For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
745 Ratings

Captain Marvel

Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
United States, 2019
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure


Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Captain Marvel Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Women’s anger is finally being recognized as a political force, a comprehensive social reckoning, and its own genre across all forms of media, as driven and typified by the Strong Female Protagonist.
March 27, 2019
Read full article
What used to be thought of as superior feminine intuition is replaced here by boyish aggression and dissatisfied spoiling for a fight. Captain Marvel messes up Women’s History Month because its juvenile story goes against the feminine confidence that Inger Stevens showed 50 years ago in 5 Card Stud when she told Dean Martin, “If I wanted to kill a man, I wouldn’t have to use a gun.”
March 20, 2019
Read full article
It’s hard for a character whose fluid identity is inherent in the story to compete with a pop-culture icon who’s lasted since 1941… but when the space battles start, this Captain Marvel at least stays in the game.
March 11, 2019
Read full article

What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    Did love the MacGyverism of jury-rigging a GameBoy to use a phone booth as a means to make a long-distance multimedia call.

  • Palmat's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    An Ok but middling effort that apes the blandness and lacklustre spirit of the action and sci-fi movies of the 90´s. It's competently made but lacks urgency, vision and a voice of its own. And for the first marvel movie with a woman at the center this is a sure misfire. I seriously hope that they step up their game for Black Widow cause this does not cut it, female hero or not...

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    A perfectly adequate superhero film and that's what's so frustrating about it. The problem is that the directors are unwilling to double down on the sci-fi genre elements. Afraid of being seen as too geeky, they try to 'ground' the film & make it more 'elliptical'; sapping some of the fun out of it. Captain Marvel is serviceable entertainment but with different directors at the helm, it could've been something great.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    It's hard to tell if Marvel is competent or merely content that even their middling efforts have a chance at breaking box office records. "Captain Marvel's" first act does a pitiful job of establishing why the audience should care about Danvers or have a stake in its Kree vs. Skrull conflict. The film finds its footing once it becomes a buddy cop flick, but should we demand more from our $150 million entertainment?

  • Ethan's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson explodes off the screen in this fun comic book movie that delivers on action, laughs, and social commentary. Never a dull moment in this sci-fi, buddy comedy, road picture, with a strong feminist message and a killer 90s soundtrack. A nice addition to Marvel Cinematic Universe and an all around good film.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    7 March 2019 Imax. The latest from the Marvel machine is a solid enough entry which both thrills and entertains but somehow fails to measure up to the high marks in the 20 plus film series. Brie Larson is quite good as the title character with able support from the rest of the cast but the film's direction seems uninspired and often flat.

  • Not A Sexy Vampire's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    Kinda disappointing. I had high expectations as Brie Larson as the lead in a superhero movie is thrilling, yet the film is flat with unexciting action scenes and predictable twists. Its feminism is very much of the 90s girl power era (most notably in a very on the nose song choice) lacking nuance. Goose steals every scene, as cats often do. Most emotional resonance comes from the credits' Infinity War fall-out scene.

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Captain Marvel

    The bland, repetitive and plain boring Marvel CGI fest continues with yet another painfully safe installment. Cinema is often at its finest when it's just two people in a room, talking, and that's what I liked most here. Larson and Jackson have great chemistry and I wished the movie would be just the two talking about duct tape, cats, and alien life.

Related films