Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)



Critic Consensus: 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.
PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout)
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Chris Evans
as Captain America/Steve Rogers
Samuel L. Jackson
as Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson
as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Anthony Mackie
as Sam Wilson/Falcon
Sebastian Stan
as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Frank Grillo
as Brock Rumlow
Robert Redford
as Agent Alexander Pierce
Cobie Smulders
as Agent Maria Hill
Hayley Atwell
as Peggy Carter
Toby Jones
as Arnim Zola
Emily VanCamp
as Agent 13
Maximiliano Hernandez
as Agent Jasper Sitwell
Stan Lee
as Smithsonian Guard
Callan Mulvey
as Jack Rollins
Jenny Agutter
as Councilwoman Hawley
Bernard White
as Councilman Singh
Alan Dale
as Councilman Rockwell
Chin Han Ng
as Councilman Yen
Garry Shandling
as Senator Stern
Salvator Xuereb
as French Pirate #1
Brian Duffy
as French Pirate #2
Zack Duhame
as Engine Pirate
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
as French Radio Pirate
Aaron Himelstein
as Launch Tech #1
Allan Chanes
as Launch Tech #2
Gozie Agbo
as Dr. Fine
Christopher Markus
as SHIELD Interrogator #1
Stephen McFeely
as SHIELD Interrogator #2
Pat Healy
as Scientist #1
Ed Brubaker
as Scientist #2
D.C. Pierson
as Apple Employee
Danny Pudi
as Com Tech #1
Bernard Zilinskas
as Com Tech #2
Branka Katic
as Renata
Angela Russo
as Otstot-Garcia
Jon Sklaroff
as Charlie XO
Chad Todhunter
as Charlie Weapons Tech
Abigail Marlowe
as SHIELD Tech
Jeremy Maxwell
as Lead SHIELD Pilot
Emerson Brooks
as Senior SHIELD Agent
Evan Parke
as SHIELD Agent
Ricardo Chacon
as Strike Sgt. #1
Griffin M. Allen
as Strike Sgt. #2
Ann Russo
as Strike Agent
Joe Rosalina
as Strike Agent
Jody Hart
as 25th Floor Strike Agent
Steven Culp
as Scudder
Derek Hughes
as Human Resources Executive
Wendy Hoopes
as Doctor
Ethan Rains
as Lead EMT
Dominic Rains
as CIA Instructor
Charles Wittman
as Capitol Hill Police
Andy Martinez Jr.
as Capitol Hill Police
Michael De Geus
as FBI Agent
Michael DeGeus
as FBI Agent
Terence O'Rourke
as FBI Agent
Anne Grimenstein
as Committee Member
Dante Rosalina
as Little Boy in The Smithsonian
Robert Clotworthy
as Fury Car Voice
June Christopher
as SHIELD Computer
Gary Sinise
as The Smithsonian Narrator
Chin Han
as Councilman Yen
Georges St-Pierre
as Georges Batroc
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Critic Reviews for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

All Critics (258) | Top Critics (45)

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

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
The Atlantic
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

If Captain America: The Winter Soldier is indeed an augur of things to come during this special-effects-laden summer, maybe it won't be such a painful season after all.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

This is the first Marvel Studios movie since the original Iron Man that really stands on its own.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

In "Winter Soldier," amidst the chaos, our hero learns to be wary of the modern world. Welcome to the 21st century, Cap.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Captain America: The Winter Soldier


I have never been able to hide my disdain for the first Captain America film, as its only purpose was to set up the backstory for "The Avengers." Besides that it was also really bad. The effects were sloppy, the nostalgia was off-putting, and the story and villain were lame. With the Russo brothers behind the wheel on this film, the action is ratcheted up quite a bit, and it's really quite entertaining and well-choreographed. The interchange between the characters is interesting, the conflict that furthers the plot is intriguing, and the mysterious winter soldier is both a complex villain and a surreptitious foil. The main villain is even complex and well played, brining political undertones to the narrative. The conspiracy concerning S.H.I.E.L.D. and the secretive Hydra makes for an intense power play between Captain America, Black Window, and the members of the elite organization. The plot swerves into the Bourne trilogy oeuvre for a while, but most of the film is pure superhero action. The thing that keeps this from being absolutely perfect is the same as the first film. The set up for the next "Avengers" film often leaves inconsistencies in the plot and a lack of resolution. Altogether this was a solid part of the "Avengers" canon and a decent set-up for the next film.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Pretty exciting although it would take a superhero to follow all the stuff going on at times. It's "in your face" Marvel....which is good. I'm just sayin'.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer


A winning sequel concerning the life of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), and how he tries to continue to conform to society in Washington D.C. However, when government actions force him into action again once Nick Fury's (Samuel L. Jackson) life is threatened by mysterious forces, he must abandon his hopes of ever living a normal life. Evans is once again a fantastic pick to play the role of Captain America, Scarlett Johansson is also great as Natasha Romanoff, and Robert Redford is a lot of fun as the villain. It is a typical summer popcorn movie that does not try to be anything special, but the plot is just so much better organized than the first film, with some nice twists thrown in for good measure. It does not come close to any kind of greatness, but it is a solid movie that deserves a view.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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