The Colony Reviews

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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 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 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 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.
September 19, 2013
Even those trapped and bored in a bunker, surrounded by frozen waste, would tire of this unoriginal sci-fi/horror hybrid.
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.
September 17, 2013
The Colony could have been something so much more, but copy-cat genre blandness instead leaves viewers out in the cold.
September 16, 2013
Survival tale in the next ice age is dull and derivative.
September 16, 2013
Greedily tries to cram every dystopian curse into one misbegotten plot, resulting in something wildly disjointed, even if its pieces arguably connect.
September 16, 2013
A longer running time would have served the movie better as well as less reliance on movie clichés and idiocies.
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