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  • 25
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    There are a few nice scares in The Colony, and the female lead, Rookie Blue's 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. show more

  • 20
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    With a frost-bitten script whose skeletal plot cuts and pastes bits from innumerable other survival yarns, the biggest surprise the film offers is that four people were required to write it. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Can’t somebody come up with a monster that does something more interesting than run at you screaming, “Yeeaaaarrrrgh”? show more

  • 38
    RogerEbert.com

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

  • 12
    Slant Magazine

    Greedily tries to cram every dystopian curse into one misbegotten plot, resulting in something wildly disjointed, even if its pieces arguably connect. show more

  • 50
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    The Colony has modest rewards: It's decently acted, delivers some well-executed jolts, doesn't insult the viewer's intelligence, and is mercifully free of ironic distance. show more

  • 40
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The Colony is two-thirds of a pretty good sci-fi suspense movie. But it eventually takes a disappointing turn and becomes yet another run-from-the-ghouls exercise, cheapening decent work by a good cast. show more

  • 40
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Utterly routine futuristic horror-thriller The Colony substitutes the term “ferals” for plain old zombies (the modern, fast-moving kind), and that’s about it for originality. show more

  • 20
    Inkoo Kang Los Angeles Times

    The film strands its archetypal characters in a featureless danger zone and gives them overly familiar dialogue borrowed from a dozen other B-movies. show more

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