Captive State Reviews

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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.
March 16, 2019
Overall it's a mess, compounded by murky CGI and some unrealistic performances.
March 16, 2019
An unsatisfying potluck of quasi-relevant, frustration-inducing ideas.
March 16, 2019
Goodman, Dunn and Farmiga play even the more ridiculous elements straight, as if they're in a cop movie. The younger actors are all terrific as well.
March 15, 2019
Unfortunately, character development is perfunctory and unsatisfactory. We're watching a bunch of pawns on a filmmaker's chessboard.
March 15, 2019
The central plot development...is galvanizing in theory but mostly just confusing in practice.
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.
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