Captain America: the Winter Soldier

Captain America: the Winter Soldier

Anthony Russo (2014)

130min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers (aka star-spangled super-soldier Captain America), this time joining forces with Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Anthony Mackie's Falcon to take on a mysterious assassin. The colourful cast of heroes, undercover villains and ghosts from the past bring nimble nuance to a deviously well-constructed story that plays like an old-school political thriller as much as a classy comic-book adventure. The action covers the full gamut of spectacular destruction, from highway car chases to heli-carrier sky battles. Yet it's the character interplay, astute direction (by Anthony and Joe Russo), and emotionally strong themes that make it all so compellng. If Robert Redford looks stiff in the Marvel universe (evoking the spirit of All the President's Men), new addition Mackie fits right in and Evans grows into his role with supreme confidence. Watch out, too, for an appetite-whetting post-credits teaser for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Summary

Premiere. The superhuman soldier becomes an operative for secret intelligence agency SHIELD, but grows suspicious of their motives. Following a battle with a mysterious cyborg assassin, he and fellow Avenger Black Widow become fugitives, and try to bring down a sinister conspiracy. Comic-book thriller sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson and Robert Redford.

Cast & Crew

Steve Rogers / Captain America Chris Evans
Nick Fury Samuel L Jackson
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow Scarlett Johansson
Sam Wilson / The Falcon Anthony Mackie
James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes / The Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan
Alexander Pierce Robert Redford
Maria Hill Cobie Smulders
Brock Rumlow / Crossbones Frank Grillo
Sharon / Agent 13 Emily VanCamp
Arnim Zola Toby Jones
Georges Batroc / Batroc the Leaper Georges St-Pierre
Jasper Sitwell Maximiliano Hernandez
Councilwoman Hawley Jenny Agutter
Senator Stern Garry Shandling
Peggy Carter Hayley Atwell
Councilman Rockwell Alan Dale (2)
Jack Rollins Callan Mulvey
Howard Stark Dominic Cooper
Security guard Stan Lee
Director Anthony Russo
Director Joe Russo (1)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyGuidance: Edited for contentAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 28 Mar 2014
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