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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
April 7, 2017
Colossal fails where [Vigalondo's] previous films succeeded, particularly in its over-stretched final act.
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]
June 15, 2017
The result is a thriller dressed as erratically as out of record and with all the vices of the a debut director, always determined to tell everything on each plane. [Full review in Spanish]
April 6, 2017
It's certainly an interesting idea, but it's perhaps too ambitious for Vigalondo pull off.
June 6, 2017
There is one good idea in Colossal [but] the idea is buried under distracting junk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 9, 2017
A strange and unfortunate mixture of comedy, melodrama and fantasy. [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
May 18, 2017
It's all too bizarre for words, and more significantly, for comprehension.
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
December 3, 2017
Colossal pretensions and colossal length, for such a threadbare morality tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
May 19, 2017
Surprisingly bland throughout but still manages to leave a sour taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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