Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest lives devoted dad Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his six kids. Ben has dedicated his life to raising extraordinary children with a rigorous physical and intellectual education, and a primal connection to the natural world. When a tragedy strikes, the family is forced to leave. Suddenly the children must face the excitement and the perils of an unfamiliar outside world while Ben is compelled to reexamine his idea of what it means to be a parent.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes, coarse language and nudity118 minsUSA
Drama

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Captain Fantastic / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Viggo Mortensen stars as Ben, a back-to-basics dad raising his family way off grid, in a cabin deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. When his wife dies, the kooky family sets off to carry out her wishes and spare her the Christian funeral her parents plan.

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Variety

Variety

Should connect in a major way with those looking to be swept up and moved by such a fundamental human experience.

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Time Out

Time Out

Captures something brainy and bullheaded about Mortensen that feels true.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Mortensen, whose intensity has the sting of possession, has a way of making you believe his characters can do whatever they set their minds to: fly, leap over buildings, save the world.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Finely wrought and inventive, Captain Fantastic surely earns the lofty praise of its title.

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Stuff

Stuff

The first time I saw it I walked away feeling quite moved. It was only the second time around – and there's not many films I find the time to see twice – that the flaws and omissions became unbearable.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Ben Cash might be a deeply flawed character. But he remains fascinating throughout and Mortensen's portrayal of him is perfect.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

In largely succumbing to the very complacency its characters claim to abhor, it turns out to be - I hate to say it - a far less interesting movie than it appears.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Crowdpleasing for the right kind of crowd, but about as radical as a kale crisp.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A fiercely original, pleasantly unpredictable character piece. This is a gang of outsiders with something valuable to say about the world we live in.

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