“The Ultimate Movie Review!”
“Another Marvel -ous Piece Of Character Origin Development.”
“"I've Knocked Out Adolf Hitler Over 200 Times..."”
“If You Have Anything To Say, Now Would Be A Perfect Time To Keep It To Yourself.”
“Captain America-The Patriotic (First) Avenger!”
“A Good Bubblegum Movie”
“A Near Perfect Film..”
“We Are Here To Create A New Breed Of Super Soldiers.”
“A Star Spangled Triumph!”
“Good Action Flick”
“America! F*@#% YEAH!”
“They Broke A Good Film”
“I Trust In You Mi Little Bitch, Dont Fail”
“An Exciting Family Movie With An Iconic Hero.”
“Was 2nd Best Superhero Movie Of 2011”
“Fantastic Visuals, Mundane Storyline”
“The Setup For The Avengers Ends On A High Note! The Captain Comes Through.”
“ONE PARAGRAPH REVIEW COMPETITION 3”
“This Movie Made Me Say....AMERICA FUCK YEA!!!!!!!!!!!”
“The Best Of The Superhero Movies.”
“"Marvel Studios Has Done It Again".”
“Not So Much- A Very Thorough Action Packed-stylish Very Good Lead Up To The Avengers Overall Quote I Would Have Liked To Have Put Up- This Film Stinks!”
“Prolific And Nostalgic In Its Premise That Needs A Little More BAM, KAPOW, ZAP To Bring Down HYDRA!”
“Captain America? More Like Captain Earth!”
“First Rate Of The First Avenger!”
“Who Ever Thought Old-fashioned Would Seem Fresh?”
“Captain America Caps Off The Super Hero Movie Season In Heroic Fashion”
“One Of The Better Superhero Films This Year .. Not The Best. Capt America Still Provides A Whole-some Fun , Energetic And Slightly Funny Superhero Caper. With A Great An Stylish Performance By Chris Evans This Is What Superhero Movies Should BE Made Of”
“Are We Sure The U.S. War Department Didn't Make This Film?”
“Simply Put, A MARVEL.”
“Old-fashioned Fun And Thrills Capped By Top Class Performances”
“Stiff & Dull”
“So The Movie That Ties In All The Avengers Good Job”
“With It's Sepia-toned Imagery, Hazy Outskirts, And Perfect Art-direction, Captain America: The First Avenger Is An Absolutely Beautiful Movie To Look At!”
“Captain America Succeeds Grandly Where The Others Failed.”
“Yet Another Superhero Pic But One Given Historical Resonance”
Captain America succeeds grandly where the others failed.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
The picture is nothing, really, that you haven't seen before, but it's the definition of a square, competent, deliver-the-goods blockbuster.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Has a winningly pulpy, jaunty, earnest spirit.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
The Captain isn't perfect, but he's the equal of Thor and loads better than the Green Lantern: he's the summer's pre-eminent superhero.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Yes, the characters are cartoonish (they're comic book heroes, after all), but this is the kind of old-fashioned popcorn entertainment summer is made for.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Evans brings just the right amount of confidence and aw-shucks modesty to Rogers, who surely counts as the most appealing Marvel hero.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
Tommy Lee Jones isn't distraction enough from the reality that we've been sold a $140 million trailer for a different movie. The egg's a little rotten.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
[A] hokey, hacky, two-hour-plus exercise in franchise transition/price gouging, complete with utterly unnecessary post-converted 3-D.
Karina Longworth - Village Voice
Need a top-notch comic-book movie to stop this summer's march of mediocre superheroes? "Captain America: The First Avenger," reporting for duty.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
Captain America's metabolism, Peggy tells him, burns energy four times faster than the average person's. The movie's metabolism burns out.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
Scrawny Steve is such a guileless and likeable little dude that his sweetness endures long past the super-sizing.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
Captain America: The First Avenger is pretty good, insofar as it's not nearly as terrible as it seemed destined to be.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
Captain America is not high art, but it is so unabashedly fun -- and such well-made fun -- that it is hard to not like and admire it for so steadfastly being what it is.
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
The movie looks wonderful.
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
It doesn't try too hard for irony or style; the comic-book sensibility remains pure, square, and happily stupid.
David Denby - New Yorker
Of course it's loaded with CGI. It goes without saying it's preposterous. But it has the texture and takes the care to be a full-blown film.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
It's paced and designed for people who won't shrivel up and die if two or three characters take 45 seconds between combat sequences to have a conversation about world domination, or a dame.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Joe Johnston -- returning to the vibe of his first directorial effort, The Rocketeer (1991) -- creates a fun retro-futurist environment with a World War II setting, and he has the discernment not to let the effects overwhelm the story.
