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Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
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About the Movie
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 259
- Fresh: 230
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There's darkness and confusion just under its comic-book surface.
Fresh: This film is unlikely to convert a non-Captain America lover into a fanatic but it's assembled with sufficient skill that those who enjoy this sort of motion picture will have a good time.
Fresh: In "Winter Soldier," amidst the chaos, our hero learns to be wary of the modern world. Welcome to the 21st century, Cap.
Fresh: This is the first Marvel Studios movie since the original Iron Man that really stands on its own.
[THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS]
On your left.
I wish that it never ended😔
Currently my favorite Marvel movie.
And that's saying a lot, since I LOVE LOVE LOVED the Iron Man trilogy. There are lots of great intrigue moments, though I think some of the biggest "plot points" on this one were spoiled thanks to the marketing and broader fanbase knowledge of the whole "Winter Soldier" subplot in the comics. Regardless, it was a fun ride, albeit predictable as far as the internal politics end goes. The themes in this one are far more "mature" for a comic book movie, too--it almost felt more like a political action thriller à la Jack Ryan rather than a comic book based film, which made me love it even more. Phenomenal cast (the returnees were fantastic as always, but the new characters also really did great work!), great music, the action sequences in this are SO awesome (even in 2D), and generally I left this movie feeling very satisfied. I'm definitely going to see this again, hopefully a few times before it leaves theaters. It also makes me want to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which I haven't actually seen yet, but apparently there were plenty of references!
Overall, this was a huge improvement on the first Captain America movie, which I actually liked but thought could use some polishing. I'd venture to say I liked it more than The Avengers, even. Definitely worth a watch, even if you're not very familiar with the Marvel universe, though you may be scratching your head at the "significance" of some of the things that happen in this movie.