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Captive State (2019)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 March 2019 (USA)
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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.

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Rupert Wyatt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... William Mulligan
Ashton Sanders ... Gabriel Drummond
Jonathan Majors ... Rafe Drummond
Vera Farmiga ... Jane Doe
Kevin Dunn ... Commissioner Eugene Igoe
James Ransone ... Patrick Ellison
Alan Ruck ... Charles Rittenhouse
Madeline Brewer ... Rula
Machine Gun Kelly ... Jurgis (as Colson Baker)
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Kermode
Ben Daniels ... Daniel
Caitlin Ewald ... Anita
Lawrence Grimm ... Evan Hayes
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Eddie the Priest
Elena Marisa Flores ... Flores (as Elena Flores)
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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.

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This is no longer our planet. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief language and drug material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,131,525, 17 March 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,420,530, 18 March 2019
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John Goodman's first collaboration with Rupert Wyatt since The Gambler (2014). See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Wonder Park/Captive State (2019) See more »

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Enjoyed it Overall
18 March 2019 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

I went into this movie largely bilind. I saw a trailer but either I wasn't paying much attention or it didn't really give away anything. In either case I was a bit shocked at the opening scene when these aliens decimated a married couple.

"Captive State" was an alien invasion movie. Where this was different than most such movies was that the human beings surrendered. With the surrender of all humanity it ushered in a new era of an alien ruled earth with lower crime and lower unemployment. Police largely acted on behalf of the aliens called "the legislature." This is not to indicate that Earth was some blissful place because it was anything but.

This movie tears you in different directions emotionally and mentally. The fighter in me wanted to see a widespread all-out attack on our new masters but the self-preservationist in me wanted peace and security. It's a gritty movie with a series of small subtle movements. The little coordinated movement of would be insurgents was gripping. The movie conveyed a sense of the magnitude of the takeover as well as the extent of the alien grip on society.

In some ways the movie was frustrating simply because of my own expectations. Once I let go of my expectations I was able to let the movie take me where it wanted to take me. Overall I enjoyed it even if the American in me was looking for some more fireworks.


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