Captain Fantastic has a few cute moments, but overall it’s contrived and full of artifice. A completely broken film; generously, 4/10.
On a related note — I’ve talked before about annual trends, and there’s an interesting one that’s developed this year: that of tongue-in-cheek survival in the wilderness: So far, Hunt for the Wilderpeople was the most successful of these; besides Captain Fantastic there was Swiss Army Man.
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Comparison Notes: Short Term 12