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Color Out of Space

2020
Sci-fi
Horror
1h 51m
A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world. (imdb)
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Color Out of Space

2020
Sci-fi
Horror
1h 51m
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Avg Percentile 42.79% from 697 total ratings

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Rated 07 May 2020
64
43rd
Give me some trippy visuals and creepy soundscapes and normally I'm a happy camper, but this definitely needed... well, more restraint and less frustrating character interactions. When people can't communicate and start making odd decisions because the plot needs them to, it just gets kinda annoying. I was losing interest until some pretty nasty body horror happens for a bit, but then it limps to its standard conclusions. Color me surprised, ha ha haoh god I'm so sorry
Rated 12 Nov 2019
25
19th
A derivative mess of a film with little to offer other than bland psychedelic imagery, poor writing, and a handful of extremely uninteresting characters. Its subtexts are clumsily handled, as are its climactic moments which are almost all unearned and underwhelming, which also goes for Cage's freak out moments which seem less like a mentally exhausted character and more like a type-cast actor on autopilot.
Rated 16 Feb 2020
35
20th
There is a reading of this text, in which a local family is visited by the alien from 'Annihilation', but a more obvious interpretation is this: Father of two accidentally serves magic mushrooms in dinner dish, and the whole family trips out together. Nic Cage is the one hardest hit, killing alpacas while mixing the accent of Donald Trump with the one used in the SNL sketch 'The Californians'.
Rated 02 Feb 2020
70
53rd
The third Hermetic principle states that all is vibration: a movement, a pulse or energy or frequency. Stanley carries the principle into Lovecraft's signature theme: the effect on the human psyche when we encounter a frequency waaay out of our perceptive range. Here we might turn to witchcraft, or mommy issues. Nic Cage milks an alpaca. The film is best when it goes full fusion and has its characters trying to talk normally over a child in wonderfully terrifying, blasphemous agony.
Rated 01 Feb 2020
53
29th
A *very* mixed bag. Visually it's very nice, especially the finale. But Stanley makes a mess of both the script and the direction, which leaves alone Nic Cage trying to deliver the madness by Nic Cageing all over the place - sometimes brilliant, sometimes inappropriately hilarious. Watch this in a theatre, drunk, and you'll have a good time.
Rated 24 Jan 2020
70
53rd
Bitch please, I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race none of these colours are new. Nicolas Cage rummaging through his giant chest of ridiculous accents.
Rated 26 Jul 2020
30
18th
It seemed to have a lot of potential early on, but from about halfway it got tedious, annoying, and hopeless. Inadequate story and poor dialog. Some dead-end plot directions. Senseless special effects. Nutty story points. Terrible directing. From the 3rd-Act it became a hopeless mess, stuffed with ridiculous plot points, unrewarding SFX, and bombastic music. It might possibly be worthwhile if you're desperate for some weird Sci-Fi horror. Otherwise, not so much.
Rated 24 Mar 2020
30
15th
It had some promise but just got bland toward the end. Pretty colors. Needed more tension throughout. Madeleine Arthur, Tommy Chong, and Nicolas Cage were good (in that order). The mayor was pointless. The family didn't react the way you would expect (no, handwaving it as "they're affected" is inadequate). Creepy alpacas and mutations toward the end but it's nothing new or unexpected. Fuck the alpacas of the future. Fav scene: Cage freaking out about tomatoes and dunking them into the trash can.
Rated 08 Mar 2020
50
17th
I do like myself some weird B-movies. But they too need to have substance, or an idea, or some level of creativity. Color Out of Space doesn't really seem to have any ideas of its own, instead being content borrowing from many other, mostly better, movies.
Rated 28 Apr 2020
30
15th
Derivative beyond expression, it's a lazy, paling hodgepodge of Body Snatchers, Poltergeist, Mandy, and a bunch of other retro-horror randomness. The plot is totally phoned-in and the characters are total nothings. Nicolas Cage acts like a cheap imitation of himself, perhaps especially at the point of his mandatory freakout scene.
Rated 10 Mar 2020
70
56th
Probably the most well-made Lovecraft adaption I've seen. It's not great, granted, but at least it provides some interesting visuals and a quotable Nick Cage performance.
Rated 18 May 2020
50
44th
The characters are a bit oddly drawn, but this is really just an "experience" film, conjuring a sense of the uncanny before shifting to an attempt to convey sublime cosmic mysteries. This does jar a little with the comic or ironic elements, although it is hard not to smile at Cage's decision to go back to the Peter Loew well (but lacking that character's hilarious dialogue). Big THING influence: the house is like the Antarctic base, and the final visit to Ezra is like the trip out to see Blair.
