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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • NA
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Unoriginal, frequently incomprehensible and cheaply made. show more

  • 20
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The sketchy characterizations, laughable dialogue and less-than-stellar performances by the formidable cast, all of whom have done far better work in the past, provide further reasons why Darkness should never have seen the light of day. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The thriller makes up in moody weirdness what it lacks in horror-tale originality. show more

  • 25

    Apparently, none of the characters in Darkness have seen "The Shining." show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Horror at Christmas might work, but tedium doesn't. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    All of this of course would be forgivable if it all added up to a scary movie or made even a lick of sense, but Balaguero manages to disappoint on all possible fronts. show more

  • 10
    Film Threat

    It's just a murky, dark mess where no one wins. Especially those of us watching it. Simply put: Darkness fails. It's about as chilling as an unplugged refrigerator. show more

  • NA
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Eurotrash for the new millennium. show more

  • 25
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Darkness was clearly tossed together like salad in the editing room, since it's little more than the sum of its unshocking shock cuts. show more

  • 30
    Jonathan Holland Variety

    Though pic boasts decent perfs, potent atmospherics and eye-catching visuals, both psychology and plot are bargain-basement. show more

  • August 05, 2011 FAYE
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    this is a really good horror... anna paquin is fantastic as always

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