Captive State Reviews

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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.
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 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 27, 2019
I felt like I came in at the middle of the movie. The aliens had taken over and the revolution had begun. And it all went downhill from there. BUT it is always good to see John Goodman and Vera Farmiga in a film.
March 27, 2019
A complete and total misfire...
March 27, 2019
With a premise filled with potential and talent both in front of and behind the screen, Captive State is an unfortunate disappointment.
March 24, 2019
Captive State feels labored in murkiness and confusion...another derivative disaster movie basically flexing a basic bicep of puff-piece paranoia.
March 22, 2019
Squanders a concept, a setting, and a cast on some inexplicably incoherent storytelling, kissed by flagrantly ugly, illegible cinematography.
March 21, 2019
It's a pity the tropes of an oppressed 99% fighting an effectively unseen 1% seem to overshadow any credible renderings of sympathetic heroes or compelling villains.
March 21, 2019
The action saves Rupert Wyatt's sci-fi allegory from its one-dimensional characters
March 21, 2019
It was as if there was an original (and probably lengthy) cut of Captive State that was shown to executives and was then remade in post-production.
March 21, 2019
Viewers are introduced to seemingly more characters than were found in the entire 57 seasons of the TV soap opera Guiding Light.
March 20, 2019
[Captive State is] off-brand Blomkamp, a movie that is reminiscent of that director's work without quite rising to his level of execution...an adequate piece of sci-fi entertainment with occasional whispers of greater possibility.
March 20, 2019
Captive State is two hours of connect-the-dots plot devices leading to a payoff that wants to be a twist, but ends up being an eye-roll.
March 19, 2019
The interesting ideas and "trust no one" atmosphere, sadly, cannot save CAPTIVE STATE.
March 18, 2019
The premise seems timely and provocative, but rarely does that translate to consistent suspense.
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