Color Out of Space

critic Reviews

87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • 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.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    Stylised weirdness can only take you so far, though.
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    Cath ClarkeGuardian
    Love it or loathe it, Stanley is trying to do something distinctively his own after all those years in the cold. His movie perhaps has the makings of a cult classic.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    It takes a lot for a movie to out-bonkers Cage on this kind of form. Color out of Space manages it in style.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Cage in particular is very much in his element, proving his reputation as an undisciplined weirdo is less than deserved. His performance is one long freakout, but a carefully calibrated one, escalating as the situation deteriorates.
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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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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    [Color Out of Space is] the kind of cult movie nirvana that was its apparent destiny from the moment the cameras started rolling.
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    Messy, goofy, over-the-top, and oh so squishy.
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    Alex HudsonExclaim!
    If you love Nic Cage memes and Annihilation wasn't quite weird enough for you, here's your new favourite movie.
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    CJ JohnsonFilm Mafia
    I've never read [the short story], so can't comment on how valid Stanley's film is as an adaptation, but as a freaky movie about cosmic infection, it's frighteningly effective.
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    Peter GrayThis is Film
    Not going to be a movie for everyone ... but after years of stepping away from feature filmmaking, you have to at least admire [Richard] Stanley for creating something that's distinctly his own.
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