Although offbeat and uneven, "C.S.A." is sufficiently engaging to hold the viewer’s interest and provoke discussion.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-01-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter
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