Captive State

2019 | 109 minutes | Rated PG-13

Charles Mudede wrote in anticipation of this film: "One of two stars to emerge from Barry Jenkins's 2016 film Moonlight is Ashton Sanders—the other being, of course, Mahershala Ali. Sanders, who is 23, has a face that communicates the struggle of a soul that is continually torn between rage and submission. It is this quality that gave the final classroom scene (attacking a bully) in Moonlight its electrifying power. In Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Sanders plays a young man who is considering joining a resistance movement against an alien power that rules in the United States in much the same way that the Trump administration does: with lies." Unfortunately, according to critical reviews, the movie is "a mess."


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Film Credits
Rupert Wyatt
John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, James Ransone, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer, Machine Gun Kelly, Kevin O'Connor, Ben Daniels, Kiki Layne, D.B. Sweeney