Captive State Reviews
November 14, 2020
The first major surprise of 2019, Rupert Wyatt's sleeper is an uncommonly smart piece of science fiction that, like all great genre pieces, has a potent subtext.
October 19, 2020
Captive State's performances and lucid production design aren't enough to save it. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 30, 2020
And it would've made for an entirely satisfying dialectical film, too, if it weren't for those meddling writers and their need to shed moral clarity on Mulligan's actions.
May 12, 2020
A thriller that holds no mercy when portraying us as humiliated pawns. No specificity is required to be effective. [Full review in Spanish].
March 25, 2020
The sci-fi thriller offers a few neat thrills and plenty of nagging questions.
August 19, 2019
It meets expectations with the help of a compelling cast, who elevate the material with their performances as the world falls apart around them.
August 17, 2019
Captive State offers some unique and thoughtful concepts but lacks any sense of character or story to back it all up.
July 10, 2019
I did not enjoy the process of watching this film.
June 18, 2019
Featuring a truly great alien character design and at least 45 truly quality minutes, Captive State is a modestly entertaining affair with an aftertaste so delicious, you'll be frustrated the meal you ate didn't taste as good as your belch afterwards.
May 8, 2019
There are some good ideas at the heart of Captive State and sometimes they work well. But too often, the good gets tangled and twisted up in unnecessary B-story and plotting that ruminates when it should be on the move.
April 30, 2019
A small budget movie trying to tell a large scale post-apocalyptic story that's beyond the filmmakers budget and capabilities.
April 10, 2019
While entertaining, the film suffers most from a lack of introspection.
April 8, 2019
The film finds a credible way to tell the story of a global conquest. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 4, 2019
Captive State is a frustrating movie: it could have been one of the great sci fi surprises of the year, unfortunately it didn't live up to its own ambition. [Full review in Spanish]
April 3, 2019
An original proposal among a sea of sequels, adaptations and spin-offs, however, it is lost among the ambition to achieve a sci-fi political thriller. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 3, 2019
... too much story to tell with no affordable way to tell it... what we ended up with was a low-budget Battlefield Earth.
April 2, 2019
Captive State skims the surface on the issues of resistance and systemic oppression, and due to scattered plotting, we never get to dive too deeply into any of it.
March 28, 2019
Whether our streets are under assault by alien insects or craven speculators, if a filmmaker shows the places we know and love, we will care about the story's fate, no matter how far-fetched.