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The Colony Reviews

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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.
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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
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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
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
It's decently acted, delivers some well-executed jolts, doesn't insult the viewer's intelligence, and is mercifully free of ironic distance.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 16, 2013
Survival tale in the next ice age is dull and derivative.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 26, 2013
It's reminiscent of the more embarrassing excesses of the tax-shelter movies of 30 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 25, 2013
The Colony is a blue-bin blockbuster, a collection of recycled ideas of sci-fi thrillers past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4