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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 6 May 2016 (USA)
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Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.


Anthony Russo, Joe Russo


Christopher Markus (screenplay by), Stephen McFeely (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark / Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Sebastian Stan ... Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson / Falcon
Don Cheadle ... Lieutenant James Rhodes / War Machine
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa / Black Panther
Paul Bettany ... Vision
Elizabeth Olsen ... Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang / Ant-Man
Emily VanCamp ... Sharon Carter (as Emily Vancamp)
Tom Holland ... Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Daniel Brühl ... Zemo
Frank Grillo ... Brock Rumlow / Crossbones

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With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. Written by RespectTheHyphen

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


(at around 1h 40 mins) Spider-Man (Tom Holland) mentions Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) during the fight with Giant-Man (Paul Rudd). This is a very appropriate quote, as Marvel now has regained the rights to create Star Wars comic books (and has been doing so again since January 2015). See more »


When Bucky punches the glass chamber as Zemo begins to read the trigger words, his fist leaves a momentary whitish smear on the glass. This is the moisture from the actor's skin condensing on the cool glass, and then evaporating away. But the character is using a metal arm and hand. See more »


[first lines]
Karpov: [in Russian; reading from a book] Longing. Rusted. Seventeen. Daybreak. Furnace. Nine. Benign. Homecoming. One. Freight Car.
[shuts book]
Karpov: [in Russian] Good morning, Soldier.
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Crazy Credits

The main closing credits have the cast and crew cast shadows, each shadow representing an element about that credit's role. See more »


Pie Jesu
Composed by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged by Robert Henry
Performed by The Atlanta Boy Choir
Maestro Fletcher Wolfe, Director
Hendricks Coates, Soloist
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Excellent character dynamics
23 November 2020 | by SebMozSee all my reviews

Captain America: Winter Soldier was everything I wanted from a superhero movie. It was well directed, written and acted, and I was very excited for the next Captain America movie. And this movie most definietly delivered in quality. Is it as good as its predecessor? No, definietly not. There are a few flaws, which I'll talk about later. With that being said, this movie gets 4 things right for every one thing it does wrong. The plot is engaging and for the most part easy to follow and the pacing is solid. The characters all feel very 3-dimentional and fleshed out, and none of them feel different from what we already know. The movie's biggest strength is the interactions between the characters, and the different arguments presented by both sides. I love that despite obviously wanting us to side with Cap's team, the movie doesn't really make one side the "correct" one. Both sides present reasonable and logical arguments, and there is no right answer to what the Avengers should do. The new characters such as Black Panther and Spiderman are both very interesting and compelling, and both feel like a natural inclusion to the character list. All this is of course helped by some excellent performances as usual. The direction and cinematography are also both really good, and the action scenes are almost just as good as in Winter Soldier, even though some feel a little meaningless. And, while it might not be a big deal, MAN was it good to see a truly great antagonist in Zemo. He's well written and very well played by Daniel Brühl, and he challenges the ideological perspectives of our hero in a way no other villain in the MCU has done before. With that being said, his plan is somewhat ridiculous, and felt a little too complicated. The movie also feels a little dumb sometimes. It feels like Cap and Stark could've solved the issue much sooner had they just communicated better. Those are my main complaints, and while there are a few other things I could nitpick, nothing really ruins the film by any means. It's a more mature take on the Marvel formula, and while it's the best movie in the franchise, it's still more than good enough for me to recommend it.

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Release Date:

6 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain America: The Fallen Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$179,139,142, 8 May 2016

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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