Captain America: The First Avenger
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Captain America: The First Avenger

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It doesn't try too hard for irony or style; the comic-book sensibility remains pure, square, and happily stupid."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"The movie looks wonderful."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"...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)."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Captain America: The First Avenger is definitely the best superhero film of the year and it's one hell of a fun ride. This is a must see!"
‑ Billy Tatum, We Got This Covered
"Pacy and punchy, but not quite a knockout."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"The First Avenger is Marvel's strongest movie since Iron Man, but it's actually more of an old-fashioned WWII adventure than it is a typical superhero blockbuster."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"The result is fun and refreshingly retro."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"The real marvel of it all is how much fun it actually is."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The only problem is that we've been there -- been nearly everywhere Captain America goes -- in countless previous movies."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"A lifeless and clichéd action film that never lives up to its title or its title characters' ideals."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"A whizz-bang, retro-futuristic adventure that mercifully eschews the brooding Dark Knight trend to offer an exhilarating thrill ride that perfectly captures the enduring optimism of the 1940s."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Even next to Thor, a movie about a space god with a magic hammer, Captain America: The First Avenger was always going to be one of Marvel's trickiest properties to do justice to."
‑ Ali Gray,
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