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Colossal Reviews

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April 27, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 27, 2017
Audiences would be missing out on something really special here if they overlook the emotional punch Colossal packs out...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2017
Stakes its claim as one of the better and unique monster movies to stomp its way across the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2017
Hathaway is fierce, funny, pathetic and affecting, getting to access the full strength of her monstrous talent.
April 21, 2017
The ending is both unexpected and exactly right, with a last line that's priceless and a reaction shot from Hathaway that's even better.
April 21, 2017
It's very funny, but it's also kind of scary, and not in the way one would expect a movie featuring monsters flattening a city to be scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 21, 2017
Clearly a movie designed for niche audiences, it will not strike everyone the same way. But for those who embrace Vigalondo's wild wavelength, the rewards are innumerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2017
Colossal may not have the marketing potential to make a billion dollars at the box office, but it might just teach you something and give you a good time in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 20, 2017
With a few false moves, the film could've been an embarrassment. Instead, it's nothing short of a triumph for all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 20, 2017
Backed by a chilling performance by Sudeikis, Hathaway commands the screen here.
April 20, 2017
It's a sci-fi/horror/psychodrama/comedy/thriller/revenge/romance film - and that jumble of a description not only works, it does so in spectacular fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 20, 2017
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.
April 19, 2017
This concept is so flimsy that it doesn't really bear thinking about and Vigalondo doesn't expect you to dwell on it. He's interested in its consequences rather than its causes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2017
The less you know about this funny, harrowing, surreally logical flight of fancy, the more effective the surprises will be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2017
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.
April 18, 2017
We find ourselves, with Gloria, knee-deep in an allegory of id. You can hope and pray otherwise, but your inner demons will always come out: some way, somehow, some day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 15, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 14, 2017
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.
April 14, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 14, 2017
It all so sounds dead serious and yet Colossal is bristling, deliriously serious, explosively funny, and rich with wicked suggestiveness at every burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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