Sacrifices For The Revolution In Captive State

Reviewed by Seren Sensei

Captive State was initially misunderstood. Released in March, it received mixed reviews, described by some critics as ‘murky,’ ‘lugubrious,’ and ‘unexciting.’ Despite star turns by bubbling young upstart Ashton Sanders (Moonlight, Native Son), indie darling Jonathan Majors (The Last Black Man In San Francisco), and industry veteran John Goodman, it grossed only $8 million against a $25 million dollar budget, making it a box-office bomb. But I believe this film will develop a cult following over the years. It’s depiction of a…