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New Captain America 3 Civil War movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures released their new super hero/action flick, “Captain America 3: Civil War,” into theaters this weekend, and all the top movie critics have come out of the woodworks to express their opinions of it.

It turns out that the movie managed to please most of the critics, garnering an overall 75 score out of a possible 100 across 51 reviews at The movie stars: Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a great 91 score, saying: “Despite its stars-and-stripes title, Marvel’s latest billion-dollar-blockbuster-to-be, Captain America: Civil War, is essentially a third Avengers movie – it’s also the best one yet.”

Dave White from TheWrap, gave it a 90 grade. He said: “Civil War” strikes that admirable balance: serious-minded action that never forgets to indulge in serious fun.

Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 score. He said: “Kudos to the Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, for directing the hostilities for maximum impact and without neglecting character. Their thundering epic is also smart, snappy, politically savvy and blessedly fast on its feet.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 score. He stated: “Captain America: Civil War is a classic example of what the big-ticket summer movie experience is all about.”

Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it an 88 grade as well. He stated: “While it’s not the greatest Marvel effort — that honor goes to the previous Captain America: The Winter Soldier — Civil War does pull outstanding performances from its two franchise faces, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.”

Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it an 80 grade, stating: “Marvel’s new “Captain America” is anything but bleak — what’s so audacious about the film, and so pleasing, is its quicksilver mix of hardcore action and bright comedy.”

Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it an 80 score, claiming: “This chronicle of an epic clash between two equally noble factions, led by Captain America and Iron Man, proves as remarkable for its dramatic coherence and thematic unity as for its dizzyingly inventive action sequences.”

Matt Zoller Seitz from, gave it a 75 grade. He said: “The bad news is, there are about ten movies going on in Captain America: Civil War, which is at least seven too many. The good news is, most of them are fun, and there are enough rousing moments to elevate the movie to Marvel’s top tier.”

Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “They’ve built up a vast ensemble of character types, all of them played by better-than-average actors, and that they can mix and match the drama, comedy, or action as they see fit.”

Ann Hornady from the Washington Post, gave it a 75 score. She said: “Crisply photographed, thoughtfully acted and often refreshingly amusing, “Civil War” injects doses of much-needed fun into a genre of filmmaking that’s become mired in dour pretentiousness, when it’s not ridiculing its own excesses in such meta-snark exercises as “Deadpool.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Nothing in “Civil War” takes your breath away. All the exteriors are shrouded in the same overcast, indistinct light. Little in story terms is what you’d call daisy fresh. But almost everything in it works on its own prescribed terms, and the quiet moments register.”

A.O. Scott from the New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, claiming: “This very crowded, reasonably enjoyable installment in the Avengers cycle…reveals, even more than its predecessors, an essential truth about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s not so much a grand science-fiction saga, or even a series of action-adventure movies, as a very expensive, perpetually renewed workplace sitcom.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 score, saying: “If you live and breathe Marvel, this is one of the MCU’s stronger offerings. If you are a spy coming in from the cold, the answer is not so clear.”

Sheri Linden from the Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 score, saying: “Posing serious questions about violence and vigilantism while reveling in both, Captain America: Civil War is overlong but surprisingly light on its feet. It builds upon the plotlines of previous Avengers outings, bringing together known marquee quantities and introducing the Black Panther and a new Spidey in winning fashion.”

Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade. He said: “After the first two “Captain America” entries, the finest comic-book movies of the last five years, this one is disappointing. The story doesn’t make sense.”

Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “Robert Downey Jr. gets to remind everybody that before this blockbuster turn he was actually a serious actor and may still be again. Stark’s frustration at the rigidity and short-sightedness of his confreres and his anguish at where it all leads are vivid and felt.”

Lastly, Stephen Whitty from the New York Daily News, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “Sometimes, more is less. Although it’s called Captain America: Civil War, the latest Marvel movie is actually a supersized “Avengers” picture — overstuffed to bursting.” Stay tuned.

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