Colossus - The Forbin Project
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The granddaddy of all "computer run amok" films, Colossus: The Forbin Project concerns a huge electronic brain designed to control the American missile defense system. Colossus' technicians do not count on the computer developing an intelligence of its own. Communicating with its Russian counterpart, Colossus decides to take over the earth, threatening global destruction should anyone try to pull its plug. The film's climax is unsettling, but no more so than the actual state of world affairs in 1970. Colossus: The Forbin Project was filmed in Canada. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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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