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) Paramount
PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action)
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Chris Evans
as Captain America/Steve Rogers
Tommy Lee Jones
as Colonel Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving
as Johann Schmidt/Red Skull
Hayley Atwell
as Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan
as James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes
Dominic Cooper
as Howard Stark
Richard Armitage
as Heinz Kruger
Stanley Tucci
as Dr. Abraham Erskine
Samuel L. Jackson
as Nick Fury
Toby Jones
as Dr. Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough
as Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan
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/Barman
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
Mollie Fitzgerald
as Stark Girl
Damon J. Driver
as Sergeant Duffy
David McKail
as Johann Schmidt's Artist
Amanda Walker
as Antique Store Owner
Richard Freeman
as SSR Doctor
Katherine Press
as Project Rebirth Nurse
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 Pilot
Kevin Millington
as Stark's Engineer
Patrick Monckeberg
as Manager Velt
Peter Stark
as HYDRA Lieutenant
Amanda Righetti
as SHIELD Agent
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Critic Reviews for Captain America: The First Avenger

All Critics (245) | Top Critics (46)

The story squanders its own fine setup.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

It doesn't try too hard for irony or style; the comic-book sensibility remains pure, square, and happily stupid.

August 1, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

Pacy and punchy, but not quite a knockout.

Full Review… | July 26, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Comic book fans are likely to appreciate Captain America, which does a good job of consolidating the disparate origin aspects of the character into something easily digestible.

Full Review… | July 22, 2011
Top Critic

The movie looks wonderful.

Full Review… | July 22, 2011
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Kudos, then, to the creators of Captain America's big-screen blockbuster for keeping the action rooted in the past; except for some brief present-day bookends.

Full Review… | July 22, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Captain America: The First Avenger

An exact application of the Marvel Superhero Origin Story Template. The lack of interesting backstory or a truly "super" power makes for a boring outing from the usually reliable stable. Hugo Weaving was great in a mask again, though.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

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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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Hail Hydra!!

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