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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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Steve Rogers, now finding difficult to fit in to the era of today then leads an assault against a friend turned rival from World War II, a Soviet emissary known as "The Winter Soldier" and his lead of a precarious uprising.

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For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That comes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout | See all certifications »

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$170,000,000 (estimated)

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$95,023,721 (USA) (4 April 2014)

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$259,746,958 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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When Steve Rogers enters his apartment you can briefly see a copy of the book "All the President's Men" on his bookshelf. Robert Redford was producer and star of the movie All the President's Men (1976), an adaptation of this book. See more »

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When Natasha and Steve are at the Apple Store, Natasha plugs in the pen drive onto the left hand side of the MacBook but when the S.H.I.E.L.D members arrive, the pen drive is missing from the USB port and then again in the next scene it comes back. See more »

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Steve Rogers: On your left.
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SPOILER: There is a scene at the end of the closing credits: The Winter Soldier checks up on his past at a museum. See more »

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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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It's Been A Long, Long Time
Written by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne
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Shaky Cam and Rehashed Action Ruins It
6 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Moviegoers above the age of 13 will recognize most of the action set pieces and plot elements from other films. There's an elevator fight, which we've seen before. Evil cops, evil suits, "big brother" danger, some running from fire and more explosions.

The fundamental problem with these movies is that you never feel like the main characters are in any danger. No matter how much of a beating Captain America takes, he's going to live to make sequels. The same goes for all of the popular cast members. Given the immortality of the good guys, the only question is How they're going to get out of peril. Don't expect anything new here.

The best writing is happening on television, sadly. Film-quality writing is going to HBO and independent networks, and television directors are moving to the big screen.

This one is all washed up. Hail hydra.


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