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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Reviews

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October 20, 2017
What can Hollywood do to save the genre? For starters, leave the city crushing to Godzilla and Michael Bay. If it can't fit in a comic book panel, it probably doesn't belong.
March 10, 2017
So all of this critical foam about how The Winter Soldier is highly political with its internet leaks and whistleblowers is just the scum on the glass after a refreshing egg cream-a leftover, a thing to wash off.
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.
April 3, 2014
Fans of this franchise should expect more than a boilerplate action flick that brings absolutely nothing new to the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2014
A breathless mix of pointless plot twists, fight scenes filmed badly, and teasers for future projects that felt less like watching a movie than having one explained to you.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 21, 2014
Exactly what we expect from Marvel now and, as such, this is the first film in its catalogue that doesn't feel particularly fresh or exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2014
Unless you're intimately familiar with the so-called Marvel universe (or you really love CG explosions), little of this will resonate.
April 2, 2014
Despite one or two moments of Venture Brothers-worthy fancy, the film is as by-the-numbers as any this series has ever offered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 4, 2014
It takes a Captain America - level super bladder to make it through the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2014
Chris Evans' welcome return to the superhero fold can't save this sequel from feeling like an awkward franchise mid-point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2014
Sometimes the Marvel universe isn't as Marvelous as we've come to expect. Might have been more enjoyable if there had been a compelling story to go along with all the sound and fury ... Nick Fury.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 20, 2014
You can't help but feel disappointment that a film with a relatively spicy premise becomes, in the end, so risk-averse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
April 11, 2014
Yet another super-sized serving of superhero cinematic sponge cake... this follow-up really feels like bloated franchise filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2014
Like many others of its type, [it] gets off to a kinetic start only to lose steam before blowing everything up.
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
April 1, 2014
Deeply mediocre and ultra-predictable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2014
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has the usual overlong running time, the half-hearted feints in the direction of human feeling and the obligatory action sequences that are big without being either exciting or particularly legible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 3, 2014
On paper this sequel has some promising elements, but on screen it retreats from the very issues that it raises, and on a shelf next to "Captain America: The First Avenger," "The Winter Soldier" is pale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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