Captain America: The First Avenger

Movie review by Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Comic book adventure mixes patriotism, explosive action.

PG-13 2011 124 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 55 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 256 reviews

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