Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Captain America: Civil War2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016)



Critic Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.

Captain America: Civil War Videos

Captain America: Civil War Photos

Movie Info

Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Watch it now


Chris Evans
as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr.
as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson
as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Sebastian Stan
as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie
as Sam Wilson/Falcon
Don Cheadle
as James Rhodes/War Machine
Jeremy Renner
as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Chadwick Boseman
as T'Challa/Black Panther
Elizabeth Olsen
as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Paul Rudd
as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Emily VanCamp
as Agent Sharon Carter
Marisa Tomei
as May Parker
Tom Holland (II)
as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Frank Grillo
as Brock Rumlow
Martin Freeman
as Everett Ross
William Hurt
as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross
Daniel Brühl
as Baron Zemo
John Kani
as King T'Chaka
John Slattery
as Howard Stark
Hope Davis
as Maria Stark
Florence Kasumba
as Security Chief
Cornell John
as Attache
Sven Honig
as Man at Kiosk
Brent McGee
as GSG9 Task Force Pilot
Blair Jasin
as Raft Guard
Be Satrazemis
as German Innkeeper
Oliver Bigalke
as Barge Man #1
Rafael Banasik
as Barge Man #2
Paul Austin Sanders
as Woman in Lobby #2
David Devries
as Custodian
Brett Gentile
as Delivery Truck Driver
John Curran (IV)
as Funeral Director
Beniamino Brogi
as German Newscaster #2
Katie Amess
as Woman in Lobby #1
Silvina Buchbauer
as News Reporter
Michael Anthony Rogers
as Secretary Ross's Aide
Damion Poitier
as Hero Merc #1
Kim Scar
as Chinese Newscaster
Umar Khan
as Hero Merc #2
Jessica Walther-Gabory
as German Newscaster #1
Guy Fernandez
as Hero Merc #4
Jim Rash
as M.I.T. Liaison
Gozie Agbo
as Dr. Broussard
Henry Amadi
as Busboy (Lagos)
Stan Lee
as FedEx Driver
Ugochukwu Ani
as Waiter (Lagos)
Amelia Morck
as UN Staffer Gibson
Julianna Guill
as Stark's Assistant
David Brown
as Hero Merc #3
Brian Schaeffer
as Cultural Attache
Sophia Russo
as Teenage Girl
View All

Critic Reviews for Captain America: Civil War

All Critics (427) | Top Critics (92)

It is one of the best movies to ever come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, balancing engaging action set pieces and witty dialogue with intelligent character studies and ethical debates.

August 3, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Captain America: Civil War proves that Marvel knows how to lay down a stunning foundation in order to detail an epic saga.

April 12, 2017

Captain America: Civil War is fun; it's too well made, acted and scripted for it to be anything less.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The real key to Captain America: Civil War is its sense of inevitability, and its acceptance that sometimes things change-they change big.

August 2, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's this light-heartedness that keeps Captain America: Civil War from succumbing to the kind of pretentiousness that marred Batman V. Superman.

June 13, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's this levity that makes the much-touted battle royale between Team Cap and Team Iron Man so much fun.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Captain America: Civil War

Too clever. Too pretty. Too intense (at times). Too much of everything to merit 5 stars.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Nerdgasmmmmmmmmm! And Marisa Tomei on the sidelines!!!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


As the comic book juggernaut (pun not intended) continues to grow, there are going to be numerous comparisons between movies as they come out and how much better this film was over that one. A film should be allowed to stand on its own (even though I am going to be writing a special comparison between this film and the clash film from the "other" publisher). After the mediocrity that was Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War has the ability to continue the greatness of The Winter Solider. It doesn't have to stand on the remains of the film before it, even though Civil War plays more like an Avengers sequel, this is Captain America's story. As the film begins the world is angry after the massive collateral damage that's occurred in the battles of the Avengers. Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), faced with the real life cost of their wars, spearheads the idea of the Avengers to be monitored and controlled by the government. Of course this splits the Avengers into two camps, which is going to happen when such a revolutionary idea is placed upon a group of people. This is coupled to the fact that Captain America (Chris Evans) has the added stress of finding and helping his friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) a.k.a. The Winter Soldier. As the story progresses we learn that there is a puppet master pulling the strings on the situation, continuously driving a wedge between the already fractured Avengers. Civil War is what a great movie should be. The film takes the audience for a ride, literally and emotionally. We travel the world as this characters, many of whom we grew up with since we were children, build for their cause. It's these same characters that cause us as an audience to finally choose a side in the ultimate confrontation that builds throughout the film. It's an experience that sucks you in and involves you in the action that's happening up on the screen. A hallmark of any good film. In a world flooded with comic book films this film will be one that stands out. This film has everything in place and gels in every way and is currently the one stand out in a summer movie season that seems to be more about malaise than masterpieces. Obviously there will be more films and Civil War makes me want to see them. The film made me want to go back and check out what I missed (Ant-Man- review coming soon). A stunning film in a bloated market.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

Super Reviewer

Captain America: Civil War Quotes

News & Features