Colossus - The Forbin Project
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Forbin (Eric Braeden) has invented a new super computer for a State Department project to monitor worldwide missile systems in this science fiction thriller. The computer system, known as Colossus, links up quickly and by itself with the Russian counterpart Guardian. Soon the President (Gordon Pinsent) and the Russian First Chairman (Leonid Rrostoff) are in contact expressing their mutual concerns. Both computers act with human intelligence and create their own language beyond human capability and comprehension. Soon missiles are launched by the machines, the Air Force is destroyed trying to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"After an excellent beginning, the craven script (based on DF Jones' novel Colossus) develops cold feet, injects some tiresome comic relief, and gradually begins to drag the whole thing down."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Taut, well-made sci-fi thriller about a massive computer."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Will remind you just how much movies from the 1970s differ from the ones making their way to the megaplexes nowadays . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"The movie is full of marvelous, absurd dialogue."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A crisp, well-crafted movie that achieves its effects by calmly stating the facts, with the bare minimum of histrionics."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"Above-average science fiction."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Harrowing and truly gripping despite an obviously paltry budget."
‑ Christopher Null,
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