Captive State

Captive State

Captive State

John Goodman and Vera Farmiga star in this sci-fi thriller set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force. From director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

2018110 minsUSA
Science FictionThriller
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Gritty Sci-fi

A gritty dark sci-fi. Better than what the critics would have you believe. A story of the resistance, of people fighting on after the ruling elite have surrendered to an alien invasion. The ruling elite becoming the puppets of an evil force - the collaborators, much like the Vichy French in WW2. Sure the story was not told well in parts and easy to get lost...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

An audacious and suspenseful thriller about resistance fighters waging an underdog campaign against occupying extraterrestrials.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Captive State is imperfectly constructed, at times frustratingly so, but it's trying, doggedly, to do something different and given the bland efficiency of so many wide-releasing sci-fi movies, that's hard to fault.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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In "Captive State" aliens have taken over the world (as they will), but it's the viewers stuck watching this messy, lugubrious sci-fi thriller who may feel like the ones being held captive.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Visually murky, choppily edited and lacking both narrative clarity and well-defined characterizations, Captive State is a deeply frustrating viewing experience.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

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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.

0
Variety

Variety

press

An audacious and suspenseful thriller about resistance fighters waging an underdog campaign against occupying extraterrestrials.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Captive State is imperfectly constructed, at times frustratingly so, but it's trying, doggedly, to do something different and given the bland efficiency of so many wide-releasing sci-fi movies, that's hard to fault.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

In "Captive State" aliens have taken over the world (as they will), but it's the viewers stuck watching this messy, lugubrious sci-fi thriller who may feel like the ones being held captive.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Visually murky, choppily edited and lacking both narrative clarity and well-defined characterizations, Captive State is a deeply frustrating viewing experience.

0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

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.

0

Gritty Sci-fi

A gritty dark sci-fi. Better than what the critics would have you believe. A story of the resistance, of people fighting on after the ruling elite have surrendered to an alien invasion. The ruling elite becoming the puppets of an evil force - the collaborators, much like the Vichy French in WW2. Sure the story was not told well in parts and easy to get...

4.0
0