Color Out of Space

critic Reviews

85% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score85%
  • 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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    Tom BeasleyFlickering Myth
    Color Out of Space is one of the most interesting additions to the horror canon in years
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    Guillem Martinez OyaCinematismo
    A Lovecraftian audiovisual work where the real horror and terror is to overthrow the anthropocentrism that we all have internalized. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Chris SawinReel Rundown
    Color Out of Space is a brilliant, bonkers, and terrifying experience. It's grotesque and mesmerizing even if the journey is a little sluggish along the way.
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    William HopsonFilm Inquiry
    Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space ultimately ends up stuck in a losing battle, struggling to fully embody the perfectly old-fashioned B-movie body horror flick it tries so hard to be.
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    Gerald PearyArts Fuse
    All in all, The Color Out of Space is only OK.
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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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    Andiee PaviourNobody's Reading This But Me
    When a rural escape goes pear-shaped, Nicolas Cage has a field day, whether milking an alpaca, promising "everything's gonna be A-OK," or erupting like a lunatic.
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    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    A delight. And If Crazy Cage is what you're looking for, that's what you'll get as the film goes on.
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    Terry MesnardGayly Dreadful
    Color Out of Space is probably the best H.P. Lovecraft adaptation I've seen.
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    Sol HarrisStarburst
    This film is the Cagiest that Cage has been in years - and that's, very much, a good thing.
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