Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

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

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Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also wrote Captain America: The First Avenger, continue to make Cap the most interesting Avenger outside of Iron Man.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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

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Piers Marchant
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Cap might be a pumped up, costumed action hero, but in the hands of the Brothers Russo, he's also just human enough to remain interesting.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

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.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Brett McCracken
Christianity Today

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
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."… More
Jim Hunter
Cap battles enemies with SHEILD with a new sidekick. The most disappointing thing about this new wave of comic book films is how little substance remains behind… More
Christian C
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.… More
Al S
It beats the original in every way possible. A fine and spectacular example of what a superhero sequel should be. A stylish, whip-smart, intelligent and… More
Dan Schultz
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.… More
Thomas Bowler
Perhaps the greatest achievement in a movie full of them is that The Winter Soldier makes Captain America more than just a super gymnast, it makes him a person.… More