Captain America
Captain America (1990)

Transformed into a superhero during a secret World War II military experiment, Captain America (Matt Salinger) awakens from suspended animation forty years later to face his old enemy, the Nazi warrior Red Skull (Scott Paulin). This… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 14, 1990
DVD Release Date: July 22, 1992
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lacking a script, budget, direction, or star capable of doing justice to its source material, this Captain America should have been left under the ice.

Frank Lovece
Entertainment Weekly

The movie isn't merely wrong for kids -- it's just all wrong.

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W. Scott Poole
PopMatters

Captain America may be a bad film, but its true to the source material and its creator is clearly respected.

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Sean Axmaker
MSN.com

... a real stiff, a corny piece of nostalgic pulp with cheap action, cheesy dialogue and a charismatically challenged leading man.

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Lawrence Cohn
Variety

Salinger has some good moments dealing with the cultural shock of his Rip Van Winkle reawakening, but film never takes flight under Albert Pyun's leaden direction.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

For as charming as a piece of 90s nostalgia this movie is, as a whole it's not that good.

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TV Guide

Historically, Captain America has always been at something of a loss without a war to fight, and the tale's abrupt switch from anti-fascist heroics to ecological concern takes some force out of the character.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

Albert Pyun is a competent director of sci-fi and martial arts action movies, but this tough, brooding comic-book fantasy suffers in comparison to other big-budget superhero adventures, and Salinger lacks charisma as the hero.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Near as awful as previous versions, but it still manages to be lousy.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

One of the dumbest movies of all time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 16% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
In terms of low budget cult films, this film is entertaining, but obviously leaves a lot to be desired. This film is not as awful as what everyone has said, and… More
Jason Spencer
A little cheap but it was a good adventure anyway.
Tim Salmons
I haven't seen this since I was about 10, so I can't give it a fair review. I remember my dad and I being very fond of it, and I remember that it was… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A cheap-as-heck Captain America movie done muchly at a Yugoslavian castle. The movie has a very European feel to it, which makes it very un-American. There are… More
Luke Baldock
Back in Marvel's early 90's days. This God awful, pathetic, cheap, and cheesy film plagued the world. It's horrible. Not just the cheap costumes… More
Mark Evans
Ok but when's the big budget version coming?..how about an Avengers movie?