.

April 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly
Atlantic City Weekly

The Winter Soldier delivers a funnier, angst-ridden Captain for our security vs. liberty-obsessed times.

April 16, 2014 Full Review Source: People Magazine
People Magazine

the movie stabs right at the heart of the ultimate virtue for which Captain America stands--freedom--by questioning what exactly such a virtue entails and what is required to preserve it

April 14, 2014 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

May be the most thoughtful instance of character depth in a comic-born action extravaganza.

April 14, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

I'm afraid of Robert Redford.

April 13, 2014 Full Review Source: Reno News and Review
Reno News and Review

On a fundamental level, the Russos get the character of Captain America, and this deep understanding trickles down into the film in satisfying ways.

April 12, 2014 Full Review Source: The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat

The movie doesn't use any time in establishing an identity, because it is obsessed with the thrill.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source:

Yet another super-sized serving of superhero cinematic sponge cake... this follow-up really feels like bloated franchise filler.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: 3AW

A great addition to the Marvel heroes family, (this) is another testament to the powers that be at Marvel Studios know that anything worth doing is worth doing well!

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: MediaMikes

Chris Evans has grown significantly in his role since The Avengers, and he's far more appealing here, going for the same kind of charming, simple quality that Christopher Reeve had in the Superman movies.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It's politically contentious, if not downright rambunctious. Movies like "The Parallax View" aren't being made today, yet Disney-Marvel puts it out there, blunt as ice, the state of privacy politics today.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Newcity

It's hard to tell the difference between the parody and the parodied in Marvel movies; almost everything comes with a wink until Things Get Serious at the apocalyptic climax.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Seven Days
Seven Days

The unlikely directors are comedy connoisseurs Anthony and Joe Russo, working with a gargantuan Marvel/Disney support team no doubt organized on the theory that these movies have become Too Big To Fail...

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Most fascinating is watching the cast's two old pros, Jackson and Redford, spark in surprising ways.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

Audience Reviews for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In heroes we trust.

Very Good Marvel Movie! First off, the action and fight scenes in the movie are just awesome and there is plenty of action to keep you entertained throughout the entire movie. There is also enough humor to balance all this. The characters all had their own amazing moments and the acting is decent as well. You get to see more of Nick Fury, and he was awesome in this. Black Widow is used much more in this movie and as well as being badass, she brings out more of the Captain's story. Sam Wilson (the Falcon) is great and is involved in some great action scenes. The villains in this movie were awesome as well. Quite enjoyed the story as well. There were a few twists; some unexpected, some expected. And the reveal of the unexpected twists in the final third were epic. The story is not just about Captain America and the Winter Soldier, there are darker forces at play and causes the Captain to ask dangerous questions. This movie is very entertaining, the story is decent, the ending is awesome and satisfying and I would recommend watching this. Makes for a decent political thriller as well.

For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That comes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar.
April 22, 2014
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Anthony and Joe Russo take it to the skies with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.Coming in at well over 2 hours, the mix of action and story works well from start to finish. The plot details reveal themselves as needed and the historical pieces of the story successfully mix in the grand scheme of things.The action is nicely choreographed and topped with some excellent CG. There is very little, if any, slow motion sequences when it comes to the action and this is a huge plus, leaving a good viewing experience.Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan are good counterparts for each other. Samuel L. Jackson has a little too much screen, while Cobie Smulders doesn't have enough. Anthony Mackie and Scarlett Johansson have solid supporting roles to work with.Captain America: The Winter Soldier exceeds expectations for a superhero action adventure. Easily recommendable.
April 20, 2014
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

Great action movie. My "Room 101" (for those of you familiar with "1984") is that the guys in the white hats turn out to be the bad guys and there's no where to hide. Besides the great action, there is a really sly heart-stopping message that everything you put on-line marks you as an enemy of the state who will be eliminated in order to achieve a peaceful coherent state. In the days of NSA listening to everyone's peevish rants, this idea isn't far-fetched: it's chilling. One other thing: this is an extremely violent movie and there were about 10 kids under the age of 13 in the theater (it was a small theater in the middle of nowhere and there were only about 10 adults total as well), but if anyone is wondering where kids get ideas about shoot-em-ups in real life, you don't have to go much further than the entertainment their parents allow them to watch. There's probably an accompanying video game too.
April 16, 2014
Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

After director Joe Johnston's savagely disappointing attempt to bring the Marvel superhero Captain America to life three years ago, the creative minds that brought us "You, Me and Dupree" (Anthony and Joe Russo) somehow get a crack at the sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". Though it sounds like I'm ready to rip this movie, to my surprise "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was (for the most part) quite entertaining, with visually stunning action sequences throughout. But even more surprising, especially because this was made by the guys who directed "You, Me and Dupree" (I don't know if I mentioned that disturbing bit of trivia already) is how this theatrical release also contains much more well timed laughs than I bargained for.

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April 15, 2014
Markus Emilio Robinson
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    1. Nick Fury: I do share. I am nice like that.
    – Submitted by David B (8 days ago)
    1. Sam Wilson/Falcon: When do we start.
    – Submitted by Scott W (9 days ago)
    1. Captain America/Steve Rogers: I'm on your left.
    – Submitted by Scott W (9 days ago)
    1. Sam Wilson/Falcon: How can I tell the good guys from the bad guys?
    2. Captain America/Steve Rogers: If they try to shoot you, they're bad.
    – Submitted by Pablo M (10 days ago)
    1. Sam Wilson/Falcon: Don't say it!
    2. Captain America/Steve Rogers: On your left.
    – Submitted by Brandon T (11 days ago)
    1. Senator Stern: Hail Hydra...
    – Submitted by Nick B (12 days ago)
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