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Reviews: Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)

captain_america_winter_soldierReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 1/15/15] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: I toni da screwball comedy di Iron Man e quelli fantasy di Thor cedono il passo ad un racconto fondamentalmente classico, che costruisce una realtà parallela non troppo distante da quella effettiva, pantografandone paure e ossessioni. Ed intanto gli Avengers si preparano a tornare tutti in campo…
  • Mario Alegre @ Primera Hora
  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: El Capi vuelve en solitario antes de la llegada de Ultrón en una nueva entrega del megaculebrón superheroico. Mantiene el nivel, es divertida de un modo distinto al de su predecesora.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Captain America: The Winter Soldier delivers the superhero movie goods, but it does so with a grin and a wink, and that seems more and more like the right way to approach these things.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Matt Brown @ Twitch
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Even though this is technically a spring movie, and the first film came out in the summer, this one feels like a bigger event film. It’s an enjoyable ride and should be good for keeping the anticipation at bay for next summers’ “The Avengers” sequel.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: With clear parallels to post 9/11 American loss of freedoms and the use of drones, writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely tackle serious issues and wrap them in an action-packed, nostalgically patriotic package.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: It is a response to its patriotic predecessor, a corrective that refocuses our perspective away from the simple, iconic trappings that represent freedom and onto what it really means to champion liberty for all.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: “Capitán América: El soldado de invierno” estaría bien si la trama fuera infinitamente más sencilla y tuviera muchas menos escenas de acción, y eso que son muy imaginativas y no están nada mal.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” is arguably the best movie to come out of the superhero franchise-specialist studio. In many ways it provided the most hurdles for a follow-up. Fast-paced, engaging and sometimes even surprising, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is a thoroughly satisfying sequel.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This is a sequel that easily surpasses its predecessor by turning its previously dull hero into one with unexpected but logical depth.
  • Kimberly Gadette @ Doddle
    • Excerpt: Sometimes the Marvel universe isn’t as Marvelous as we’ve come to expect. Might have been more enjoyable if there had been a compelling story to go along with all the sound and fury, Nick Fury.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: A timely, spy-centric, intriguing thriller
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The pace is efficient with a narrative that doesn’t disappoint fans looking for excitement featuring people they already know and love. There’s enough human interaction to satisfy those who savor a little character development in their superhero flicks.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti with Punctuation
    • Excerpt: In Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo send Steve Rogers into a 70s conspiracy thrill ride that uses S.H.I.E.L.D to question what America has become.
  • Rob Hunter @ Film School Rejects
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever.
  • Daniel Kelly @ Danland Movies
    • Excerpt: “The Winter Soldier” is a strong piece of escapism, with enough thematic nuance, cine-literacy and performative confidence to push toward the upper tier of Hollywood’s increasingly crammed superhero canon.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: A timely narrative, deeper exploration of fan-favorite characters, and unforgettable action set pieces make ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ one of Marvel’s best adventures.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Swiftly paced, genuinely thrilling at times, and a good deal of fun, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has what it takes to make audiences’ anticipation match their actual enjoyment.
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
    • Excerpt: I have to admit, I wasn’t looking forward to sitting through Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Over the last couple of years, as a critic who ends up having to see most major releases, I developed a sort of Marvel ennui as we’re bombarded with yet another installment taking place in that superhero universe every six months or so.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: When supposed patriots are waving the flag saying how American they are and their actions dictate the opposite, a film like Captain America: The Winter Soldier exemplifies all that is and can be great about the United States in an age of surveillance and purported terrorist threats.
  • Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
    • Excerpt: The First Avenger’s second outing is a third-rate conspiracy thriller, but Chris Evans and company give it their all.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an emotional mystery that stands near the peak of Marvel’s cinematic mountain.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: America, $£#! Yeah!
  • Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
    • Excerpt: The Winter Soldier is solid and creatively boisterous as it delivers a whimsical punch while pitting our heroic costumed cad in today’s societal strife of terrorism.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: As starships explode around him, Robert Redford’s Alexander Pierce glances out the window and mutters “what a waste…” Hah! My sentiments exactly.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live
    • Excerpt: Despite some of its more rickety story elements, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is possibly the studio’s best action film and the one most able to stand on its own since the original “Iron Man.” So much so that it makes you sorry they’ve shoehorned in so much connective tissue to keep the shared universe turning.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: While it isn’t deeply psychological like The Dark Knight, nor the rock star epic of Iron Man, this second adventure for Cap does something refreshing – it actually tells a compelling story.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Mais um filme de super-heróis empolgante, arriscado e com algo a pensar
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A rousing adventure that will make devoted fans of Captain America swoon, while also pleasing those who met him only in the first film.
  • Phil Villarreal @
  • Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)
    • Excerpt: While there’s nothing especially remarkable about Winter Soldier, fans who have followed Marvel’s episodic epic this far will find it a gratifying, thrilling chapter.
Updated: July 31, 2015 — 2:43 pm

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