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3.7 of 5 from 471 ratings
1h 54min
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Synopsis:
Ben (Viggo Mortensen), a devoted father of six, dedicates himself to raising his children in an unconventional lifestyle that is far removed from society. When they are forced to leave their self-created paradise and drive across the country to reunite with family, both Ben and his children find themselves mystified and intrigued by the outside world. As Ben is forced to question what it means to be a parent, his children begin to discover a new and extraordinary world that they never knew existed.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Lynette Howell Taylor, Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat
Writers:
Matt Ross
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Comedy, Drama
Awards:

2016 Cannes Un Certain Regard Directing Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
23/01/2017
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Captain Fantastic'
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/01/2017
Run Time:
119 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Captain Fantastic'

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Reviews (6) of Captain Fantastic

General Excellence let down by Major Flaws - Captain Fantastic review by AM

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Updated 22/10/2019

Where to start?

Imagine a world where The Dude did not grow up to be a ten-pin bowling obsessed hippie in the Big Lebowski, but instead sired 6 children who were home educated in in bohemian ideals using almost military work ethic, living off grid virtually cut-off from normal society. This is the starting point for Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen in the lead role. Forced to leave their home after a tragedy, the film works best when it is just Viggo and the children. Together the family amplify the ideals so often shown in films (the hugely intelligent, charismatic hippy with all the answers) and the contradictory amount of work and near brainwashing used to achieve it, Where it works least when they meet other characters. These are almost invariably cartoon cut-out stereotypes, reacting in incredibly predictable ways. More depth to these encounters would have added so much more.

This is a four star film. I enjoyed it. It entertained me. It is, in part, really well acted. It wants to be better than it is, it tries incredibly hard to say more than it can; ultimately it just doesn't quite deliver. But better this film than a hollywood rom-com any night of the week.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant! - Captain Fantastic review by ZB

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25/11/2017

A real treat! Captain Fantastic presents an alternative to the typical american family comedy, a family living off the grid and faced with all the struggles you would expect live in such a place - really enjoyable from start to finish.

Makes you question your own way of living.

Recommend!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Not Quite What I expected - Captain Fantastic review by Cato

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27/11/2017

I was rather looking forward to this film - the title looked like it was going to be a couple of hours of fun. No such thing. In fact it turned out to be anything but. The story involved a domineering father who wanted to make all of his children do everything he thought they should in his alternative quasi hippy way of living. Of course it didn't work, but I won't go any further, as it might spoil things

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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