Critics have seen Captain Marvel ahead of its release on March 8, and based on the early reactions on social media, the film is going to rock.

These aren't full reviews, but rather quick reactions following a screening shown to press on Tuesday. So far, it sounds like the superhero is soaring higher, further, faster as one of the best Marvel movies yet.

In particular, critics are smitten by Brie Larson's portrayal of Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel), and how Marvel has handled her origin story. There's also plenty of praise for Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, the latter of whom plays a Skull named Talos.

But perhaps the most surprising praise was reserved for Goose the cat, who is described as a "scene-stealer."

Below are a few reactions from press who saw Captain Marvel, which hits theaters on March 8. For more on Captain Marvel, here's everything you need to know.