CAMP X-RAY is Kristen Stewart’s Strongest Performance to Date – Movie Review

Camp X-Ray is a politically charged drama from writer/director Peter Sattler. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Lane Garrison, John Carroll Lynch, JJ Soria, Payman Maadi, and Julia Duffy.

I was able to see an advance screening of the film and was impressed by the can see why the film was an official selection of 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The performances by Stewart, Maadi and Garrison are powerful and raw. This is Stewart’s best performance to date, and will hopefully open her up for more demanding roles.

Keep reading to listen to my audio review of the film:


A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. As two people on opposite sides of a war, they struggle to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. In the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.


Watch the trailer here:

IFC Films will release Camp X-Ray in limited theaters on October 28.

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