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The Captain America: The Winter Soldier has an actual plot and everything.

It's not just bad guys hitting good guys and good guys responding by blowing up bad guys.

So Samuel L. Jackson told Jon Stewart during an appearance on The Daily Show this week - and the critics seem to agree.

One Captain America: The Winter Soldier review after another praises the plot, special effects and acting, making it clear which movie should earn your hard-earned money this week.

Here's a rundown of what these critics are saying:

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Chris Evans is back! This is a close-up of the actor as Captain America in the well-reviewed sequel.
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1. Return of Captain America

Chris Evans is back! This is a close-up of the actor as Captain America in the well-reviewed sequel.

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The first official poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is out. Peep it here!

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Marvel has come out with its first poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Check it out now!

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Captain America and his once best friend Bucky are now not so friendly. Check it out!

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The Captain America: The Winter Soldier teaser poster has been released! Check it out!

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Chris Evans is Steve Rogers in the first image from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film has begun production!

We not only get an edgier, more complex, more compelling storyline, we get the most badass 95-year-old the world has ever known. - Richard Roeper

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Divergent, the eagerly awaited first film based on Veronica Roth's best-selling novel is finally in theaters.

Shailene Woodley and Theo James shine as Tris and Four, bringing their relationship off the page and onto the screen.

Divergent is set in a dystopian, post-Apocalyptic Chicago. Society is divided into five factions, each representing individual personality traits and serving a purpose within the society: the selfless Abnegation, the smart Erudite, the honest Candor, the peaceful Amity, and the brave Dauntless. 

At 16, each child must take a test to determine into which faction he or she belongs. Beatrice Pryor discovers that she is "divergent." The test can't place her into one faction because she possesses traits of several.

On Choosing Day, she leaves her life in Abnegation for one in Dauntless. There she meets Four and finds herself while learning that Jeanine Matthews, leader of Erudite, has a plan to eliminate her old faction, including her parents.

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Anchorman 2 reviews. 99% of the time, they're right every time.

With the wildly anticipated sequel to one of Hollywood's most quotable movies hitting theaters tomorrow, we've gathered a series of critic excerpts below in order to help you decide whether it's worth checking in with Ron Burgundy and company again after all these years.

So relive the very best Anchorman quotes, spray on some Panther cologne and scroll down for more...

For almost every aspect of the movie I want to criticize, there is a corresponding defense. - The Arizona Republic

While I'm glad "Anchorman" is back - we need a little levity in this year of heavy films - I do wish it were better. - The Los Angeles Times

The movie cleverly spoofs the 24-hour TV news cycle, as well as sexism and racism in the workplace. Not every scene is equally funny, of course, but most of the comic antics generate laughs. - USA Today

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug comes out this weekend, but is it worth rushing to see it in theaters? The critics seem to be unsure about that.

The reviews, however, seem to universally believe that Smaug is much better than the first movie, last year's An Unexpected Journey, so there's that.

Also the titular character, a fire-breathing dragon voiced by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, could be worth the price of admission alone.

You can make up your own mind, but here are two of the film's trailers as well as excerpts from critics to give you an idea of what you can expect ...

"Now we have the sequel. And you know? It's livelier and better than its predecessor. The first movie's harrumphing throat-clearing has given way to a swift, imposing adventure boasting several wing-ding action sequences." - Chicago Tribune

"A year ago, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey got the job done, but it was too bright and busy and noisy, with creatures that kept popping up as if out of a jack-in-the-box. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a more grandly somber movie, and also a much better one, with forces of boldly intense and unified malevolence." - Entertainment Weekly

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Let's face it: you were gonna go see Catching Fire no matter what, weren't you?

There's the curiosity about turning the second Hunger Games novel into a big screen feature... there's the awesome Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss... and you have seen Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, right? Hubba. Hubba.

But this can only help the blockbuster's box office: many early reviews are in. And they are positively smoldering!

Scroll down for a look at what glowing things critics from around the country are saying about Catching Fire...

It's like an awesome episode of Survivor All-Stars, except the stakes are so much bigger. -

Catching Fire makes for rousing entertainment in its own right, leaving fans riled and ready to storm the castle. - Variety

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Thor: The Dark World his U.S. theaters this weekend after a monstrous opening abroad, and for what it's worth, the sequel to 2011's Thor meets expectations.

Does the Alan Taylor-directed flick exceed them, though? Can he make the hammer-wielding hero played by Chris Hemsworth any more compelling?

The big-budgent Marvel movie has earned a few jabs from critics for its reliance on CGI and for being dull, while others are more than pleased with it.

Should you check it out, or save it for a rental someday?

Here's a sampling of Thor: The Dark World reviews ...

"Thor: The Dark World may not be thunder from the movie gods, but it is - shock! - an entertaining journey into mystery, action and fun. It cruises where the earlier film lumbered. It has its faults, but this is solidly in the upper sphere of superhero sequels." - N.Y. Daily News

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An old guy buddy comedy starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman, Last Vegas is about what you think it is. At least plot wise.

How are the critics responding to the latest attempt at a movie with a familiar premise, but a different demographic? Can the fab four save a soft script?

Check out what the reviews are saying below, then compare them to the critics' Ender's Game reviews as you decide whether to see either this weekend ...

"A genial Hangover for the AARP set, Last Vegas is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better." - L.A. Times

"It does have these four men. And even if that may not justify a trip to the theater, it will make it a painless rent in a few months." - New Jersey Star-Ledger

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Nearly three decades in the making, the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game hits theaters today. Was it worth the wait, and hype?

The story revolves around a gifted boy drafted into military school in an apocalyptic future. Defending the planet against a coming alien invasion is job one.

Long a favorite of sci-fi readers in the genre, the long-awaited film carries seriously high expectations, and a cast that certainly helped raise them.

Directed by Gavin Hood, Ender's Game stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (as Ender), Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin.

Is it any good, though? Let's see what some critics' Enders Game reviews say ...

"The adaptation is a shallow sci-fi spectacle that almost makes you care." - Hollywood Reporter

"Yet another intriguing, complex, strangely unlikable big-budget experiment destined to thrill the fans and befuddle the rest of us." - Time

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Robert Redford stars in All is Lost, an ambitious and unorthodox effort by J.C. Chandor that sets a new high water mark for the modern cinema version of solitude.

Identified only as “Our Man” in the credits, Redford says almost nothing throughout, and for the duration of the movie, he is the only person in sight.

That's not an exaggeration. In the opening scene, we hear his voice as he composes a letter of apology and farewell. In a flashback, we hear a distress call.

Otherwise, silence.

Given that premise, can it deliver? And what do the critics have to say about All is Lost? Let's take a look at excerpts from some of this week's reviews ...

"You don't have to be a nervous studio executive to know it is a huge risk to hang an entire movie on a script with almost no dialogue and a single, brutally physical role for one actor edging toward 80. But Chandor has turned these limitations into virtues." - L.A. Times

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The remake of Carrie hits theaters today and let's make one thing clear:

This film was worthwhile before its release, due to this amazing Carrie coffee shop prank.

But how does Chloe Grace Moretz fill the iconic role? Will it be a bloody good time for you and your friends?

Check out the trailer below and then scroll down for a look at what various critics are saying about Carrie and compare their take to these glowing 12 Years a Slave reviews...

Its bloodshed may be all dressed up, but it ultimately has nowhere to go. -

With nothing new to offer, "Carrie" is reduced to attempting the impossible: repeating De Palma's long, tense buildup to Carrie's prom, one of the most stylishly executed horror-film sequences in history. - Newsday

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