Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Callan Mulvey, Jenny Agutter, Bernard White, Dale Coffman, Chin Han, Garry Shandling, Georges St-Pierre
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
MCU superhero action adventure sequel directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) follows Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) on his emotional journey to adjusting to life in the 21st Century. He becomes disillusioned with his job working for SHIELD and when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) comes under attack by the fabled Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Steve becomes entangled in a mystery and uncovers a horrifying conspiracy that may endanger the world.
Our Favorite Quotes:
Steve Rogers: [to Sam as he’s jogging past him] On your left.
Sam Wilson: [as Steve is about to jog past him] Don’t say it! Don’t you say it!
Steve Rogers: On your left!
Sam Wilson: Come on!
Steve Rogers: Need a medic?
Sam Wilson: I need a new set of lungs. Dude, you just ran like thirteen miles in thirty minutes.
Steve Rogers: I guess I got a late start.
Sam Wilson: Oh, really? You should be ashamed of yourself. You should take another lap. Did you just take it? I assumed you just took it.
Steve Rogers: Steve Rogers.
Sam Wilson: I kind of put that together. Must have freaked you out, coming home after the whole defrosting thing.
Steve Rogers: It takes some getting used to.
Sam Wilson: You must miss the good old days, huh?
Steve Rogers: Well, things aren’t so bad. Food’s a lot better. We used to boil everything. No polio is good. Internet, so helpful. I’ve been reading that a lot, trying to catch up.
Sam Wilson: Marvin Gaye, 1972, “Trouble Man” soundtrack. Everything you’ve missed jammed into one album.
Steve Rogers: [as he gets his small notebook] I’ll put it on the list.
Natasha Romanoff: [as she drives up to Sam and Steve] Hey, fellas. Either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.
Steve Rogers: That‘s hilarious.
Steve Rogers: [as he gets into Natasha’s car] You can’t run everywhere.
Sam Wilson: No, you can’t.
Brock Rumlow: The target is a mobile satellite launch platform, The Lemurian Star. They was sending up their last payload when pirates took them, ninety-three minutes ago.
Steve Rogers: Any demands?
Brock Rumlow: Billion and a half.
Steve Rogers: Why so steep?
Brock Rumlow: Because it SHIELD’s.
Steve Rogers: So it’s not off-course. It’s trespassing.
Natasha Romanoff: I’m sure they have a good reason.
Steve Rogers: You know, I’m getting a little tired of being Fury’s janitor.
Natasha Romanoff: Relax. It’s not that complicated.
Natasha Romanoff: [as they’re getting ready to dive off the jet] Did you do anything fun Saturday night?
Steve Rogers: Well, all the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead, so, no, not really.
Brock Rumlow: [over radio] Coming up by the drop zone, Cap.
Natasha Romanoff: You know, if you ask Kristen out, from Statistics, she’ll probably say yes.
Steve Rogers: That’s why I don’t ask.
Natasha Romanoff: Too shy, or too scared?
Steve Rogers: Too busy!
STRIKE Agent: [as Steve jumps out of the jet] Was he wearing a parachute?
Brock Rumlow: No. No, he wasn’t.
'The truth is a matter of circumstances. It's not all things to all people, all the time.' - Natasha Romanoff (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Click To Tweet
Natasha Romanoff: What about the nurse that lives across the hall from you? She seems kind of nice.
Steve Rogers: Secure the engine room, then find me a date.
Natasha Romanoff: I’m multitasking.
Georges Batroc: [in French] I thought that you were more than just a shield.
Steve Rogers: [in French, puts the shield on his back and takes off his mask] Let’s see.
[they start fighting again]
Steve Rogers: What are you doing?
Natasha Romanoff: Backing up the hard drive. It’s a good habit to get into.
Steve Rogers: Rumlow needed your help. What the hell are you doing here? You’re saving SHIELD Intel.
Natasha Romanoff: Whatever I can get my hands on.
Steve Rogers: Our mission is to rescue hostages.
Natasha Romanoff: No. That’s your mission. And you’ve done it beautifully.
Steve Rogers: You just jeopardized this whole operation.
Natasha Romanoff: I think that’s overstating things.
Natasha Romanoff: [as Bartoc throws a grenade at them and Steve deflects it] Okay. That one’s on me.
Steve Rogers: You’re damn right.
Steve Rogers: You just can’t stop yourself from lying, can you?
Nick Fury: I didn’t lie. Agent Romanoff had a different mission than yours.
