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It?s closer in spirit to the last Wolverine film [Logan] - a desperate tale of identity, with Vers [Larson] honing her powers by working to figure out, along with the audience, who she actually is.

Read review Owen Gleiberman
The Telegraph

Marvel films are all about anticipation: they?re designed to make you crave the next helping before you?ve even swallowed the current one. But this is the first in a while that I?ve found myself immediately hungry to revisit.

Read review Robbie Collin
Screen Daily

Brie Larson gives Carol the right mixture of sweetness, humour and swagger, underlining the film?s message of self-empowerment with a light touch.

Read review Tim Grierson
Time Out

Even within the MCU itself, you can locate fiercer, more complex women (Elizabeth Olsen?s tortured Scarlet Witch comes to mind), and while 'Room' and 'Short Term 12' star Brie Larson is certainly capable of expressing wire-taut uncertainty, she?s a bit stranded in the rubber suit, playing a role that gives her scant opportunity to be human. It seems beneath her.

Read review Joshua Rothkopf
The Washington Post

The emotional pull of 'Captain Marvel' lies not in its often befogged title character, but in its far more charismatic ancillary figures.

Read review Ann Hornaday
The A.V. Club

While some of the most compelling movies in the MCU cycle (...) have rested on the shoulders of heroes who understood their own symbolism, Larson?s photon-blasting spacefarer remains a blank slate.

Read review Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

'Captain Marvel' is acceptably entertaining, and already it has gotten the kind of inadvertent advance marketing a studio - in this case, Disney - can only hope for.

Read review Stephanie Zacharek

We could ask ourselves why Fury gets so many screen-time in a movie that should focus on the superhero - maybe giving importance to a loved character just in case the new one doesn't fit?

Read review Mireia Mullor
The Wrap

Brie Larson is a perfect fit for Carol.

Read review April Wolf
Vanity Fair

Larson does a surprisingly muted riff on superhero dynamism. She?s arch and clever and very strong, but she?s also quiet, a mellow presence that sometimes gets drowned out by all the clamor surrounding her. It?s not an unsuccessful performance, exactly, but it is a weird one.

Read review Richard Lawson

It's a funny and touching adventures movie, with shape issues (...). Funny, but there's not much to see there: Carol Danvers should've flown higher.

Read review Yago García
The Guardian

The film hinges on a fierce performance from Brie Larson, though I think it could have showcased her in a stronger, clearer starring role and assigned her more of the script?s funny lines.

Read review Peter Bradshaw
The Hollywood Reporter

The picture is not dull, exactly, just mundane, marked by unimaginative plotting, cut-rate villains, a bland visual style and a lack of elan in every department.

Read review Todd McCarthy

The result is an origin story that desperately tries to disguise the fact that it?s an origin story.

Read review David Ehrlich
New York Post

Nearly every aspect of this film is half-baked. An anti-war message that?s introduced believes itself to be wise and sophisticated, but is actually naive and overly simple. And the movie desperately wants to be a feminist rallying cry, but does little to earn that role outside of having a female main character and playing No Doubt?s ?I?m Just A Girl? during one of the fight scenes.

Read review Johnny Oleksinski