The Colony 2013

The Colony

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A formulaic sci-fi thriller, The Colony features cliched dialogue, cheesy special effects, and underdeveloped characters.

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Forced to live underground, survivors of an ice age embark on a mission to reach another outpost.

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Critic Reviews for The Colony

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (27)

  • A zombie by any other name is still a zombie in this utterly routine horror pic.

    September 23, 2013 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • The filmmakers' aversion to any hint of storytelling originality means that the main impression "The Colony" leaves is one of almost stupefying over-familiarity.

    September 20, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A screaming, lunging, chomping chase movie that has nothing new to bring to a genre that just won't die.

    September 20, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's somewhat low-rent and thoroughly humorless - hey, the future's not funny - and, in the manner of the genre, adamantly bleak.

    September 20, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Becomes yet another run-from-the-ghouls exercise, cheapening decent work by a good cast.

    September 19, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The film strands its archetypal characters in a featureless danger zone and gives them overly familiar dialogue borrowed from a dozen other B-movies.

    September 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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  • Feb 14, 2016
    A cliche horror/sci-fi film about the survivors of a global catastrophy facing an even bigger threat: Cannibals. Yes, humanity is at a brink of itself and people are turning in cannibals incapable of speech. It's brainless fun, gore a plenty, but utterly ridiculous.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2015
    Not the best post-apocalyptic film I've seen, but still a decent watch. Outside of Netflix, I doubt that most people would have heard of this.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2014
    Pretty generic Dystopia/Zombie mash-up (not with Zombies, but pretty much a carbon copy of the idea), with two surprisingly well cast support characters, both of which dont get enough screen development and interaction and despite some potential in that field, the same is sacrificed for giving screen time to the bloodless leads and driving the plot down the road of clichees and everything that has been done to death. Good sets and locations as well as solid action direction make this standard fare horror/action fare at best. Could have been much better, but much worse as well.
    Henrik S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2014
    Survivors of the next Ice Age find they have to contend with roaming bands of savage cannibals: it's the zombie apocalypse on ice! Or: The Zombie Ice Capades! Just having a little fun. Which they don't in the film. Everyone's very serious, which ain't bad but there's nada new here, it's all been practically blueprinted, so this is to watch only if you've seen every other zombie apocalypse and are still dying for another or you haven't seen zombie apocalypse at all before so this would be your first time. In a word, meh.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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