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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Chris Evans
Samuel L. Jackson
Scarlett Johansson
Anthony Mackie
Robert Redford
Sebastian Stan
Frank Grillo
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Anthony Russo
Joe Russo
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Running Time
136 minutes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Shield versus S.H.I.E.L.D.


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Plot
Thawed-out war hero Steve Rogers (Evans) is ever more uneasy about his affiliation with deep-spy network S.H.I.E.L.D.. And when the organisation turns on him, he uncovers a horrifying conspiracy.


Verdict
It may climax with an overly formulaic splurge, but The Winter Soldier benefits from an old-school-thriller tone that, for its first half at least, distinguishes it from its more obviously superheroic Marvel cousins.


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