See what critics are saying about 'Captain America: Civil War' and see the film in theaters Friday!
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters Friday and critics love the impressive action and intense emotional conflicts between beloved characters! See what critics have to say about the film below and buy tickets now to see the film in theaters Friday.
“Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Learn more below!
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“’Captain America: Civil War’ marks a watershed moment in the vaunted annals of comic book cinema: Finally, a big budget super hero sequel that manages to be both effortlessly entertaining and utterly sobering, instead of just one of those things.”
The Daily Beast
Governments demand accountability from the Avengers in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6!
“’Captain America: Civil War’ is a tight action thriller that works on its own, but when taken as the latest chapter in an unprecedented experiment in longform storytelling, it’s a brilliant chapter, one that makes everything that went before seem better if only because it was all leading to this pinnacle.”
“’Civil War’ is effective thanks to a focus on character, with the film’s extended roster serving to explore and underline absorbing ideas about family, friendship, and the use of power. As big as this movie is, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ thrives on a smaller, human scale. Striking and consistently engaging, the Russos deftly craft compelling blockbuster entertainment out of a moral and emotional conflict, and that’s more impressive than any overblown display of loud and vulgar power.”
“’Captain America: Civil War’ is an example of how these films are more than just simple good guy/bad guy power fantasies, but only if you treat the characters and the audience with equal respect.”
“Previous movies have had issues balancing the youthful banter and scientific confidence of the comic book Wall-Crawler, but [Tom] Holland nails the role in every aspect.”
Cap (Chris Evans) stands up to Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6!
“…’Civil War’ generously gives everyone in the cast just the right amount to do, whether it’s showcasing their gee-whiz smashy-smashy gifts during one bravura battle royal set at the Leipzig airport, or allowing them to have a slower beat of character development that one assumes is the main reason for serious actors to sign on to these CGI behemoths…”
“’Captain America: Civil War’ feels like a pinnacle for Marvel…This is the best Marvel movie so far. This is not hyperbole… This is as close as things come to ‘super hero movie perfection.’”
“…proves as remarkable for its dramatic coherence and thematic unity as for its dizzyingly inventive action sequences; viewers who have grown weary of seeing cities blow up ad nauseam will scarcely believe their luck at the relative restraint and ingenuity on display.”
“[Robert] Downey [Jr.], whose ace timing and effortless snark make him the movie’s chief comic relief, also provides pivotal emotional chords.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“[Chris] Evans, meanwhile, further hones a role he’s effortlessly owned for five movies now, pushing Steve to impressive new depths and reminding us that his straight arrow still has a dangerous edge.”
T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) stands tall in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6!
“At the center of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is a fight scene so thrilling that it must be seen to be believed. We like to think that we have already perfected the super hero genre, or at least that we’ve got it down to a theoretical science, but we sometimes forget that there a lot of things that comic books can do that movies can’t. Or at least that they couldn’t do until very recently.”
“…it can be said with confidence that the three [Captain America] movies come together to create the greatest super hero trilogy of all time. The new movie is equally thrilling, fun, engaging, emotional, smart, and thought-provoking, and really everything you want from summer entertainment.”
“Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson can be relied upon for laugh-out-loud one-liners whenever he’s on screen, the Vision’s [Paul Bettany] stylish new wardrobe is comedy gold and Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang is huge fun in a relatively brief appearance – utterly enamoured by Steve Rogers and overjoyed just to have been invited along.”
“’Civil War’ strikes that admirable balance: serious-minded action that never forgets to indulge in serious fun.”
“It’s crazily surreal, engaging and funny in the best Marvel tradition, building to a whiplash-twist reveal that sports with the ever-present idea of duplicity and betrayal within the Avengers’ ranks themselves.”
“…this is Marvel at their best: a pacey, intelligent super-sized blockbuster and a roaringly fun night out.”
Time Out London
“…’Civil War’ also introduces the latest big-screen version of Spider-Man in advance of his stand-alone reboot (due in 2017), and as perfectly depicted with youthful vigor by newcomer Tom Holland (‘The Impossible’), he virtually swings off with the whole movie.”
Ideals collide in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ in theaters May 6!
“The action is incredibly impressive, the cinematography is frenetic and visceral, and each of the heroes gets to shine in his or her own way—even the ones who aren’t in it that much. But the biggest achievement of directors Joe and Anthony Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely is that they made sure that the story is contingent on characters almost exclusively.”
“…thanks to the extraordinary engineering work of screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directors Anthony and Joe Russo, this film keeps moving, never losing its sense of purpose.”