Colossal

Colossal

Colossal

Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway leads the latest from filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Open Windows) as an unemployed woman who, for some reason, can remotely control a giant monster that's tearing up South Korea. Co-stars Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses).

Gloria (Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realisation that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language109 minsCanada, Spain
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Colossal / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Weaving together unlikely subject matter, the Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis-led Colossal is perhaps the most audacious effort yet from writer/director Nacho Vigalondo - which says something off the back of time travel, alien, and online voyeurism pics. Principally, it’s a film about Gloria (Hathaway), a woman returning to her small American hometown and confronting her unhealthy relationships with men and booze. And then, half a world away, there’s also an enormous monster terrorising Seoul - somehow linked to Gloria and her actions.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Engaging ideas bubble up every so often in Colossal, a film that carries out magical thinking to its extreme. But the audacity of its conceit is inexorably tamed, becoming an all-too-familiar lesson on saying no.

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Variety

Variety

Seems made for satirical treatment yet is executed with an increasingly awkward semi-seriousness the characters aren’t depthed (or likable) enough to ballast.

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Time Out

Time Out

For better and worse, you won't have seen a movie like Colossal before, and you won't again. And that, in itself, is a strong recommendation.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

"Colossal" ... wrings a great deal of fun - and also some genuine terror, by no means all of it monster-related - from its blithely bizarre conceit.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Given the bizarro conceit, there’s something surprisingly, and frustratingly, safe about the film.

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Stuff

Stuff

In my notebook I've scrawled "this would make a great Spike Jonze short film". Which sounds about right.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

An odd film that may feel disorienting to some, but it's also a totally original conceit that dares to tackle a little thing in a gigantic way.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The cast's likability keeps us on board, watching the sometimes baffling behavior onscreen...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

This is what would happen if Pacific Rim and When Harry Met Sally had a baby, and it’s freaking awesome.

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