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Captain America: The First Avenger

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
5.82 /10
Chris Evans , Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving
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Directed by: Joe Johnston
Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics

Released: 2011
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 124

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Evans - always a reliably dynamic and vivacious screen presence - can't do much to bring the character to life. As far as superheroes go, Cap remains a bit of a stiff.
(Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald)
The least inspired and engaging entry in the summer's superhero onslaught.
(Geoff Berkshire,
Red, white and bland.
(Peter Debruge, Variety)
Hokey, hacky, two-hour-plus exercise in franchise transition/price gouging, complete with utterly unnecessary post-converted 3-D.
(Karina Longworth, Village Voice)
Captain America reminded me a lot of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, but it's executed like Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor. It was lifeless, frequently cheesy and I had very little interest left once the skinny soldier became the human hulk. I don't have any kind of hatred for it, but it's definitely a film I won't be angling to see again.
(Brad Brevet, Rope of Silicon)

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