Rated 23 Feb 2020
45
2nd
Barring some pretty visuals, Color Out of Space held very little of appeal to me. I was never invested in any of the characters, finding Richardson both bland and annoying. Some of the horror aspects were adequately creepy. At times pretentious, but rarely enjoyable.
Rated 09 Feb 2020
40
18th
Come for the Nic Cage performance, stay for the...well, that's about it really.
Rated 19 Jan 2020
75
54th
It captured Lovecraft well. I liked seeing a colourful horror movie. The imagery was memorable, the creatures and body horror grotesque. Most of the performances are good with only a few stumbles. Cage is fine, though I could understand why some people might find some of his acting choices here weird. I did at first but it grew on me. It's an artsy but interesting film, a few good scares but mostly just a dreadful atmosphere. The oddness of it is endearing.
Rated 11 Feb 2020
57
45th
The movie itself was okay but watching this in a packed theater was pretty awesome. Nicolas Cage does his Nicolas Cage thing which is entertaining but doesn't make a good movie and the rest of the cast was pretty Meh. The film itself is fairly meandering and reveals in its style over substance source material. I've never been the biggest Lovecraft fan mostly because I love his ideas but all the stories I read didn't really go anywhere and ultimately left me feeling unsatisfied as did this movie.
Rated 26 Sep 2020
70
63rd
A meteorite lands on a remote alpaca farm setting in motion a bizarre series of events. Not a bad flick, making good use of it's bright color palette and weird sound design...kinda like if David Cronenberg edited together 2018's Mandy and Annihilation in a blender, but it feels like something is definitely missing. Needed less of the annoying teenage girl character and way more of Nic Cage freaking out, but I suppose that criticism could be leveled at a pretty large number of films.
Rated 14 Aug 2020
6
43rd
Odd, and not just because its entire premise post-meteorite is "weird shit happens" (mediocre editing, performances, and dialogue make it feel off even when considering the bizarre plot-world-looking at you, Nic "Nathan" "Trump" Cage) but it works in the compelling grand stew of things-a mix of grotesque horror, investigative sci-fi, and contemplative mood-movie capped off nicely by a grounded epilogue. Couldn't help but wish the VFX was as good as that of genre counterpart Annihilation though.
Rated 21 Jul 2020
73
37th
This is a weird science fiction movie. The cast does a good job here, Nicolas Cage has the right amount of over the top moments. Overall I would recommend this film.
Rated 30 May 2020
58
13th
Following the same trend of relative obscurity that Lovecraft endured in his own lifetime, his work (inventive and astonishing though it may be) struggles to be adapted into anything other than b-list schlock hardly even worth paying attention to. And what's even more difficult for me to admit is that this adaptation has heart and faithfulness to the story, but it's got to be the worst story Lovecraft ever penned. I remember even rolling my eyes at the concept twenty years ago when I read it.
Rated 25 Aug 2020
55
22nd
The cinematography is strong throughout, the expository concepts are sound, and the final act is certainly gruesome, but the overall execution fails to capitalize or keep up: direction and script inject silliness and cheese into nearly every moment, and that it's (mostly) intentional doesn't diminish its negative effect on the whole.
Rated 06 May 2020
63
54th
Excessively praised by the cult of Stanley. While it's more cohesive than his other films, it works best in fits and starts, unable to sustain the impact of its best moments. Cage gives another 'crazy', if overly self conscious, performance, and Stanley builds the tension admirably from frame one before unleashing bloody mayhem. It is definitely too derivative of better films (e.g. The Thing, Body Snatchers etc), but it does a fairly decent job of capturing the cosmic horror of Lovecraft.
Rated 11 Jun 2020
65
40th
Character interactions and decisions were often too annoying for me to appreciate the whole thing. Cage seems like a hired gun, just trying to check all the expected boxes and get paid. I like the good old non-digital body horror effects, I hope it has finally made it's way back into modern filmmaking.
Rated 29 Jan 2021
50
13th
Nic Cage is starting to sound like Trump.
Rated 20 Apr 2024
3
36th
had a good time with cage's bizarre trump-jack torrance hybrid, but maybe i'd prefer a bad time? a lovecraftian time? the grotesque, distressing biological fusions do HP some kind of justice via '80s body horror, but the rest stinks of nu-horror fashions: pseudo-cosmatos psychedelia, (creepyp)aster elevated horror flexing, thematic overstatement (sometimes veering the other way into Unmotivated Creepy Shit bingo or murky implications that barely register) and Stranger Things netflix teenanigans.
