The Colony Reviews

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
September 17, 2013
The Colony could have been something so much more, but copy-cat genre blandness instead leaves viewers out in the cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2013
The film strands its archetypal characters in a featureless danger zone and gives them overly familiar dialogue borrowed from a dozen other B-movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
September 16, 2013
Greedily tries to cram every dystopian curse into one misbegotten plot, resulting in something wildly disjointed, even if its pieces arguably connect.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
September 19, 2013
Even those trapped and bored in a bunker, surrounded by frozen waste, would tire of this unoriginal sci-fi/horror hybrid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
September 19, 2013
Nothing in The Colony feels real. Not the emotions, the settings, the characters or even the cannibals.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 18, 2013
Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne certainly add to the experience, but this is not a substantial enterprise, requiring a few extra beats of storytelling and panic to pass as a full cinematic meal.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 20, 2013
A screaming, lunging, chomping chase movie that has nothing new to bring to a genre that just won't die.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 25, 2013
The Colony is a blue-bin blockbuster, a collection of recycled ideas of sci-fi thrillers past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 24, 2013
Dull and formulaic, it's yet another wannabe post-apocalyptic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 20, 2013
It's somewhat low-rent and thoroughly humorless - hey, the future's not funny - and, in the manner of the genre, adamantly bleak.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 19, 2013
Charlotte Sullivan looks really, really cute in blond dreadlocks. But she can't save the movie, nor can her impressive costars, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegers, and Laurence Fishburne.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
September 16, 2013
A longer running time would have served the movie better as well as less reliance on movie clichés and idiocies.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
October 6, 2013
Rote sci-fi dogma fails this flick well before the finish line.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2013
Survival tale in the next ice age is dull and derivative.
Jason Gorber
TwitchFilm
April 25, 2013
The Colony isn't good, and it isn't terrible. It is, unfortunately, pretty forgettable, and for that I'm almost more disappointed than if it had been either end of the spectrum.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
January 11, 2014
Rather than watching tough survivors taking on a deadly foe, we are watching something more akin to a low achieving mouse trying to fight off a gang of militant carpet beetles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 14, 2013
[Blu-ray Review] A pretty standard post-apocalyptic thriller, economical but unsure of what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 19, 2013
Becomes yet another run-from-the-ghouls exercise, cheapening decent work by a good cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 23, 2013
Fishburne's not enough to save this recycled, post-apocalyptic actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
April 25, 2013
The whole enterprise is reduced to the lowest common denominator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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