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All Chris Evans Movies Ranked
Even if Chris Evans hadn’t played Captain America in the MCU over the last eight years, there’s all kind of evidence he’s some kind of secret comic book nerd. He played the ice-cool Human Torch in two Fantastic Four movies. He was the comic relief in The Losers. He played a jerk-ass ex-boyfriend of Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Casey Jones was his jam in the animated TMNT movie. And he was on the world’s longest train ride ever in Snowpiercer. And just what do all those movies have in common? Yep: They’re all adaptations of comic panel to the big screen.
When he’s not helping sequential art books go back into print, Evans’ other notable jobs include being in one of the few actually funny parody movies of this century (Not Another Teen Movie), reigniting the sun (Sunshine), and testing the waters of his dream career as a director (Before We Go).
But honestly, playing Steve Rogers, the dorky hot guy in the MCU (as opposed to Mark Ruffalo, who plays the hot dork), takes up so much time, it’s amazing Evans gets anything else done. With Endgame out of the way and Rian Johnson’s Knives Out lined up for this year, we’re looking back on the best Chris Evans movies (and the worst!) ranked by Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 14.364%
Critics Consensus: Hampered by pretension and undermined by unlikable characters, London proves that the novelty of seeing actors play against type isn't enough to rescue a deeply flawed film.
A party becomes a metaphor for the wasted lives of a handful of young hipsters in this edgy independent drama.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 14.153%
Critics Consensus: Playing It Cool pits Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan's easy chemistry against a screenplay that tries too hard to be quirky and clever, and the results are disappointingly lukewarm.
While pretending to be a philanthropist at a charity dinner, the man meets a gorgeous woman named HER (Monaghan). The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 18.507%
Critics Consensus: Neither funny nor suspenseful, this heist / teen flick also fails to explore its potentially socially relevant premise.
Produced by MTV Films, The Perfect Score is a teen crime comedy about a group of high school students who... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26.533%
Critics Consensus: The sci-fi thriller Push is visually flashy but hyperkinetic and convoluted.
Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan takes the helm for this action thriller concerning a group of telekinetic American ex-patriots... [More]
Adjusted Score: 24.694%
Critics Consensus: Fierce People's premise of a teenager studying rich people like animals is grating and self-satisfied, and Anton Yelchin's smug performance makes the film even harder to agree with.
Trapped in his mother's Lower East Side apartment, 16-year-old Finn wants nothing more than to escape New York and spend... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26.896%
Critics Consensus: The comic timing of Anna Faris is sharp as always, but it's wasted away in this predictable, boilerplate comedy.
Anna Faris is Ally Darling, who after reading a magazine article that leads her to believe she's going to be... [More]
Adjusted Score: 27.235%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
BEFORE WE GO, the directorial debut of Chris Evans, follows the journey of two strangers stuck in New York City... [More]
Adjusted Score: 25.439%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Fisher Willow a headstrong young heiress chafes under the constraints of proper Southern society and rebels by asking the impoverished... [More]
Adjusted Score: 33.941%
Critics Consensus: Marred by goofy attempts at wit, subpar acting, and bland storytelling, Fantastic Four is a mediocre attempt to bring Marvel's oldest hero team to the big screen.
Marvel's first family of comic superheroes takes the world by storm as the longest running comic book series in history... [More]
Adjusted Score: 31.803%
Critics Consensus: NATM has some funny moments, but the movie requires the audience to have familiarity with the movies being spoofed and a tolerance for toilet and sexual humor to be truly effective.
Former MTV executive Joel Gallen makes his feature directorial debut with this broad spoof of the popular teen comedy genre,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 37.32%
Critics Consensus: TMNT's art direction is splendid, but the plot is non-existent and the dialogue lacks the irony and goofy wit of the earlier TMNT movies.
The stars have aligned in an ominous sign, and as a legion of malevolent monsters descends upon New York City... [More]
Adjusted Score: 37.878%
Critics Consensus: The Nanny Diaries' miscast lead and unrealistic, one-dimensional characters make this class satire far less effective than it should've been.
A recent college graduate with few job prospects is hired to care for a precocious four-year-old boy in this satirical... [More]
Adjusted Score: 41.349%
Critics Consensus: Street Kings contains formulaic violence but no shred of intelligence.
In the wake of the L.A. riots, an LAPD vice detective who always went above and beyond the call of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 42.293%
Critics Consensus: While an improvement on its predecessor, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is nevertheless a juvenile, simplistic picture that has little benefit beyond its special effects.
The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races... [More]
Adjusted Score: 52.509%
Critics Consensus: The Losers is loud, fast, and unrelentingly violent -- but it's also funny and well-acted, which will make all the difference for some action fans.
Director Sylvain White adapts the Vertigo comic about a team of mercenaries who wage war on the CIA after they're... [More]
Adjusted Score: 51.381%
Critics Consensus: Despite its earnest aspirations to be a thought-provoking sci-fi alternative, Battle for Terra lacks both a cohesive story and polished visuals, and fails to resonate.
When the peaceful inhabitants of the planet Terra come under attack from humans in search of a new home, the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 52.448%
Critics Consensus: There's a compelling story at the heart of Puncture but viewers will have to pierce through the formulaic storytelling to find it.
Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen),... [More]
Adjusted Score: 58.794%
Critics Consensus: Though it's gimmicky and occasionally feels like a high-end cell phone ad, Cellular is also an energetic and twisty thriller.
A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man into a high-stakes race against time to save... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.19%
Critics Consensus: While it deserved stronger direction and a more fully realized script, Michael Shannon's riveting performance in the title role is more than enough to make The Iceman recommended viewing.
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Shannon) from his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 79.844%
Critics Consensus: Gifted isn't quite as bright as its pint-sized protagonist, but a charming cast wrings respectably engaging drama out of a fairly predictable premise.
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.494%
Critics Consensus: Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as an overstuffed but mostly satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor's unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.256%
Critics Consensus: Danny Boyle continues his descent into mind-twisting sci-fi madness, taking us along for the ride. Sunshine fulfills the dual requisite necessary to become classic sci-fi: dazzling visuals with intelligent action.
As the sun begins to dim along with humankind's hope for the future, it's up to a desperate crew of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.102%
Critics Consensus: With plenty of pulpy action, a pleasantly retro vibe, and a handful of fine performances, Captain America is solidly old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment.
Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.834%
Critics Consensus: Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.
Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.476%
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.39%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106.597%
Critics 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.
Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.822%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes' humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies.
Marvel Studios presents Marvel's The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.239%
Critics Consensus: Snowpiercer offers an audaciously ambitious action spectacular for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.
In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life... [More]
Adjusted Score: 120.318%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers... [More]