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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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We all have moments in life in which we feel like a monster... That high concept resonates in this fantasy-meets-black comedy gem, an art-house curiosity about personal failings, redemption and giant monsters that seems destined for cult status.
Instead of playing Miss Perfect, Hathaway's playing a woman smart enough to know she's made a mess of her life and is trying to fix things. That refreshing turn makes this odd film so oddly compelling and funny.
While Hathaway and Sudeikis, plus Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson as Oscar's boozy pals, are strong here, and the CG monster has a fair bit of CG personality, Colossal is perhaps slightly undone by its own peculiarity.
It's unique creative spirit alone makes it a film well worth discovering and exploring, and while it's only getting a small release to start with, it's a film that will and most definitely should find an audience that will love it.
There have been many recent films with giant monsters fighting each other, and Colossal is better than most because it runs in the opposite direction of grand spectacle. The stakes are more intimate, in a way, so they are also more acutely felt.
Colossal mixes metaphor, dark comedy, and tragedy into a powerful statement about the nature of addiction. Though it staggers a bit in the middle, this is a poignant film that never preaches, often inspires, and always fascinates.