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: July 22, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 80% 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.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

The story squanders its own fine setup.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Captain America is a truly humble story that fortifies the character both physically and morally.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie looks wonderful.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Director Joe Johnston tries to inject some pulpy '40s-style fizz into the proceeding, but the film's lead footed pace never seems to lighten up.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Pacy and punchy, but not quite a knockout.

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David Fear
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.

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage

Though it's never much of a question who'll save the day, it's nice to be able to feel like the good guy's worth rooting for.

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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
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Carlos Magalh„es
Another forgettable prequel to The Avengers that doesn't seem to be something of its own, with a plot that is mostly dull, action scenes that are… 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
Daniel Perry
An exact application of the Marvel Superhero Origin Story Template. The lack of interesting backstory or a truly "super" power makes for a boring… 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