Colonia Reviews

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February 20, 2019
It's clear that Gallenberger is well-intentioned but his film trivialises what was a terrible reality.
August 6, 2018
Yet, even with cinema-savvy actors Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl, Colonia can't quite seem to gain the traction needed to be a standout film.
March 28, 2018
In the first place, [the film] ruins the historical context in pursuit of a story about the triumph of love weighed down by cheap sentimentality... [Full review in Spanish]
January 20, 2018
[Emma Watson] has already shown that she can play other dramatic roles besides Hermione Granger... [Full review in Spanish]
September 21, 2017
The problem with the film is its lack of details.
January 27, 2017
A routine thriller that results in coldness, remoteness, distance and indifference despite efforts. [Full review in Spanish]
January 23, 2017
A kind of romantic intrigue thriller starring a young couple housed in hell. Superficial, indolent and at times ridiculously melodramatic. [Full review in Spanish]
January 2, 2017
An effective thriller.
January 2, 2017
This is a well-meaning effort that never really convinces -- not helped by underpowered performances.
December 6, 2016
What Colonia attempts to do is admirable, though it unfortunately comes up transparently empty.
November 10, 2016
A flawed and bland movie unable to pull something out of the way. [Full review in Spanish]
October 10, 2016
Watson gives a serious, determined mien to her character.
September 13, 2016
This is an involving, important depiction of a grim, underreported period in Chile's history.
July 4, 2016
It's a glib trivialisation of one of the grimmer chapters of Chilean history.
July 1, 2016
The Colony has decent enough production values but still feels silly and overwrought.
July 1, 2016
Its main appeal is the sheer madness of the story, particularly Nyqvist's mentalist performance.
July 1, 2016
A watchable but clearly fictionalised account.
June 30, 2016
Read the story on Wikipedia - you'll get more fulfilment.
June 30, 2016
Very silly stuff: but of some value as a quasi-historical footnote.
June 29, 2016
There is no denying the richness to this quite remarkable set of events, as a breathtaking narrative unfolds that you can't quite believe is real - yet Gallenberger insists on devaluing his project with a distinctly overstated approach.
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