What to know

critics consensus

A welcome return for director Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space mixes tart B-movie pulp with visually alluring Lovecraftian horror and a dash of gonzo Nicolas Cage. Read critic reviews

You might also like

Where to watch

Show all services

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Color Out of Space Videos

Color Out of Space Photos

Movie Info

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.

Cast & Crew

Nicolas Cage
Nathan Gardner
Joely Richardson
Theresa Gardner
Madeleine Arthur
Lavinia Gardner
Elliot Knight
Ward Phillips
Julian Hilliard
Jack Gardner
Brendan Meyer
Benny Gardner
Richard Stanley
Director
Scarlett Amaris
Screenwriter
Lisa Whalen
Producer
Peter Wong
Executive Producer
Elisa Lleras
Executive Producer
Emma Lee
Executive Producer
Steve Annis
Cinematographer
Brett W. Bachman
Film Editor
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Color Out of Space

Critic Reviews for Color Out of Space

All Critics (206) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (177) | Rotten (29)

  • I found the results authentically nightmarish, perhaps especially thanks to the film's unusual rhythm for horror: not a panicky staccato but a fuzzy-edged, narcotic throb.

    February 17, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A trippy and grotesque vision of the real and unreal colliding in the New England wilderness, energized by memorably out-there effects and its reliably rage-y leading man.

    February 2, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Stylised weirdness can only take you so far, though.

    March 2, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Love it or loathe it, Stanley is trying to do something distinctively his own after all those years in the cold. His movie perhaps has the makings of a cult classic.

    February 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Based on an HP Lovecraft story, it's a fun, messy, hallucinogenic head trip of a movie, shot with cosmic gorgeousness by cult director Richard Stanley.

    February 26, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not as effective as Mandy or The Mist, both of which it evokes at points. But Color Out Of Space is still an audacious and admirably out-there attempt at cosmic horror.

    February 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Color Out of Space

  • Dec 27, 2020
    This was an odd duck of a movie. It starts off with a teenage girl in a Wiccan outfit riding back to her house barefoot on horseback. Nicolas Cage plays her whackadoodle father (a new look for him). Finally we have the stoner brother, nagging mom and precocious younger son to round this functional family out. And then an alien meteor hits the front lawn near the drinking well causing the shit to hit the fan, specifically into a color palette that is part Mandy and part Annilhation. And then it all goes completely to hell (in a good way) with a disturbing/gory (ala The Thing) third act. I have to admit this was fun to watch, but if you want to be really creeped out, read the original HP Lovecraft short story.
    Mark B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2020
    An idiosyncratic horror piece. I'm not entirely sold on some of the weirdness of early scenes, that being said its second half is memorable and effective.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2020
    Colour Out of Space was one of the biggest joys that 2019 cinema brought me. I was genuinely thrilled by it from about fifteen minutes in right up until the credits rolled. Not to mention for several days afterwards.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2020
    Richard Stanley hit the scene with the cult gem Hardware and was primed for big things with The Island of Dr Moreau, but sadly Val Kilmer destroyed that dream. I honestly feel Stanley would've knocked The Island of Dr Moreau out of the park. But, like all gifted filmmakers, they tend to find their feet, and that's the case here. Color Out of Space is an incredibly cerebral experience and right up there with some of my favourite films of the year. Nicolas Cage is quite tame early on, but with all solid Cage performances he gets the opportunity to dial it up to 11. This film is utterly insane and with Stanley now demonstrating his ability for the genre, I only hope he can return much sooner. The film won't appeal to everyone, but if you're a fan of the genre, stop reading this review and track it down. 03/03/2020
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

Color Out of Space Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides