Camp X-Ray (2014)
Critic Consensus: Camp X-Ray's treatment of its subject verges on the shallow, but benefits greatly from a pair of impressive performances from Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi.
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Camp X-Ray raises quite a few fascinating questions about power, sexism, and war, yet fails to explore them in any real depth. More troubling still, it's a character study that does little in the way of character development.
It's invigorated, somewhat, by strong central performances from actors on opposite sides of a locked steel door.
Writer-director Peter Sattler... grounds his story in the cold operational detail of Gitmo, showing how the soldiers there administer the legal limbo of indefinite detention and insulate themselves from the cruelty and injustice of what they're doing.
On another movie, the high-corn finale might have worked; here, it just feels patently false.
Has a great idea behind it - a young female soldier assigned guard duty at Guantanamo Bay forms a kinship with one of the incarcerated Muslims - but first-time writer-director Peter Sattler doesn't go anywhere interesting with that notion.
Audience Reviews for Camp X-Ray
A drama centered around an army guard stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Camp X-Ray is slow paced at times but still delivers a powerful piece in this post 9/11 era. Kirsten Stewart is cold, silent, and emotional throughout, carrying this movie the majority of the times as her surrounding cast (save Peyman Moaadi, the inmate she interacts with) offers very few contributions. None the less, X-Ray is a quiet, straight forward film that sheds light to a subject that has and will continue to effect us as modern terrorism has become prevalent to all our lives.
Slow moving, trying to push an agenda. Never really looks into the reasons why these prisoners were really put there, just how inhumane it is to imprison them. The viewer is hit over the head with this agenda about 1/2 way through to the point where it becomes unviewable. I like Kristen Stewart as an actress but this was not my favorite movie of hers.
This could be the film that shows the world that Kristen Stewart actually can act. An interesting, if somewhat fictitious story about a prison guard, isolated and outcast from her peers, striking a friendship with a terrorist subject charged with 9/11. Engaging and very well done.
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