Reviews

Sep 8, 2017
Captain America is a truly humble story that fortifies the character both physically and morally.
Jul 14, 2015
It's very, very well done.
Jul 14, 2015
The story squanders its own fine setup.
Jul 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.
Aug 1, 2011
No clever messages here, just bang-on romance and action, with another fresh twist on 20th-century history woven in for the kids to dive into after the credits have rolled.
Aug 1, 2011
It doesn't try too hard for irony or style; the comic-book sensibility remains pure, square, and happily stupid.
Jul 30, 2011
The final conflict is so protracted as to comfortably accommodate a bathroom break. Don't worry. You won't miss anything you haven't seen before.
Jul 29, 2011
He's got the buff body, noble intentions and cool costume, but not much more. Captain America makes for a better propaganda symbol than superhero.
Jul 29, 2011
Evans is unprecedentedly touching and engaging for a superhero - and the rest of the cast help this adventure seem something close to character-driven instead of just being a bundle of stunts.
Jul 29, 2011
These characters aren't just stick figures to fill in the time between the next set-piece; they talk, and argue, and appear to inhabit actual personalities.
Jul 28, 2011
Solid, efficient, often anachronistic: Captain America is earthbound when it needs to soar.
Jul 28, 2011
Familiar, but great performances and pitch-perfect tone make this one of Marvel's best.
Jul 28, 2011
The Captain isn't perfect, but he's the equal of Thor and loads better than the Green Lantern: he's the summer's pre-eminent superhero.
Jul 27, 2011
It's for anyone who can respond to the thrill of a big, bold adventure movie with a sense of fun.
Jul 27, 2011
Johnston should be saluted for old-fashioned heart in a cynical age, while Marvel should be confined to barracks for cynical marketing.
Jul 27, 2011
Pacy and punchy, but not quite a knockout.
Jul 26, 2011
For starters, a comic book story set during World War Two offers a perfect opportunity to banish irony, make use of Nazis as bad guys, and cheer on an all-American hero. Chris Evans is well cast in the leading role, as he not only embodies the physical...
Jul 25, 2011
It's simple, but effective and engaging.
Jul 23, 2011
Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger is the best film the studio has made as part of this ongoing comic book franchise all of which have been leading up to next May's The Avengers.
Jul 22, 2011
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.