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: September 20, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 15, 2013
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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

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

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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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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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Godfrey Cheshire

The filmmakers' aversion to any hint of storytelling originality means that the main impression "The Colony" leaves is one of almost stupefying over-familiarity.

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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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Scott Weinberg

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

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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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Dustin Putman

[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
Kevin M. Williams
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
Stephen Skudlarek
Not the best post-apocalyptic film I've seen, but still a decent watch. Outside of Netflix, I doubt that most people would have heard of this.
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
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