Superhero films are all the range at the moment – but is this one a successful release that is guaranteed to thrill and entertain audiences? 

The Guardian: **** Peter Bradshaw described it as: “a huge aspartame rush of a film: a giant irresistible snack, not nutritious, but very tasty.”

The Independent:**** Clarisse Loughrey  wrote: “Imperfections, however, don’t seem quite as weighty in the face of all that Civil War actually achieves; creating a blockbuster so much more epic in its increased intimacy, becoming more spectacular by reducing its need for spectacle.”

Den of Geek: “Civil War delivers the spectacle that movie-goers will expect, but remembers that it’s the characters that are the Marvel universe’s greatest strength.”

Access Hollywood: ****  “There’s no question that Marvel threw in everything – including the kitchen sink – to make it stand out as their biggest movie yet, and they certainly succeeded.”

The Telegraph: ***** Robbie Collin was enthusiastic about the film saying: “This is the cinematic superhero showdown you’ve dreamt of since childhood, precisely because that’s everything – and all – it wants to be.”

Wired.co.uk:  “Civil War isn’t just arguably the best Marvel Studios film to date, it’s also a turning point for the franchise.”

The Mirror: ***** “But as well as just being enjoyable, it’s smart and it’s funny and it’s got heart.”

Empire:***** “Here you get Ant-Man v Spider-Man, Hawkeye v Black Widow, Scarlet Witch v Vision, The Winter Soldier v Black Panther and (well, duh) Captain America v Iron Man, all rolled into one. And that is what you call the ultimate Marvel superhero event.”

Variety.com: ” “Captain America: Civil War” doesn’t break the mold; it burnishes the brand, and sets a high but not insurmountable bar.”

NME:**** “it’s the tighter plotting and constant sense of conflict that makes this a superior superhero movie.”

Digital Spy: ***** “The Russos have made an intelligent drama which also happens to be a funny, thrilling, cool superhero movie and it’s upped the game for all comic book movies to come.”

Radio Times: **** “the Russos deliver the goods once again and prove to have a safe pair of hands when it comes to pacey, well-choreographed action and accommodating a large starry cast.”

 

 

 

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