Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict are explored. In a working-class Chicago neighborhood occupied by an alien force for nine years, increased surveillance and the restriction of civil rights have given rise to an authoritarian system - and dissent among the populace.Written by
The countdown audio leading up to Commissioner Igoe's descent (1:10 into the movie) and up to Mulligan's descent (near the end of the movie) is the actual audio from the countdown of the launch of Apollo 11, in 1969. See more »
Security camera footage of Gabriel's interrogation indicates the events of the film are happening in July, but the costumes and scenery throughout the film clearly indicate the story is taking place during winter. See more »
During the beginning of the end credits, a map of the world is shown with listed locations where human rebellions have achieved victory against the aliens, across America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. See more »
Captive State is not the best movie you'll see all year, but it's far from anything bad. It's a unique, intense, highly original (for Hollywood, anyways), and somewhat thought provoking thriller that takes its sweet time getting to something we saw coming. It's a cool, frustrating, decent mess that I actually tolerated and liked.
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