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PG-13| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America's armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Capt. America. Joining forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Capt. America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization.

Cast: Chris Evans , Hayley Atwell , Sebastian Stan , Tommy Lee Jones , Hugo Weaving , Dominic Cooper , Richard Armitage , Stanley Tucci

Director: Joe Johnston

Genres: Action, Adventure

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Release Date: July 22nd, 2011|2 hr. 4 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 99 )
  • Here's the funny thing: Despite all the Captain America rah-rah in costume and indestructible shield, the movie is at its best when the story sticks with skinny Steve. show more

  • What distinguishes Cap is his humble backstory, which involves neither hairy gods nor hot-dogging test pilots but a kid from Brooklyn who just wants to fight for freedom. show more

  • While the story is preposterous and most of the cast standard-issue, it's hard not to like a comic-book movie that features both Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and high-tech vaporizing weaponry. show more

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  • April 18, 2014 welderman1957
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    Wonderfully enjoyable movie of the "Super Hero" genre. Chris Evans is superb in this role. The special effects are mostly exceptional. I would have enjoyed seeing Tommy Lee Jones role, expanded just a bit more (Old T L Jones fan of course).

  • July 25, 2012 ux00000000127101
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    Captain America the first aveger is very good action movie. The director did a good job on geting the cast & puting the story together. The special effects is perfect. I had fun, enjoyed, and i had a good time at this movie. I am a superhero movie fan.

  • December 10, 2011 Rabbit
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    really bad

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