The Colony (Tides)
The Colony (Tides) (2021)

Cataclysmic conditions on Earth forced a mass exodus to a distant planet. Generations later, a manned mission hurtles back to assess living conditions on the desolate, mostly submerged world. The sole survivor of the expedition is attacked… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 27, 2021
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2021
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Certainly lead adult actor Arnezeder has panache to spare, as does Bousinna, but the muddled storyline defeats them time and time again, no matter how perfectly angry/hopeful their lines are.

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Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News

Director and co-writer Tim Fehlbaum has created an intriguing water-logged world, but his hero, an astronaut played by Nora Arnezeder, isn't nearly bad-ass enough.

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Jim Schembri
jimschembri.com

Set on a post-apocalyptic Earth half-way between Mad Max and Waterworld comes a nifty sc-fi adventure that gives fresh visual polish to some well-worn ideas about rebuilding society from the ashes of the wasteland.

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Tim Cogshell
FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

A film that gets a whole lot out of very little.

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Lena Wilson
New York Times

"The Colony" has big ideas about class, colonialism and who should inherit the earth. But in developing them, it sidelines its own perfectly compelling protagonist - and wastes a magnetic lead performance from Arnezeder.

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Cain Noble-Davies
FILMINK (Australia)

...struggles to maintain either its own identity or even its own entertainment value.

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Monica Castillo
RogerEbert.com

Tim Fehlbaum's The Colony has many ideas about the future, and while not all of them quite stick together, there's a few interesting aesthetic and narrative choices to make it something of a curiosity.

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Todd McCarthy
Deadline Hollywood Daily

A soupy, post-apocalyptic Europudding that needed more action, greater imagination and a star of some magnitude in the leading role... [Tides] is all dark, grim and clammy.

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Sarah Cartland
Caution Spoilers

It's grim and the ending is baffling, but it also has a rusting melancholy beauty.

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