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Colossal (15)

Action, Comedy, Drama

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City, and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
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The critical consensus

For all its flaws and frustrations, it's this sense of cinematic anarchy that makes Colossal very welcome indeed.

***(*)(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 15/05/2017

Made on a budget that would just about cover Kong’s left bicep, Colossal is cool, smart filmmaking, with plot developments that will be talked about for a long time to come.

****(*)Nick De Semlyen, Empire Online, 15/05/2017

Colossal seems at times to be shaping up as a low-key, character-based comedy but then will suddenly head off in a far bleaker direction.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 16/05/2017

Hathaway and Sudeikis are both good enough to carry the film, with the former riffing on her excellent performance in Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married and the latter subverting his de facto nice guy appeal in ways that are surprisingly dark and disturbing.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 18/05/2017

Colossal feels like a quirky episode of The Twilight Zone and is quite engaging but the lurches in tone are unsettling and the film is neither as funny nor as edgy as you might have hoped.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 19/05/2017

Hathaway is great, but the film is a disaster.

**(*)(*)(*)Adam Woodward, Little White Lies, 19/05/2017

Anne Hathaway’s New York alcoholic conjures up a monster menacing the city of Seoul in Nacho Vigalondo’s bizarrely effective comedy drama.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 21/05/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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