Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With plenty of pulpy action, a pleasantly retro vibe, and a handful of fine performances, Captain America is solidly old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment.

David Denby
New Yorker

It doesn't try too hard for irony or style; the comic-book sensibility remains pure, square, and happily stupid.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie looks wonderful.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a cut above its lackluster Marvel brethren for most of its running time (if only because it primarily resembles an actual movie more than it does a collection of special effects sequences).

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Pacy and punchy, but not quite a knockout.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

Kudos, then, to the creators of Captain America's big-screen blockbuster for keeping the action rooted in the past; except for some brief present-day bookends.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A lifeless and clichéd action film that never lives up to its title or its title characters' ideals.

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James Berardinelli

Comic book fans are likely to appreciate Captain America, which does a good job of consolidating the disparate origin aspects of the character into something easily digestible.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The only problem is that we've been there -- been nearly everywhere Captain America goes -- in countless previous movies.

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Will Leitch

It's difficult to dislike "Captain America" too much, because it's harmless and innocuous and, unlike almost every other tentpole summer movie, isn't secretly trying to give the audience a seizure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Excellent film! Marvel continues to roll in the big money with successful super hero movies. Captain America easily captured the taste and flavor of WW2 and… More
Chris Weber
This is the final film in the lead up to The Avengers, and I must say, I'm very happy to report that this one really delivers, and is possibly my favorite… More
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KJ Proulx
In a summer filled with super heroes and sequels, there are a few movies that shine bright, and although it is not perfect, Captain America is among the top of… More
Phil Hubbs
I totally misunderstood the whole plot and concept for this latest Marvel flick it seems. I kinda assumed it was set during WWII with the Cap becoming super and… More
Nikhil Nandu
Amazing and better than Thor. This movie was everything I expected and more. It offers an action packed story, great character, and it also captures the… More