Rated 04 Mar 2020
82
59th
Never quite gets there but it's fun. Rewatch: The insanity really creeps in slowly. Better than I remembered. Too bad Richard Stanley is a freak.
Rated 29 Feb 2020
86
90th
Gorgeously shot, the convincing modernization of the setting works well with clever references to H.P.'s extensive literary corpus weaved throughout. It does well illustrating the most dominant themes of degeneracy of the mind & body, weird recluses, & tight-knit family units locking away their terrible secrets in decrepit locales. Casting the H.P. Lovecraft surrogate as a black man is perhaps the best touch, addressing the recent faux-controversies with deftly devised final shots.
Rated 16 Feb 2020
76
61st
Richard Stanley externalizes the psychological torment of Lovecraft's cosmic horror into very literal forms of body horror and viscera that makes for a far less frightening but more 'fun' treatment of his work. Visually absorbing in its rainbow psychedelia that's met in weight by Colin Stetson's wall of sound, and full of Nicolas Cage Freakouts™ that the whole family will enjoy!
Rated 29 Mar 2020
70
56th
Fun "bad trip" movie
Rated 02 Feb 2021
52
13th
First act is intriguing, second act goes off the rails, third act is a complete mess, at times unwatchable. Unfortunately the film doesn't do enough to assert what is Lovecraftian weird, what is small-town drama weird, and what parts of everything else is intentionally one of the previous two, and not just ineffectual editing, odd production design choices and awkward tropey writing. It remains something of a testament to Lovecraft that his works are largely untranslatable to other mediums.
Rated 24 Jan 2020
65
44th
A good,well made lovecraftian horror. But also a bit of a curate's egg, id only recommend it to someone that has an interest in that sort of thing
Rated 30 Nov 2020
35
17th
I feel like this perfectly encapsulates why it is so hard to film Lovecraft's stories. Because the way I remember the short story, the color was described as something not found on Earth, something which boggled the mind of all who looked upon it. But in the movie? The color is a pinkish purple. Garish, but not something I have any problem putting into words.
Rated 22 Apr 2022
65
23rd
Annihilation meets a lazy horror plot. The few literal H.P. Lovecraft bits (voice-overs) were like they were describing a completely different story. Arthur makes up for her (lack of) acting in the sub-par opening scene. The visuals were nice, but the budget it suggested made me expect a much less campy film than it turned out to be.
Rated 26 Jan 2020
66
70th
good movie
Rated 09 Feb 2020
55
24th
C+
Rated 07 Dec 2022
77
49th
Does a great job of making the family relatable to a younger, modern audience & providing good reasons as to why they're isolated. It's also very faithful to the original story w/ an additional Cronenbergian horror that outdoes even Lovecraft. So, why did I progressively lose interest? Possibly b/c I was never a big fan of the original story (weird stuff happens in a confined area w/ no explanation offered or strong suggestion of horror to come) & b/c it was so faithful there were no surprises.
Rated 23 Feb 2020
67
16th
While this Lovecraftian adaptation is filled to the brim with evocative and memorable imagery, there's not much of a story here to chew on.
Rated 27 Feb 2020
32
30th
A bunch of cliche scenes and themes in a movie without any tension - of of those anything can happen at any time so there's nothing really to do about it.
Rated 30 Mar 2020
55
24th
It's just clueless.
Rated 27 Mar 2020
40
23rd
This movie really wasn't good, but sometimes the visuals were good and Nic Cage was awesome. He milks an alpaca and throws tomatoes into a trashcan in way that reminded me of the misfiling scene in Vampire's Kiss.
Rated 30 May 2020
75
59th
I am no Lovecraft expert, but Richard Stanley's take on the one-of-kind writer seems to nail the tone better than the countless attempts that we've seen in horror. The setting starts in a sort of fantasy-land and only gets weirder. This actually works well for a pretty unhinged Cage performance as he doesn't stick out as the oddest thing in the film. The colors are fantastic and the some of horror visuals are really cool.
Rated 25 Sep 2021
73
55th
It was a very original horror movie, they did justice to Lovecraft. I loved the color schemes, maybe one of the best uses of color since Kurosawa. I liked the slow build-up and how the actors handled the mood swings (particularly Cage). I would appreciate more Lovecraft movies in this spirit.
