Captive State Reviews

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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.
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.
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]
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 28, 2019
A somewhat intricate, tangled plot. [Full review in Spanish]
March 28, 2019
Captive State is a high-speed rollercoaster ride that's more political thriller than science fiction fantasy and worth seeing.
March 21, 2019
Captive State is crisply edited and propulsive, with a minimalist driving score that underlines the urgency and enhances the tension.
March 21, 2019
At its best, Captive State blends imaginative science-fiction with the caliber of detail-oriented espionage you might find in an Alan J. Pakula film.
March 21, 2019
The top-notch, poorly titled Captive State by Rupert Wyatt of Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the first feature film to acutely deliver the mood of fear in the Trump era.
March 18, 2019
It's a shame that its studio didn't more heavily market Captive State. Smart, layered, tense, well-executed sci-fi like this should be nurtured in movie theaters.
March 18, 2019
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.
March 18, 2019
It's detached and top-heavy, but still engrossing for a large percentage of the run time, with Wyatt at least working to do something different with the alien attack routine.
March 17, 2019
Captive State somehow feels authentic in its far-fetched approach, offering a unique spin on a genre that's been mangled one too many times
March 17, 2019
Writers [Rupert] Wyatt and Erica Beeney, have created a dystopian thriller that keeps your full attention until its heart-stopping conclusion.
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
Geeky, serious sci-fi told with a straight face... A bit overlong, but the earnest intensity had me hooked for most of it.
March 15, 2019
In a world of sequels, prequels, remakes, and mass consumed pablum, we need filmmakers who are willing to roll the dice and break the rules. Wyatt does and comes up big with Captive State
March 15, 2019
The film might have better performed if it consisted of more than a smattering of good but relatively isolated ideas.
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