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The Colony Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 17, 2013
A collection of disparate genre parts that are presented with a noted lack of snark or irony.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 14, 2013
[Blu-ray Review] A pretty standard post-apocalyptic thriller, economical but unsure of what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
October 6, 2013
Rote sci-fi dogma fails this flick well before the finish line.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 24, 2013
Dull and formulaic, it's yet another wannabe post-apocalyptic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 23, 2013
A zombie by any other name is still a zombie in this utterly routine horror pic.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 23, 2013
A small-scale science-fiction horror story full of big, troubling ideas about what a new Dark Ages might look like.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
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.
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Godfrey Cheshire
RogerEbert.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 20, 2013
A screaming, lunging, chomping chase movie that has nothing new to bring to a genre that just won't die.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 19, 2013
Becomes yet another run-from-the-ghouls exercise, cheapening decent work by a good cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
September 19, 2013
Nothing in The Colony feels real. Not the emotions, the settings, the characters or even the cannibals.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
September 19, 2013
Even those trapped and bored in a bunker, surrounded by frozen waste, would tire of this unoriginal sci-fi/horror hybrid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 18, 2013
Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne certainly add to the experience, but this is not a substantial enterprise, requiring a few extra beats of storytelling and panic to pass as a full cinematic meal.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
September 17, 2013
The Colony could have been something so much more, but copy-cat genre blandness instead leaves viewers out in the cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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