Atom User Reviews for Captive State
One hour and 49 minutes I will never get back! Some critics stated it was “incoherent.” I agree.
Don’t waste your time, this is easily the most unfulfilling movie I’ve ever seen. It’s like watching a single TV show episode, and you missed every episode before and you don’t get to see any episodes after. Seriously, who would make a movie this sucky?
There's not many reviews out, but I'd recommend watching Captive State. Chicago is the perfect backdrop for a dystopian sci-fi movie, and the movie plays out like an extended Black Mirror episode.
Definitely kept me thinking
Terrible ending, like they ran out of money. Could have been so much more, way to secretive until the end. And never recovered. An unbelievable waste of time. Almost as bad as the perfect storm.
It has little action scenes and is more of a drama. But interesting storyline.
A lot of really boring nothing followed by 5 minutes of action
Ending was lame, gave me motion sickness cuz of how they filmed it and would not see it again.
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.
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.”
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.