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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This muscular, red-blooded adventure has a decent heart and the stuff of Saturday afternoon serials running through its veins.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
What distinguishes Cap is his humble backstory, which involves neither hairy gods nor hot-dogging test pilots but a kid from Brooklyn who just wants to fight for freedom.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Stolidly corny, old-fashioned pulp fun.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the story is preposterous and most of the cast standard-issue, it's hard not to like a comic-book movie that features both Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and high-tech vaporizing weaponry.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Sticking to its simplistic, patriotic origins, where a muscular red, white and blue GI slugging Adolf Hitler in the jaw is all that's required, Captain America trafficks in red-blooded heroes, dastardly villains, classy dames and war-weary military officers.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Here's the funny thing: Despite all the Captain America rah-rah in costume and indestructible shield, the movie is at its best when the story sticks with skinny Steve.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
From its antagonists to its art direction, everything about Johnston's movie has a been-there, seen-that familiarity. Yet Evans' clean-cut idealism and objectives make old-fashioned patriotism look fresh.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is what the ongoing onslaught of comic book movies lacks: stars. Real stars. Robert Downey Jr. is the exception when he should be the rule. It's possible we take these movies for granted because the marketing tells us we should.
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
In the end, the action sequences are just overblown and dollar-squandering, with no particular payoff in the entertainment department. The supporting actors - particularly Jones, Tucci and Luke - are the thing to watch here; they do all they can to keep the movie's gears running smoothly.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Once Captain America goes off to war in his endearingly silly suit, however, the movie starts to lose its vibe.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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