• Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger

Release Date: July 22nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2011

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 Captain America. Joining forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain 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 , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Marvel Enterprises

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Love interest, Charming, Rise, 1940s, Best friend, Quest, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    In the end, the action sequences are just overblown and dollar-squandering, with no particular payoff in the entertainment department. The supporting actors - particularly Jones, Tucci and Luke - are the thing to watch here; they do all they can to keep the movie's gears running smoothly. show more

  • 88
    NPR

    The movie surges ahead, moving nimbly through a series of action set-pieces that owe more to films like "Where Eagles Dare" and "The Guns of Navarone" than they do to, say, "The Green Hornet." show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Sticking to its simplistic, patriotic origins, where a muscular red, white and blue GI slugging Adolf Hitler in the jaw is all that's required, Captain America trafficks in red-blooded heroes, dastardly villains, classy dames and war-weary military officers. show more

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