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      The Captain

      Released Jul 27, 2018 1h 58m History Drama War TRAILER for The Captain: Trailer 1 List The Captain: Trailer 1 The Captain: Trailer 1 1:59 View more videos
      83% Tomatometer 53 Reviews 84% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A German army deserter finds a Nazi captain's abandoned uniform during the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority it suddenly grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers that cedes to his every command -- despite the suspicions of some. Citing direct orders from Hitler himself, he soon takes command of a camp that holds German soldiers accused of desertion -- and begins to dispense harsh justice. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The Captain makes chillingly persuasive points about the dark side of human nature -- and underscores how little certain tendencies ever really change.

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Director Robert Schwentke shoots in black and white, yet the story is strictly black, giving little insight into the cruel, impressively coolheaded Herold (Max Hubacher) except that he's incensed at the German retreat. Mar 11, 2020 Full Review April Wolfe Village Voice Hubacher's performance is a masterful physical feat. Oct 22, 2018 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) Captures the moment when fear and chaos bite and the ordered military existence crumbles into savagery and base urges. Rated: 5/5 Sep 22, 2018 Full Review Dominic Griffin Spectrum Culture Schwentke's made one of the best films of his career here, but it still winds up a superficial exercise. Rated: 2.75/5 Jul 17, 2019 Full Review Peter Sobczynski eFilmCritic.com When it is all said and done, it is the kind of film that one can easily shrug off when it is over, something that one might think would be impossible given the source material. Feb 21, 2019 Full Review Nick Johnston Vanyaland [It's] an engrossing horror-drama about the mask - or, well, the uniform - of sanity and what happens when it's given the legal authority to slip. Dec 10, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ty N This movie is absolutely dark. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review Audience Member Brutal, realistic movie. Seemed like a good portrayal of end of the war from the German side. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/19/23 Full Review Joe M I'm not sure if it's for everyone because some scenes are disturbing but I enjoy it. It's also in German but I dont mind english subtitles. It's based on a real life story and kept me interested the entire movie. One of the most interesting stories I've heard in a while. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/18/23 Full Review Jason B A gloriously dark and harrowing piece of cinema. Beautifully directed, incredible cast, with just a hint of black comedy to ease some of the stories heavy themes. This film should have won many awards but I don't think many people in the US heard of it, let alone saw it. I was shocked who directed it because it is levels above anything he's done. Incredible! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/04/23 Full Review lee w Good insight into that period with with an eye toward military accuracy and some interesting twists. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review James E While a very good film, it completely ignores the main character's back story. This leaves the viewer wondering why Willi has such a bloodlust for German deserters. It only makes sense if you know that he was a trained paratrooper, a veteran of 2 years of hard combat. At the same time, he was a pathological liar and probably quite mad. There was a lot of really interesting stuff in his life that was skipped over. It's a good movie, but it doesn't really tell the story. It just gives you a blurry snapshot of a short period of time in what was actually a much more interesting life. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/20/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A German army deserter finds a Nazi captain's abandoned uniform during the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority it suddenly grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers that cedes to his every command -- despite the suspicions of some. Citing direct orders from Hitler himself, he soon takes command of a camp that holds German soldiers accused of desertion -- and begins to dispense harsh justice.
      Director
      Robert Schwentke
      Producer
      Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
      Screenwriter
      Robert Schwentke
      Distributor
      Music Box Films
      Production Co
      Filmgalerie 451, Opus Film, Alfama Films
      Genre
      History, Drama, War
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 27, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 27, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $108.6K
      Runtime
      1h 58m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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