Steve Rogers: Which you didn’t feel obliged to share.
Nick Fury: I’m not obliged to do anything.
Steve Rogers: Those hostages could’ve died, Nick.
Nick Fury: I sent the greatest soldier in history to make sure that didn’t happen.
Steve Rogers: Soldiers trust each other. That’s what makes it an army. Not a bunch of guys running around and shooting guns.
Nick Fury: The last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye.
'Society is at a tipping point between order and chaos.' - Alexander Pierce (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Click To Tweet
Nick Fury: Look, I didn’t want you doing anything you weren’t comfortable with. Agent Romanoff is comfortable with everything.
Steve Rogers: I can’t lead a mission when the people I’m leading have missions of their own.
Nick Fury: It’s called compartmentalization. Nobody spills the secrets because nobody knows them all.
Steve Rogers: Except you.
Nick Fury: You’re wrong about me. I do share. I’m nice like that.
Steve Rogers: [as they’re in the elevator] You know, they used to play music.
Nick Fury: Yeah. My grandfather operated one of these things for forty years. My granddad worked in a nice building. He got good tips. He’d walk home every night, a roll of ones stuffed in his lunch bag. He’d say, “Hi.” People would say “Hi” back. Time went on, the neighborhood got rougher. He’d say, “Hi.” They’d say, “Keep on stepping.” Granddad got to gripping that lunch bag a little tighter.
Steve Rogers: Did he ever get mugged?
Nick Fury: Every week some punk would say, “What’s in the bag?”
Steve Rogers: What would he do?
Nick Fury: He’d show them. A bunch of crumpled ones and loaded .22 Magnum. Yeah. Granddad loved people. But he didn’t trust them very much.
Nick Fury: The satellites can read a terrorist’s DNA before he steps outside his spider hole. We’re going to neutralize a lot of threats before they even happen.
Steve Rogers: I thought the punishment usually came after the crime.
Nick Fury: We can’t afford to wait that long.
Steve Rogers: Who’s “we”?
Nick Fury: After New York, I convinced the World Security Council we needed a quantum surge in threat analysis. For once, we’re way ahead of the curve.
Steve Rogers: By holding a gun at everyone on Earth and calling it protection.
Nick Fury: You know, I read those SSR files. “Greatest generation?” You guys did some nasty stuff.
Steve Rogers: Yeah, we compromised. Sometimes in ways that made us not sleep so well. But we did it so the people could be free. This isn’t freedom. This is fear.
Nick Fury: SHIELD takes the world as it is, not as we’d like it to be. And it’s getting damn near past time for you to get with that program, Cap.
Steve Rogers: Don’t hold your breath.
'To build a really better world sometimes means having to tear the old one down.' - Alexander Pierce (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Click To Tweet
Peggy Carter: [as Steve watches and older looking Peggy Carter being interviewed] That was a difficult winter. A blizzard had trapped half our battalion behind the German line. Steve, Captain Rogers, he fought his way through a HYDRA blockade that had pinned our allies down for months. He saved over a thousand men. Including the man who would become my husband, as it turned out. Even after he died, Steve was still changing my life.
Steve Rogers: [visiting a sick Peggy, as he looks at her family photos] You should be proud of yourself, Peggy.
Peggy Carter: I have lived a life. My only regret is that you didn’t get to live yours.
Peggy Carter: What is it?
Steve Rogers: For as long as I can remember, I just wanted to do what was right. I guess I’m not quite sure what that is anymore. And I thought I could throw myself back in and follow orders, serve. It’s just not the same.
Peggy Carter: You’re always so dramatic. Look, you saved the world. We rather mucked it up.
Steve Rogers: You didn’t. Knowing that you helped found SHIELD is half the reason I stay.
Peggy Carter: The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best. And sometimes the best that we can do is to start over.
Peggy Carter: Steve.
Steve Rogers: Yeah.
Peggy Carter: You’re alive! You came back.
Steve Rogers: Yeah, Peggy.
Peggy Carter: It’s been so long. So long.
Steve Rogers: Well, I couldn’t leave my best girl. Not when she owes me a dance.
'First rule of going on the run is, don't run, walk.' - Natasha Romanoff (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Click To Tweet
Alexander Pierce: I work forty floors away and it takes a hijacking for you to visit?
Nick Fury: Well, a nuclear war would do it too.
Nick Fury: I’m here to ask a favor. I want you to call for a vote. Project insight has to be delayed.
