The Colony
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A zombie by any other name is still a zombie in this utterly routine horror pic."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Becomes yet another run-from-the-ghouls exercise, cheapening decent work by a good cast."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"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."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Rote sci-fi dogma fails this flick well before the finish line."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"A small-scale science-fiction horror story full of big, troubling ideas about what a new Dark Ages might look like."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"A screaming, lunging, chomping chase movie that has nothing new to bring to a genre that just won't die."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"The film strands its archetypal characters in a featureless danger zone and gives them overly familiar dialogue borrowed from a dozen other B-movies."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
"A collection of disparate genre parts that are presented with a noted lack of snark or irony."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"This sci-fi thriller makes us almost feel the frosty cold in our bones, thanks to cinematographer Pierce Gill's magic touch."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"The Colony would definitely fit into a Saturday night viewing experience...and you don't have to scour the bottom shelf of some dingy Mom and Pop video store to find it."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"It's somewhat low-rent and thoroughly humorless - hey, the future's not funny - and, in the manner of the genre, adamantly bleak."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"[Blu-ray Review] A pretty standard post-apocalyptic thriller, economical but unsure of what it wants to be."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Dull and formulaic, it's yet another wannabe post-apocalyptic thriller."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"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."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
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