Captain America: The Winter Soldier Reviews

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Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 11, 2015
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote Captain America: The First Avenger, continue to make Cap the most interesting Avenger outside of Iron Man.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Piers Marchant
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 4, 2015
Cap might be a pumped up, costumed action hero, but in the hands of the Brothers Russo, he's also just human enough to remain interesting.
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today
January 4, 2015
As much as I sat amused (occasionally highly amused) for 136 minutes, I never felt particularly engrossed or even all that thrilled. The stakes were too low.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
January 4, 2015
This follow-up to the bionic Captain's World War II introduction in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger hits all the right buttons as it speeds along with another dip into comic book Armageddon.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Arbeiter
January 4, 2015
In the absence of definitive work done in our heroing couple, a pair rich in fibers but relegated to broad strokes and easy quips in this turn, most of it amounts to a fairly good spy thriller, not an ace-in-the-whole neo-superhero masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
January 4, 2015
It has a charismatic hero, inspired action choreography and Robert Redford as a living signifier of the days when Hollywood thrillers tried to make you think about stuff between shootouts. Also, it's really funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Genevieve Valentine
Philadelphia Weekly
January 4, 2015
Unfortunately, with so many internal commitments to the franchise, this isn't a Captain America movie as much as a slice of Marvel pie in which Steve appears.
Siobhan Synnot
January 4, 2015
Chris Evans is back as Captain America, powered by super-serum and a sense of loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Iain Robertson
January 4, 2015
This is the most political, complicated Marvel movie to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
January 4, 2015
The Winter Soldier is all-American entertainment, with a hero enlightened to the fact that while he may not be able to trust his American government's leaders, he ultimately represents not them but the American ideals of truth and justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Horton
Willamette Week
January 4, 2015
For all the failings on display, the mighty Marvel machine rolls along.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kate Muir
Times [UK]
January 4, 2015
Sometimes a film leaves you with a big, dumb grin on your face. The Marvel blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier... is such an item.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 4, 2015
I agree that this is an enjoyable film, but if you ask if I'm excited to see a sequel, my honest answer is it wouldn't bother me if they never made another one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
With Chris Evans charismatic as ever in the lead, and a good supporting cast, The Winter Soldier is a welcome addition to Marvel's ever-expanding canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jesse Hassenger
November 6, 2014
The Captain America movies are well suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair, and this one makes a neat counterpoint to the WWII fisticuffs of The First Avenger.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
Winter Soldier has enough intrigue to satisfy fans and a Heat-style street battle cements it as a stand-alone thriller, albeit one which doesn't really reflect how 'winter soldiers' were 1970s' Vietnam veterans concerned about US war crimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Hughes
August 1, 2014's one of the best the genre has ever seen and takes Marvel's cinematic endeavors in a more complex, serious, and dramatic direction.
July 31, 2014
What starts as a terrific and grounded little thriller becomes less interesting as it gets less "little".
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
I will pay $50 to anyone who can prove that one single audience member worldwide texted "OMG, this plot is fantastic!" at any point during or after the movie.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
June 19, 2014
Satisfying as a standalone adventure without sacrificing continuity ...
Full Review | Original Score: A
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