Captain America: Civil War Reviews

Page 1 of 4
August 3, 2017
It is one of the best movies to ever come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, balancing engaging action set pieces and witty dialogue with intelligent character studies and ethical debates.
May 12, 2016
It's this levity that makes the much-touted battle royale between Team Cap and Team Iron Man so much fun.
May 11, 2016
The fact that a Marvel movie dares to question the big, shiny spectacle that is its bread and butter - and acknowledge that untold thousands die in the name of entertainment - seems rather novel.
May 9, 2016
The motto of the directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, appears to be: If you can make it happen, do it. Don't hold back.
May 7, 2016
As they did in Winter Soldier, the Russos have achieved an uncommon balance of plot and action, humor and drama, all of it once again deeply grounded in character.
Top Critic
May 6, 2016
It's the Vibranium standard for super-team flicks.
May 6, 2016
Civil War reminds us it's OK to enjoy a few laughs, even while diabolical villains plot doom, outraged citizens demand accountability and your best pal mistrusts you.
May 5, 2016
In the end this is a movie about friendships and conflict, and what can happen when the latter overwhelms the former. It's about two genuine heroes who can't reconcile their obligations and duties with the friendship they both cherish.
May 5, 2016
Downey Jr. persists in trying to give a real performance in these Marvel movies, and, against all odds, succeeds.
May 5, 2016
Dependable, reliable, comforting - like ordering at a chain restaurant. You know what kind of meal you're going to get every time, and you'll most likely enjoy it.
May 5, 2016
Simply put, when it comes to juggling multiple superheroes in a single movie, Marvel's latest comes close to setting the standard. And the studio, as well as the villagers, should have cause to rejoice.
May 5, 2016
Mostly, this one registers as sound and fury, signifying sequels.
May 5, 2016
The filmmakers ... understand that they've built up a vast ensemble of character types, all of them played by better-than-average actors, and that they can mix and match the drama, comedy, or action as they see fit.
May 5, 2016
A comic book extravaganza that's enhanced by wit and audacity, not to mention the sort of action that only mountains of money can buy.
May 5, 2016
After the first two "Captain America" entries, the finest comic-book movies of the last five years, this one is disappointing.
May 5, 2016
The players salvage this thing with their acting and awesome thighs, and the fun really kicks in when Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) join the squabble in an exhilarating airport sequence.
May 5, 2016
"Captain America: Civil War" does not in any way transcend the conventions of the genre. On the contrary: It succeeds because it doesn't really try.
May 5, 2016
Much of "Captain America: Civil War" is just the laborious working-out of leftover dangling plot elements from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" two summers ago.
Top Critic
May 5, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is a comic book pulped into today's newspaper.
May 5, 2016
To the short list of superhero flicks that exceed expectations, add "Captain America: Civil War."
Page 1 of 4