The Colony
The Colony (2013)

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. (c) Official Facebook

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2013
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16%
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22%



Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A formulaic sci-fi thriller, The Colony features cliched dialogue, cheesy special effects, and underdeveloped characters.

Dennis Harvey
Variety

A zombie by any other name is still a zombie in this utterly routine horror pic.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Becomes yet another run-from-the-ghouls exercise, cheapening decent work by a good cast.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A screaming, lunging, chomping chase movie that has nothing new to bring to a genre that just won't die.

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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.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

A collection of disparate genre parts that are presented with a noted lack of snark or irony.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's somewhat low-rent and thoroughly humorless - hey, the future's not funny - and, in the manner of the genre, adamantly bleak.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

[Blu-ray Review] A pretty standard post-apocalyptic thriller, economical but unsure of what it wants to be.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Survivors of the next Ice Age find they have to contend with roaming bands of savage cannibals: it's the zombie apocalypse on ice! Or: The Zombie Ice… More
Panta Oz
This Canadian science fiction horror is directed by Jeff Renfro end it had a limited release on 26 April 2013 in Canada, and will be released next week (20… More
Manu Gino
When the earth froze, the rules of survival changed forever. Good B Movie! This movie is surprisingly done well. I have a personal liking for post-apocalyptic… More
Lane Zieben
It is not original. Nor exciting. Nor fun. I won't waste much time, but Fishburne and Paxton sure have come a long way since their hey day. Way too… More
Alex roy
The Colony is an interesting Sci Fi survival horror film that I was very much looking forward to seeing. Although it could have been a much better film, the… More
Henrik Schunk
Pretty generic Dystopia/Zombie mash-up (not with Zombies, but pretty much a carbon copy of the idea), with two surprisingly well cast support characters, both… More