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Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict - the collaborators and dissidents.
Sci-Fi Thriller - While technically a science fiction thriller, this leans more toward
drama, with its alien invasion element treated more as an
afterthought to the main concern, which is its political allegory.
As such, the audience most likely to enjoy are older adults. Ashton
Sanders and John Goodman get the most screen time while other
familiar faces such as Vera Farmiga have very small roles. Language,
violence, drug use, and sexual content make the film not for kids.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average The thinking behind "Captive State" is admirable. The execution is far from that. Here is a thriller about an alien invasion that mostly avoids mass destruction and firefights. Appearances from aliens are sparse... Thrills of almost any kind, on the other hand, are completely absent.
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