• Captive State (2019)

Captive State

Release Date: March 15th, 2019

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

After 10 years of extraterrestrial occupation, residents of Chicago must decide whether to continue to live under alien rule or support the resistance. When young Gabriel Drummond joins the insurgency, he soon finds himself under careful scrutiny from a shadowy figure who's trying to crush the rebellion and its plans for freedom.

Cast: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, James Ransone, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Genres: Thriller , Science fiction

Production Co: Lightfuse & Gettaway

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Escape, Intense, Quest, Suspenseful, Fall, Office, Rivalry, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Alan NgFilm Threat

    Rather than an over-reliance on special effects, Captive State thrives on the riveting performances from specifically from John Goodman. This is a cat-and-mouse game between the authoritarian pawns of the aliens with immense technological power and the resistance hiding in plain sight. This is one of those films that will have you thinking in the end. show more

  • 25
    Carlos AguilarTheWrap

    Lacking poignancy at every level, what could have been a moderately exciting, if unoriginal, occupation thriller instead becomes a muddled and dispirited disappointment from the director who once earned high praise for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” show more

  • 30
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Visually murky, choppily edited and lacking both narrative clarity and well-defined characterizations, Captive State is a deeply frustrating viewing experience. It seems to be straining mightily for a future cult status which it doesn't deserve. show more

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