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
"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
"A solid example of meat-and-potatoes popcorn filmmaking--befitting that most meat-and-potatoes of comic book heroes."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Proving his mettle in a story with a darker tone, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an excellent chapter in the Marvel canon."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"May be the most thoughtful instance of character depth in a comic-born action extravaganza."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"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, Vulture
"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
"If only the film's level of visual creativity could have been applied to the story, it might feel like a standalone success instead of merely another link in the chain."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"The Winter Soldier delivers a funnier, angst-ridden Captain for our security vs. liberty-obsessed times."
‑ Alynda Wheat, People Magazine
"I'm afraid of Robert Redford."
‑ Bob Grimm, Reno News and Review
"This is the first Marvel Studios movie since the original Iron Man that really stands on its own."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"We not only get an edgier, more complex, more compelling storyline, we get the most badass 95-year-old the world has ever known."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Gives an adult tilt to the Marvel Comics world"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"the movie stabs right at the heart of the ultimate virtue for which Captain America stands--freedom--by questioning what exactly such a virtue entails and what is required to preserve it"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"On a fundamental level, the Russos get the character of Captain America, and this deep understanding trickles down into the film in satisfying ways."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
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