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100
Matching its blockbuster scale and spectacle with the smarts of a great, grown-up thriller, Captain America: Civil War is Marvel Studios' finest film yet.
100
If there's a risk of the Marvel 'formula' becoming stale, there isn't any evidence of that here. Civil War isn't just a damn-near-perfect popcorn crowd-pleaser; it doesn't offer any easy answers for its combatants, or the world going forward. Team Cap or Team Iron Man? The real winner here is Team Marvel.
100
What makes Captain America: Civil War such a terrific accomplishment is the way it takes what could have been the most crass and overcrowded story to adapt as a film and instead transforms it into an examination of just who these heroes are and what impact they've had on the world around them, and vice versa.
91
Striking and consistently engaging, the Russos deftly craft compelling blockbuster entertainment out of a a moral and emotional conflict, and that's more impressive than any overblown display of loud and vulgar power.
90
“Civil War” strikes that admirable balance: serious-minded action that never forgets to indulge in serious fun.
88
While it's not the greatest Marvel effort - that honor goes to the previous Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Civil War does pull outstanding performances from its two franchise faces, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.
80
Civil War is an exciting, often giddy pop pleasure.
80
This chronicle of an epic clash between two equally noble factions, led by Captain America and Iron Man, proves as remarkable for its dramatic coherence and thematic unity as for its dizzyingly inventive action sequences.
80
While slightly overlong, this movie is bright, creative, insightful, affecting and, above all else, fun.
70
Posing serious questions about violence and vigilantism while reveling in both, Captain America: Civil War is overlong but surprisingly light on its feet. It builds upon the plotlines of previous Avengers outings, bringing together known marquee quantities and introducing the Black Panther and a new Spidey in winning fashion.

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