Ben Sachs - Chicago Reader
From its antagonists to its art direction, everything about Johnston's movie has a been-there, seen-that familiarity. Yet Evans' clean-cut idealism and objectives make old-fashioned patriotism look fresh.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Here's what's missing: tension, drama, and most of all, a sense of wonder. This is a superhero movie, isn't it?
Tom Horgen - Minneapolis Star Tribune
With its mix of World War II nostalgia, Bam-Pow comic book sensibilities, underdog determination and red-white-and-blue battle scenes, Captain America: The First Avenger is the best Marvel superhero flick since the first Iron Man.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Red, white and bland.
Peter Debruge - Variety
"Captain America" smashingly layers superhero stuff such as magic serums atop a wry appreciation for campy WWII propaganda and '60s cinematic rousers that kept Richard Burton, Robert Shaw and Lee Marvin constantly employed.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Johnston has delivered a light, clever and deftly balanced adventure picture with real lump in the throat nostalgia, with Nazis -- who make the best villains, and with loving references to Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The small things -- from the leading man to '40s flourishes -- are what make the movie work. If only Johnston had sweated the big stuff as well.
Linda Barnard - Toronto Star
A forced love angle and vapid dialogue dooms Captain America.
Laremy Legel - Film.com
Chris Evans is well cast in the leading role, as he not only embodies the physical character but embraces his patriotic attitude with complete conviction. What's more, the cast is full of expert players...
Leonard Maltin - indieWIRE
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely... whip up a Captain America story that often feels like its only purpose is to deliver Steve Rogers into the 21st century.
Jennie Punter - Globe and Mail
"Captain America" is exactly what the third week of July needed: a curiously fun, surprisingly imaginative and unashamedly old-fashioned yarn of skulduggery and adventure.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
Captain America isn't a masterpiece, but it's a solidly crafted, elegant adventure movie that held my attention from start to finish and sent me out into the street energized instead of enervated.
Dana Stevens - Slate
Comic book fans are likely to appreciate Captain America, which does a good job of consolidating the disparate origin aspects of the character into something easily digestible.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
In terms of even recent films, Captain America lacks the deft touch, appealing character interaction and sophisticated storytelling skills of Marvel Comics' X-Men: First Class.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
You are not in for a giddy, winking, high-flying summer fling. And that's OK -- there's something appealing about such an old-fashioned approach.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
The only problem is that we've been there -- been nearly everywhere Captain America goes -- in countless previous movies.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Evans, who played the Human Torch in two less-than-fantastic Fantastic Four films, brings such humor, heart and vigor to virtuous Steve that our rooting interest holds even when the action gets to be standard-issue.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Director Joe Johnston has fun with the myth of Captain America.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
Almost half of the film's running time elapses before Rogers gets any kind of power at all, and though its elements are awfully familiar, it's the most involving part of the film because it takes advantage of Evans' performance.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Captain America: The First Avenger is definitely the best superhero film of the year and it's one hell of a fun ride. This is a must see!
Billy Tatum - We Got This Covered
The real marvel of it all is how much fun it actually is.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Even next to Thor, a movie about a space god with a magic hammer, Captain America: The First Avenger was always going to be one of Marvel's trickiest properties to do justice to.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
"With arguably the best supporting cast of the bunch, a cut-and-dried hero's hero who isn't portrayed as some cornball cheesy and a direct lead in to 'The Avengers,' this is my favorite of the Avengers set ups."
Jeffrey Lyles - Lyles' Movie Files
As good a film version as can be made in this day and age by unapologetically embracing the square do-gooder nature of the character and concept.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
A slam-bang good time, Captain America: The First Avenger is one of Marvel's better efforts.
R. L. Shaffer - IGN DVD
What the film can never overcome, though it mightily tries via superior score, costumes, and atmosphere, is the inanity of its premise.
Jordan Hiller - Bangitout.com
One of the banner comic book films of the year.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
As the delightfully over-the-top Red Skull, Hugo Weaving has the most fun playing a noseless villain since Ralph Fiennes lopped his off as Voldemort.
Clem Bastow - The Vine
Proves to be a riveting roller coaster ride from beginning to end, basically because it relies on a winning recipe featuring all the fixins needed to hold your undivided attention.
Kam Williams - NewsBlaze
Combines the right elements of brisk storytelling and light touches of comedy without resorting to gimmicks or bombast.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Because of its period atmosphere and its successful combination of characterization and action, it tops my list of best superhero films of the year.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis