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Colossal Reviews

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April 3, 2017
Writer/director Nacho Vigalondo's film is as intriguing as it is a disaster. (But mostly a disaster)
Full Review | Original Score: 1-5 stars
September 22, 2016
There are some good moments and sympathetic situations with an original end, but the film is imprisoned by his metaphor. [Full review in Spanish]
April 19, 2017
So much of the film is done so well and so thoughtfully, with such seriousness of intent pulsing through the batshit concept, that audiences can't help but expect a climactic mission statement of higher purpose that never arrives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2017
Fans of Hathaway will likely enjoy seeing her in something that isn't a dopey rom-com or an obvious Oscar plea, but Colossal ultimately feels more likely to be remembered as a flawed curio than a cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 9, 2017
Its fluctuating tone and scale are at odds with an originally told, well-cast but unsatisfying creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 6, 2017
Colossal has a terrific, almost irresistible metaphor at its core, and it's really a shame the movie doesn't much know what to do with it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 15, 2016
When the film's whirligig plotline goes off-rail in the heady final act, Oscar and Gloria's origin story bends over backward to justify a magical-realist conceit that was more fun without explanation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2017
A rampaging misfire of a movie ... ham-fisted, nail-hammering, on-the-nose stuff, as clunky and over-emphatic as this sentence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 9, 2016
Given the bizarro conceit, there's something surprisingly, and frustratingly, safe about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2016
Notwithstanding its oddball premise, Colossal feels far too familiar, one more foot-dragging drama about a 30-something screwup wrestling with her darker impulses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2017
Colossal is certainly one of the most awkwardly conceived psychodramas in recent memory, particularly when it turns from agreeably whimsical to aggressively creepy at the halfway point.
April 7, 2017
It's a study in contrasts, a B-movie on one hand and an earnest drama with a mean streak on the other, and neither mode is fleshed out enough to really matter. But the ambition is inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2017
Anne Hathaway's alcoholic mess discovers she's linked to a giant South Korean monster in this fascinatingly uneven misfire.
April 14, 2017
I can't work out the intentions of Spanish writer-director Nacho Vigalondo and how this very curious combination of realism and absurd fantasy ever went into production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 12, 2017
It is a monster picture. But then again, when it really, really should be, it is not. It is a clever indie comedy. But only when it feels like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 7, 2017
The one-trick act of "Colossal" becomes tiresome even as its leads -- particularly an excellent Hathaway -- work to find some depth in the story.
April 4, 2017
Its symbolism never goes beyond its own symbols - just as its moments of comedy have everything except jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2016
The sort of film that's more frustrating than bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 7, 2017
The movie grows dark and sour, and its tone, soon trashed, never recovers.
September 10, 2016
For all its originality, the film fails to leave much of an impression.
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