Rated 29 Mar 2021
100
86th
102/100 https://esperwatchesfilms.tumblr.com/post/646971523023896576/color-out-of-space-2019
Rated 28 May 2021
75
34th
It's hard to tell if the triteness of the dialogue--aside from the obvious leaning on Cage's reputation--is intentional; it certainly detracts from what is otherwise an entertaining sci-fi tale in the 1950s extraterrestrial incursion tradition, with a hint of splatter film sensibility. The original story has inspired many direct and indirect adaptations already, but none of them, including this one, really solve the problem of the unimaginable colour: here, it's simply pink.
Rated 21 Jul 2021
64
22nd
The mysticism and witchcraftery in the film's opening scenes aren't really a portent of things to come, which involves crazy shit happening and the family not reacting that much to it. Cage tries and fails at crazy over-reaction, yet when the fucking unknown color from out of space causes his skin to get fucked up, he shrugs it off. When the film goes into horror territory, it does succeed in feeling nasty and even spiteful, but it's still done in a fairly tacky manner.
Rated 27 Jul 2021
90
90th
Ahh H.P Lovecraft inspired horror movie. I don't care if people don't like Nic Cage as the lead role or w/e. This movie is fantastic and the effects are really great.
Rated 09 Aug 2021
60
58th
eng; [color out of space]; bei einem einsamen familienhaus in den wäldern schlägt ein meteorit ein - welcher mit seinen farben alles ins chaos und horror stürzt.; (wtf; besser als Mandy Film);
Rated 12 Aug 2021
76
73rd
Host ratings: 73 / 78 / 82. (Cage Match) Podcast review link: https://rydeorwrong.podcaster.de/rydeorwrong/folge-068-unheimliche-begegnung-der-dritten-art-1977-die-farbe-aus-dem-all-becky/
Rated 03 Sep 2021
78
59th
This will haunt me for a while...
Rated 26 Apr 2024
70
26th
After plunging his family into crippling debt due to his insatiable desire for expensive memorabilia and alpacas, Nicholas Cage finds himself forced to move to a rural farm. Here, strange colors and mysterious occurrences begin to unfold. As colors dance across the night sky, a squatter lurks in the woods, observing. This is a tale of poetry, madness, and good old family togetherness.
Rated 23 Sep 2021
88
60th
Probably one of the best modern Lovecraft adaptions out there. Too bad the director is a shitbag.
Rated 12 Jun 2023
66
42nd
Hard to rate in all it's weirdness. Cage goes full Cage and beyond.
Rated 15 Nov 2021
74
39th
The second and third acts really deliver on the Lovecraftian mythos, but the first can be a bit overly awkward for its own good. I keep reading people say the movie's only worth seeing for the hybrid, which I think does the movie a disservice; while that may be one of the most striking elements, the film does offer a lot more for the cosmic horror genre. Not great, but certainly impressive given some of the other Lovecraft adaptations out there.
Rated 05 May 2024
4
10th
Had kind of a "straight-to-video" vibe but I could look past it. Was doing an impressive job at adapting the original story until 2/3rds of the way through, when it diverged from the original story and just went completely off the rails and took a hard nosedive.
Rated 16 Nov 2022
71
72nd
Not even all the Hollywood garbage they inserted into it was enough to dull the strength of Lovecraft's imagination; the imagery and atmosphere are quite literally out of this world. I'm someone who's seen Lovecraft's influence in dozens of other movies and stories, and yet even this mostly standard adaptation manages to show that his body of work is on a league of its own.
Rated 27 Apr 2024
65
59th
The kid actors did a decent job, the characters losing their minds was played well, and the aesthetic choices worked. Nic cage doing a Trump accent pulled me out of it a bit.
Rated 25 Mar 2024
63
28th
It's a pity the script was so crappy. Art style and sound design were spot on, so it was terrifying in the right moments, but it would have hit so much harder had the characters been way more fleshed out.
Rated 12 Dec 2023
90
52nd
A mysterious and interesting movie and even more mysterious, how does Nicolas Cage make so many movies??
Rated 25 Feb 2023
90
52nd
Tommy Chong es lo mejor de todo
Rated 29 Sep 2023
38
17th
Lovecraft and Cage fans might like it. Good for them.
Rated 23 Sep 2020
50
41st
It's a mess but a Cage mess. But even Cage can't make this script any better.
Rated 28 Jan 2020
45
20th
Tommyknockers without the cool story
Rated 31 Jan 2020
82
83rd
Holy crap!
