Colossus: The Forbin Project
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1970
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out

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.

TV Guide

Taut, well-made sci-fi thriller about a massive computer.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Will remind you just how much movies from the 1970s differ from the ones making their way to the megaplexes nowadays . . .

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie is full of marvelous, absurd dialogue.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

A crisp, well-crafted movie that achieves its effects by calmly stating the facts, with the bare minimum of histrionics.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Above-average science fiction.

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Christopher Null

Harrowing and truly gripping despite an obviously paltry budget.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Really, really well done "computers take over the world" movie from 1970. Highly recommended if you dig on paranoia fueled sci-fi!
Marcus Woolcott
Solid Cold War thriller, only let down by a cowardly ending.