Fast Color

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A grounded superhero story with more on its mind than punching bad guys, Fast Color leaps over uneven execution with a single Gugu Mbatha-Raw performance.



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Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local Sheriff (David Strathairn), she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother (Lorraine Toussaint) and daughter (Saniyya Sidney) and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.


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  • It's the rare superhero film that proceeds without a devotion to the spectacular that filters out, from the start, all the interest that's generated from close attention to ordinary life.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The story crafted in images is mysterious and moving, whether in the quick flashes of memory that invade Ruth's psyche, or the beautiful special effects that render the women's unique abilities.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The title Fast Color is just as meaningless as everything else in the movie, which hobbles along stretching the parameters of female empowerment to pad out the running time but fails to hold audience attention.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic
  • When all the puzzle-like pieces come together, the movie's characters, story, score and emotions soar. The pace of that progress may feel slow, but things never get too quiet. It's a movie with a racing pulse, and you can feel its heart in every frame.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Fast Color's" ruminative pacing is often dull, and the lack of conflict and suspense undercut the film's noble intentions and unique storytelling approach.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • By finding the right note of empathy, Hart creates a space for the audience to share their doggedly earned hope.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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