Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A movie that is, in the best sense of the word, a Marvel."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"This is the first Marvel Studios movie since the original Iron Man that really stands on its own."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"With Chris Evans charismatic as ever in the lead, and a good supporting cast, The Winter Soldier is a welcome addition to Marvel's ever-expanding canon."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"'s one of the best the genre has ever seen and takes Marvel's cinematic endeavors in a more complex, serious, and dramatic direction."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"Satisfying as a standalone adventure without sacrificing continuity ..."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"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."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"In "Winter Soldier," amidst the chaos, our hero learns to be wary of the modern world. Welcome to the 21st century, Cap."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The Captain America movies are well suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair, and this one makes a neat counterpoint to the WWII fisticuffs of The First Avenger."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, PopMatters
"What starts as a terrific and grounded little thriller becomes less interesting as it gets less "little"."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"The best Marvel film to date explores government overreach, the real and perceived threats to national security and how true American values will always win out over false ones."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"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."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"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."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Winter Soldier has enough intrigue to satisfy fans and a Heat-style street battle cements it as a stand-alone thriller, albeit one which doesn't really reflect how 'winter soldiers' were 1970s' Vietnam veterans concerned about US war crimes."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"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."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Scarlett Johansson's sassy, snarky Black Widow provides some of the film's best moments, delivering quips and backflips with equal panache."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
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