The Colony Reviews

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March 8, 2020
...effectively builds a large-scale dystopia, and uses that as the staging ground for bleak reflections upon humanity's current trajectory. In other words, the familiarity of genre is deployed to expose colder realities beyond its confines.
August 28, 2019
While it certainly never transcends its B movie trappings, a valiant attempt by its two lead performers helps distract from some of the larger faults and obvious use of distracting CGI.
January 11, 2014
Rather than watching tough survivors taking on a deadly foe, we are watching something more akin to a low achieving mouse trying to fight off a gang of militant carpet beetles.
October 17, 2013
A collection of disparate genre parts that are presented with a noted lack of snark or irony.
October 14, 2013
[Blu-ray Review] A pretty standard post-apocalyptic thriller, economical but unsure of what it wants to be.
October 12, 2013
There is nothing in this film that hasn't been done before, or done better. But the subject matter has also been handled a lot worse.
October 6, 2013
Rote sci-fi dogma fails this flick well before the finish line.
September 29, 2013
This sci-fi thriller makes us almost feel the frosty cold in our bones, thanks to cinematographer Pierce Gill's magic touch.
September 24, 2013
Dull and formulaic, it's yet another wannabe post-apocalyptic thriller.
September 23, 2013
A zombie by any other name is still a zombie in this utterly routine horror pic.
September 23, 2013
A small-scale science-fiction horror story full of big, troubling ideas about what a new Dark Ages might look like.
September 21, 2013
The Colony would definitely fit into a Saturday night viewing experience...and you don't have to scour the bottom shelf of some dingy Mom and Pop video store to find it.
September 20, 2013
Formulaic post-apocalyptic thriller...when you don't especially care who lives and who dies, all the skull-crunching action doesn't amount to a hill of beans.
September 20, 2013
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
A screaming, lunging, chomping chase movie that has nothing new to bring to a genre that just won't die.
September 20, 2013
It's somewhat low-rent and thoroughly humorless - hey, the future's not funny - and, in the manner of the genre, adamantly bleak.
September 19, 2013
Becomes yet another run-from-the-ghouls exercise, cheapening decent work by a good cast.
September 19, 2013
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
Charlotte Sullivan looks really, really cute in blond dreadlocks. But she can't save the movie, nor can her impressive costars, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegers, and Laurence Fishburne.
September 19, 2013
Nothing in The Colony feels real. Not the emotions, the settings, the characters or even the cannibals.
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