BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: CATWS Reviews

By Drax Largo on April 3rd, 2014

Critic Reviews for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

via Rotten Tomatoes

Unless you’re intimately familiar with the so-called Marvel universe (or you really love CG explosions), little of this will resonate.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
 

Chicago Reader
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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has the usual overlong running time, the half-hearted feints in the direction of human feeling and the obligatory action sequences that are big without being either exciting or particularly legible.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
 

San Francisco Chronicle
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The Winter Soldier cheerfully and efficiently does its job doing whatever Marvel movies are meant to do — make you look forward to the next one, I guess.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Slate
 

Slate
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On paper this sequel has some promising elements, but on screen it retreats from the very issues that it raises, and on a shelf next to “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Winter Soldier” is pale.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 

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“The Winter Soldier” is superbly made and well-acted, neatly setting up the next few installments with just the right enticing sense of ongoing mystery.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Washington Post
 

Washington Post
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The signal-to-noise ratio on “The Winter Soldier” is all messed up, and the net effect is self-canceling. I enjoyed the movie while I was watching it, or I thought I did, but all that’s left is an irritating buzz.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Salon.com
 

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A sizzling, stand-alone conspiracy that lights the fuse on the Marvel universe and actually retrofits “Iron Man 2’s” clunkiest component parts.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With a few caveats, this is one of the smart and sassy superhero movies.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: honeycuttshollywood.com
 

honeycuttshollywood.com

The lack of green-screen laziness makes the red, white and blue workmanship pop out that much more.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
 

Kansas City Star

Plot-wise, Winter Soldier makes for a more muscular movie than most Marvel-inspired mysteries.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL)
 

Daily Herald (IL)

A rousing adventure that will make devoted Captain America fans swoon while also pleasing those who met him only in the first film, but also touches on some hot-button contemporary issues.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
 

One Guy’s Opinion

His straightforward, human determination made 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger the best of the Avengers origin stories. The Winter Soldier, the best Marvel sequel, shows the guy’s still got it.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: RedEye
 

RedEye

Winter Soldier fares best when the characters get to breathe a bit. Evans is both a solid team player and a terrific solo act, playing well off of both Mackie and Johansson and going a bit deeper when required.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman
 

Austin American-Statesman

It remains a highlight of Marvel’s bid for big-screen dominance, as well as a canny meditation on the perils of overprotective government agencies blithely swapping liberty and freedom for a tenuous sense of safety in a post-9/11 world.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
 

Austin Chronicle

With all the superheroes running around here, The Winter Soldier feels like a mini-Avengers movie unto itself.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Access Hollywood
 

Access Hollywood

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is a very good movie, 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.

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
 

RogerEbert.com

Superior to and far more enjoyable than its predecessor. (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)

April 3, 2014Full Review Source: Screen It!
 

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