Parents' Guide to

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Heavy fantasy violence, but no sex in superhero sequel.

Movie PG-13 2014 136 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 36 parent reviews

age 11+

this is the best MCU movie of all

This movie is VERY good. It has an ok plot, it is diverse, and the end fight scene is really exiting and has really good special effects. The one problem is that 2 or 3 of the scenes are very intense in action, and a lot of the characters have guns. And one character gets really hurt. There is almost no swearing. Over all this is what i think of as the best marvel movie there is.

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Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 11+


Marvel Awesomeness 9/10
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (36):
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Chris Evans has grown significantly in his role since The Avengers, and is far more appealing here. The first movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, looked great, but was somehow lacking in the character department as it unfolded its lengthy, convoluted origin story. Captain America: The Winter Soldier focuses more on character, which is great, though the brother directors Anthony and Joe Russo -- who take over for Joe Johnston -- are camera-shakers, and the action in this movie is sorely lacking. For some reason, whenever Cap throws his shield or a fist, the camera jerks alongside it, rather than simply following it.

Fortunately, the heart of the movie is still beating. Evans goes for the same kind of charming, simple quality that Christopher Reeve had in the Superman movies. He's ever so slightly uncertain, and he generates some warm chemistry with his co-stars, especially Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie. If only the movie had a little more downtime to spend with them.

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