Rated 13 May 2020
80
85th
Well, I didn't know I needed so much a colorful and mostly ORGANIC horror movie to keep things positive during this quarantine. Pure bliss in its over-the-top, on-the-nose, fuck-we-are-going-this-way approach to Lovecraft's talent of building stories of both dread and delight, body and mind. Cage has the time of his life here, milking alpacas a trying to keep the family together as a Trumpian father. The color merges us with them. All that there is and was and will be. Just drink the damn water
Rated 24 May 2020
73
74th
At times this move felt like a cheap amalgamation of modern B-Horror-Movies but I found it to be very enjoyable.
Rated 03 Jun 2020
80
78th
Absolutely crazy movie. Creative visual design and progressive story. Nick Cage rocks.
Rated 09 Jun 2020
78
64th
I have never read Lovecraft, so I cannot judge this as an adaptation, but I thought the movie effectively depicts a family dealing with a madness-inducing cosmic event. The crazy finale will stay on my mind for a while. Almost as a bonus, this is also a very good Crazy Cage movie! Alpacas!
Rated 17 Jun 2020
93
80th
What a fantastically terrifying acid-trip of a film.
Rated 19 Jun 2020
70
60th
I'll be honest, I didn't have much hope for it to become something worthwhile because of the tedious and slow start of the movie with some very mediocre acting. After the first hour though it starts getting more interesting and ends with an energetic and heavy finale. That really blew me away and thought it was great. Cage is Cage.
Rated 29 Jul 2020
69
59th
sort of a shallower Annihilation, sort of a shy cronengerg, sort of "nic cage doing a trump impression." when nic started going crazy i caught a glimpse of what i wanted Mandy to be, but really that movie was him being absolutely manic for one scene, and this was him being a 6/10 the whole time. theres one jumpscare here that got me WAY more than id like to admit.
Rated 03 Aug 2020
82
88th
Starts off slow, but becomes weirder and weirder as it goes on. With a good Nic Cage performance and some great effects the movie is a surreal trip into an unknown force of cosmic madness. Also, great alpaca content.
Rated 12 Mar 2021
3
45th
Only the second-best overly purple Nicolas Cage movie, but not everything can be Mandy.
Rated 03 Oct 2020
62
79th
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Rated 24 Oct 2020
78
63rd
I liked how the movie focused more on the environment than on the infiltrator. This choice provided a sense of wonder and mystery. It was also perfectly paced. The tension built steadily until it finally snapped. I need to have my water filters repaired and seeing this was all that was needed to move that priority ahead.
Rated 01 Nov 2020
73
71st
Having read Lovecraft's story, I greatly enjoyed this film. I do prefer that in the original, the effect of the Color is a gradual corruption across months of steady decay whereas in the film, the Color is more of a willfully antagonistic force, attacking over the course of days. Beyond that though, I think it's a fantastic adaptation - though I somewhat doubt the film's ability to communicate beyond its trippy visuals to an audience unfamiliar with the original story.
Rated 02 Nov 2020
51
50th
It's a Nicholas Cage manic freakout vehicle that invites comparisons to Mandy, that is nowhere near as good. The fact that Cage was even brought on to this project, which is based on Lovecraft's least purple (ha) prose work, demonstrates severely mixed signals.
Rated 04 Dec 2020
30
17th
Wow. This movie is terrible. And don't give me some film kids bull shit. This really is just bad.
Rated 02 Jan 2021
63
40th
I don't think I've seen a film without Nicolas Cage in it and he loses his mind in every one.
Rated 11 Jan 2021
60
32nd
The CGI composition of the alien color was a bit too hectic to deliver on what the poster promises. Made me wish I was watching Annihilation instead. Can't tell if Nic Cage is giving an intentionally brilliant manic performance or shitposting, which in itself is pretty brilliant. Wish I could have had my ears blown out by Colin Stetson's score in the theater.
Rated 08 Feb 2021
30
3rd
crying laughing emoji.
Rated 06 Mar 2021
60
47th
Evli mutlu çocuklu Nicolas Cage, evinin bahçesine pembe 1 uzaylı düşüyor. Ev ahalisi ve 1 hidrolog, bu pembe uzaylıdan anlamak işlerine gelmiyor. Filmin en az 1 saati aile içinde anlaşmazlıklarla geçiyor. Seyirciye, psikolojik fantastik film yapmışlar. Merak edici yönü olduğu kadar da banal. Filmin sonunda, 1 kişi hariç hepsi mefta. Oldum renga renga renk. Biz hep renga renga renk.
Rated 07 Mar 2021
75
44th
Lovecraft is by it's nature pretty much unadaptable to the screen but this stands on it's own as a decent popcorn horror flick. It's absolutely wonderful to see Cage invested in his roles again after 20 years of making the same crappy thriller again and again.

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