Alexander Pierce: Nick, that’s not a favor, that’s a subcommittee hearing. A long one.
Nick Fury: It could be nothing. It probably is nothing. I just need time to make sure it’s nothing.
Alexander Pierce: But what if it’s something?
Nick Fury: Then we’ll both be damn glad those Helicarriers aren’t in the air.
Alexander Pierce: Fine. But you got to get Iron Man to stop by my niece’s birthday party.
Nick Fury: Thank you, sir.
Alexander Pierce: And not just a flyby. He’s got to mingle.
Sam Wilson: [at the VA meeting] Some stuff you leave there. Other stuff you bring back. It’s our job to figure out how to carry it. Is it going to be in a big suitcase, or in a little man-purse? It’s up to you.
Sam Wilson: [at the VA meeting] Look who it is, the running man.
Steve Rogers: Caught the last few minutes. It’s pretty intense.
Sam Wilson: Yeah, brother, we all got the same problems. Guilt, regret.
Steve Rogers: But you’re happy now, back in the world?
Sam Wilson: Hey, the number of people giving me orders is down to about zero. So, hell, yeah. You thinking about getting out?
Steve Rogers: No. I don’t know. To be honest, I don’t know what I would do with myself if I did.
Sam Wilson: Ultimate fighting? It’s just a great idea off the top of my head. But seriously, you could do whatever you want to do. What makes you happy?
Steve Rogers: I don’t know.
Nick Fury: [to the cops staring at him at the traffic lights] Want to see my lease?
Fury Car: [as Fury’s car is being attacked by mercenaries] Warning. Window integrity compromised.
Nick Fury: You think?
Nick Fury: [as the mercenaries are chasing him] Get me Agent Hill.
Fury’s Car: Communications array damaged.
Nick Fury: Well, what’s not damaged?
Fury’s Car: Air conditioning is fully operational.
'It's kind of hard to trust someone, when you don't know who that someone really is.' - Steve Rogers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Click To Tweet
Steve Rogers: [runs into his neighbor, Sharon, as he’s going to his apartment] Hey, if you want, you’re welcome to use my machine. Might be cheaper than the one in the basement.
Sharon Carter: Oh, yeah? What’s it cost?
Steve Rogers: A cup of coffee?
Sharon Carter: Thank you, but I already have a load in downstairs, and you really don’t want my scrubs in your machine. I just finished orientation in the infectious diseases ward, so.
Steve Rogers: Ah, well, I’ll keep my distance.
Sharon Carter: Well, hopefully not too far.
Steve Rogers: [finds Fury in his apartment] I don’t remember giving you a key.
Nick Fury: You really think I’d need one? My wife kicked me out.
Steve Rogers: Didn’t know you were married.
Nick Fury: There are a lot of things you don’t about me.
Steve Rogers: I know, Nick. That’s the problem.
Nick Fury: [holds up the message on his phone, “ears everywhere”] I’m sorry to have do this, but I had no place else to crash.
Steve Rogers: [Fury holds up another message, “SHIELD compromised”] Who else knows about your wife?
Nick Fury: [Fury shows him another message, “You and me”] Just my friends.
Steve Rogers: Is that what we are?
Nick Fury: That’s up to you.
Nick Fury: [suddenly Fury gets shot, gives Steve a flash drive] Don’t trust anyone.
Sharon Carter: Captain, I’m Agent 13 of SHIELD Special Service.
Steve Rogers: Kate?
Sharon Carter: I’m assigned to protect you.
Steve Rogers: On whose order?
Sharon Carter: [referring to the injured Fury] His.
'Soldiers trust each other. That's what makes it an army. Not a bunch of guys running around and shooting guns.' - Steve Rogers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) Click To Tweet
Natasha Romanoff: Tell me about the shooter.
Steve Rogers: He’s fast. Strong. He had a metal arm.
Natasha Romanoff: Ballistics?
Maria Hill: Three slugs. No rifling. Completely untraceable.
Natasha Romanoff: Soviet made?
Maria Hill: Yeah.
Natasha Romanoff: [after Fury seemingly dies] Why was Fury in your apartment?
Steve Rogers: I don’t know.
Brock Rumlow: Captain, they want you back at SHIELD.
Steve Rogers: Yeah, give me a second.
Brock Rumlow: They want you now.
Steve Rogers: Okay.
Natasha Romanoff: You’re a terrible liar.
Sharon Carter: [at SHIELD HQ] Captain Rogers.
Steve Rogers: Neighbor.