Color Out of Space

critic Reviews

90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score90%
  • 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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    Michelle KisnerThe Movie Sleuth
    An extremely intriguing genre film with some truly chilling moments and a kaleidoscopic explosion of pure madness.
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    Hope MaddenColumbus Underground
    Cage basically strums a favorite old tune, landing somewhere on his "nice guy gone insane" spectrum.
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    Patrick CavanaughComicBook.com
    With director Richard Stanley and star Nicolas Cage playing to their strengths, its the technicolor nightmare Lovecraft fans have been waiting for.
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    Gena RadcliffeThe Spool
    Color Out of Space is a wild, effectively creepy ride. Like Panos Cosmatos and Mandy, Richard Stanley found his perfect muse in Cage.
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    Lauren Humphries-BrooksCitizen Dame
    Color Out of Space is a niche narrative, so fundamentally Lovecraftian that, if you like his work, you'll enjoy this, and if you don't like it...well, you might actually be interested after this one.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    Ultimately, "Color Out of Space" is worth seeing for director Richard Stanley's return, spirited use of practical monster effects, and another wild Cage performance.
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    Kyle PinionThe Beat
    Color Out Of Space takes a bit of time to ramp up its energy, but once its there, it explodes with a rare vibrancy until it turns outright sublime.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    Stanley has crafted a beautiful production combining shocking pink CGI effects and practical mutations...with a nostalgically appointed rural farm ... But don't expect "Mandy"-level Cage outrageousness here
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    Color me impressed.
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    Joey KeoghVague Visages
    The Lovecraftian material and wonderfully wild Cage performance suit [Stanley's] artistic tendencies but, even so, the filmmaker displays a masterful control of his craft.
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