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Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier Synopsis
Capt. America, the Black Widow and the Falcon face an unexpected enemy.
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Film.com

Captain America: The Winter Soldier neatly and entertainingly puts into motion some big changes in the Marvel universe, while still...
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RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
The rare film in this genre that serves as both entry point and continuation. For a change, you can walk in cold and you won't be too lost.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo and the team of screenwriters have fashioned a story with just the right balance of superhero fun, nods...
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80

Total Film

By Matt Maytum
With a string of gratifying action sequences, and a breakneck pace leavened by a frequently witty script, The Winter Soldier stands alone...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Parents, take note: For all its heart, this is a tougher, more morally complex movie than its predecessors. Young kids carrying their...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What makes "The Winter Soldier" so enjoyable, though, and what will make it so profitable, is its emotional bandwidth — all the vivid,...
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80

The Guardian

In the first movie, an injection transformed wimpy Steve Rogers into strapping Captain America; similarly, this sequel gives the flagging...
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80

Empire

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It may climax with an overly formulaic splurge, but The Winter Soldier benefits from an old-school-thriller tone that, for its first half...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An often breathlessly exciting action thriller told with humor and intelligence.
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Variety

By Scott Foundas
It’s to the credit of the Russos that they give the characters such room to breathe in a movie that easily might have been about rushing...
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Captain America Rocks

By littlebrownrat
If you're a fan of the Marvel world, Captain America is a must see. The next installment of the Marvel/Avengers series is a fun, fast-paced action flick. Watchers of the TV show SHIELD will also...

The Best Captain America

By celesiroth
I wasn't a huge fan of the first Captain America. This movie is arguably the best super hero movie to date. I highly recommend seeing it in IMAX 3D....

Full on Action

By jeshuakestrada
Captain America the Winter Soldier completely went far beyond my expectation. The movie perfectly mixes its story telling and action scenes together leaving no dull moments. Even though you did not...

Phenomenal Sequel

By rollingsm
Most of the time with series films, the sequels do not match up in quality to the first. This particular film has great quality as well as great action and plot. Highly recommended....

catsnip

By fishitski
Either a lot of reviewers are totally illiterate or something is really fishy here. All of these reviews and nobody has anything to say? I think that someone has rigged the ratings system. Has...

Captain America

By shawneen13
I thought this had a really interesting continuation of the story line. I enjoy how Marvel keeps bringing in characters from the series and this was no exception. This is a well executed movie with...

How FUN!!!!

By lauragothard
I went expecting to be entertained and I was having the time of the evening by the first 30 seconds in. Nice story line, not all complicated but with enough sophisticated emotional and patriotic...

Who knew Marvel could do political thrillers?

By grberk
In the same way that "The Dark Knight" was not just a super hero movie - it was also a crime drama, "The Winter Soldier" is not just a super hero movie - it's a very well-written political thriller....

The stuff sequels should be made of

By bgdaddy6963136
Everything that The First Avenger was The Winter Solder was more of the GOOD STUFF. Lots of action and great fight scenes. If you liked The First Avenger you will love this one. If you live comic...

Best stand-alone Marvel film yet!

By cradke2187
This was the most intriguing and engaging stand-alone Marvel film so far. Half spy-thriller half beatemup super hero romp. Offered enough on all fronts to pull in even the casual moviegoer....

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Rated PG-13 | For Gunplay, Action Throughout and Intense Sequences of Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Heavy fantasy violence, but no sex in superhero sequel.
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