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“Captain America: Civil War” Reviews: Critics praise Marvel sequel

Posted in: Must-Read Reviews  |  By: John Hanlon  |  May 6th, 2016
Captain America: Civil War Reviews

The latest Marvel movie hits theaters nationwide today but have critics tired of this ongoing franchise? We’ve looked over the Captain America: Civil War reviews and we’ve found a mix of both views. This latest installment focuses on the growing animosity between Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evan’s Captain America and the film co-stars Paul Rudd, diagnosis Tom Holland and Scarlett Johansson.

At this writing, the feature has a 92% fresh rating on

In the meantime though, check out a few of the must-read Captain America: Civil War reviews below (and make sure you check out our own review here).

Kurt Loder, “Civil War is just another stop on Marvel’s march toward world super-flick domination, and stand-alone movies featuring Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man and Black Panther are already in the pipeline. Exhausted skeptics might wonder where it all will end.” Check out the full review here.

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: “Marvel’s new “Captain America” is anything but bleak—what’s so audacious about the film, and so pleasing, is its quicksilver mix of hardcore action and bright comedy.” Check out the full review here.

Leonard Maltin, “Bigger isn’t always better, and this film is bursting at the seams…But I found it more frustrating than entertaining.”Check out the full review here.

Matt Zoller Seitz, “[T]he Russos’ deft switching between slapstick and melodrama, the surprising outcomes of key storylines, and the strength of the central performances go a long way towards overcoming nitpicks.” Check out the full review here.

Nell Minow, “I don’t want to give away too much, so I’ll just say the action is everything you’d hope, with superhero-on-superhero collisions beyond the dreams of fanboy heaven.” Check out the full review here.

Josh Larsen, “The fact that a film this big is even asking such questions — and offering a variety of perspectives in place of propaganda — makes it an especially significant piece of popular culture.” Check out the full review here.

Brian Lowry, “Simply put, when it comes to juggling multiple superheroes in a single movie, Marvel’s latest comes close to setting the standard.” Check out the full review here.

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times: “Forget the calendar and the spring cold. “Captain America: Civil War” is a classic example of what the big-ticket summer movie experience is all about.”Check out the full review here.

Brian Truitt, “Under the direction of Winter Soldier’s Anthony and Joe Russo, Civil War is the most epic Avengers movie so far, even though it’s not an Avengers movie.” Check out the full review here.

Ann Hornaday, “As enjoyable as it is, “Civil War” often teeters on the brink of sheer overkill. As viewers approach the film’s second hour, they could be forgiven for wondering just how much more carnage, chaos and character-establishing they can take.” Check out the full review here.

If you want to read our perspective on the film, click here for our review.