Color Out of Space

critic Reviews

86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score86%
  • A welcome return for director Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space mixes tart B-movie pulp with visually alluring Lovecraftian horror and a dash of gonzo Nicolas Cage.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Yog-Sothoth?
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    Matthew DoughertyThe Filtered Lens
    Color Out of Space manages to be scary alongside its pumped-up dose of self-parody.
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    Louis ProyectCounterpunch.org
    Nicholas Cage, America's greatest living actor, turns in splendid scenery-chewing performance in this film based on a H.P. Lovecraft short story. It doesn't get better than this.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Everything's out of control. Which is what makes Color Out of Space such an entertaining ride.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Nicolas Cage] goes flat-out bananas in this movie and, yes, there's a certain amount of fun when that happens. But does it actually make for cinema? No, I don't think so, guys.
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    Patrick BromleyF This Movie!
    Richard Stanley is back, and he's brought the best Lovecraft adaptation in 30 years with him.
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    Norman WilnerNOW Toronto
    ...scaled down to smaller venues and streaming, the experience is more grinding than transporting.
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    Anita KatzSan Francisco Examiner
    Cage, while capable of giving a more three-dimensional and emotionally satisfying performance, is effective in fan-popular unhinged form.
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    Kiko MartinezSan Antonio Current
    Apart from the creepy vibe and a hilariously unhinged performance by Nicolas Cage, director Richard Stanley's hallucinatory horror movie Color Out of Space is to be experienced with the eyes and not with the head.
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    Andy CrumpPaste Magazine
    Color Out of Space feels shaggy at the edges but so rich within them that the flaws of the DIY aesthetic matter less than the merits of Stanley's perspective.
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