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Dark Skies

PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Lacy (Keri Russell) and Daniel Barrett (Josh Hamilton) share a peaceful life in the suburbs with their sons, Jesse (Dakota Goyo) and Sam (Kadan Rockett). However, that peace soon shatters with a series of disturbing events that escalate. When it becomes clear that their family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying, deadly -- and possibly alien -- threat, Daniel and Lacy draw on their courage and determination to protect their family and identify what is after them.

Cast: Keri Russell , Josh Hamilton , Dakota Goyo , Kadan Rockett , J.K. Simmons , LJ Benet , Rich Hutchman , Myndy Crist

Director: Scott Stewart

Genres: Science fiction, Thriller

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Dark Skies (2013)

Release Date: February 22nd, 2013|1 hr. 37 min.

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fan reviews ( 12 )
  • The pacing is so tedious and the action so unexciting that it's a real thrill when J.K. Simmons shows up as a wry alien expert — and a huge disappointment when he disappears a few minutes later. show more

  • Approaching the first half of the film fairly conventionally, Stewart then misses the opportunity to capitalize on shifting to more full-on genre mode. show more

  • Mostly, though, it all ends up feeling like a lost, minor episode of “The X-Files:” A little scary, a little silly and catnip for those who want to believe. show more

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  • March 22, 2014 Scott Fourhman
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    good solid movie had some very scary moments and was well acted

  • March 10, 2013 caebdreamin
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    This movie sucked and should have just been on tv. I love Sci-Fi and this was not even worth the price of admission. Nothing was new or different about this alien abduction movie, no new angles, just a tv movie.

  • March 09, 2013 Mark
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    Nothing original here. It borrows from Close Encounters, Signs, The Forth Kind, and Poltergeist with some scenes flat-out stolen. I guess we\'re all out of fresh ideas.

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'Dark Skies' Actor Josh Hamilton on Horror Movies and What Scares Him

Posted by
Rick Mele on February 22, 2013

In "Dark Skies," Josh Hamilton plays Daniel Barrett, a character instantly familiar to anyone who's watched a horror movie lately -- for some reason, no matter how well-meaning, it's always the dad th...

Top 10 Nightmare-Inducing Movie Aliens

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Drew Taylor on February 22, 2013

This weekend's "Dark Skies," in which a suburban family is menaced by unwanted, presumably alien advances, adds some new, shadowy creatures to the long list of cinematic space invaders. Sadly, we don'...

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