Color Out of Space

critic Reviews

, 86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    John McDonaldAustralian Financial Review
    For the record, director, Richard Stanley, has decided the never-before-seen colour will be a kind of lurid pinky-purple.
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    Luke GorhamIn Review Online
    Actualizing such an intellectualized abstraction proves too difficult, and the film instead opts for the more lavish lane of gross-out extremity and a crescendo of mania.
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    Bill NewcottThe Saturday Evening Post
    Even as the plot spirals out of control to the point of incomprehensibility, Cage manages to hold our attention, largely by matching the escalating developments, outrage for outrage.
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    Scott PhillipsThe Movie Isle
    We may never get Guillermo del Toro's In the Mountains of Madness, but that's okay. We got Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space, instead.
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