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- April 4, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2 and 1/2 stars)

Give this to the films of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe": they have a consistency of quality. By treating their comic-book-derived films more as regular "issues" than film events, Marvel may never produce a film as great as "The Dark Knight," but it'll never sink to a low like "Batman and Robin" either. And there we have "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," a perfectly creditable comic-book adventure that likewise feels naggingly rote, stitched together from a mess of old plot parts.

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