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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 13 )
  • 30
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An alien invasion flick that evidently expects dramatic shots of a depopulated Red Square to make up for a flatlining screenplay and the absence of even a single compelling character. show more

  • 25
    Boston Globe

    Once upon a time, you'd go to see a grade-C genre movie like this willing to trade consistency and artfulness for a few stray thrills or oddball charm. But Darkest Hour doesn't have even as much character as those Discover commercials. show more

  • NA
    Slant Magazine

    In a year-end season stacked deep with worthwhile films, what possible incentive could there be for submitting to The Darkest Hour's utter pointlessness? show more

  • 10
    Boxoffice Magazine

    The Darkest Hour isn't just a dark horse contender for the year's biggest joke, it's the darkest. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    This is exactly the sort of film I wasn't expecting from either Gorak or his producers. In many too-obvious ways this is just a formulaic riff on Spielberg's "War of the Worlds." show more

  • 33
    Entertainment Weekly

    You should be rooting for the humans, but you might as well be rooting for the blobs. Most likely, though, you'll just be rooting for the credits. show more

  • 50
    Joe Leydon Variety

    The Darkest Hour turns out to be a modestly inventive and involving variation on a standard-issue sci-fi doomsday scenario. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    Capable and compelling performers like Hirsch and Thirlby seem left to their own devices to make some connection with the material. The idea of semi-invisible aliens, an unseen enemy, should mean the film has a lingering sense of paranoid abstraction (not unlike "Right at Your Door"), but Darkest Hour never gets beyond rote efficiency. show more

  • 20
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Really, how slovenly is it to use invisible aliens? If you're going to tease us with nothing but pinwheels of light for three-quarters of the film, you'd better have one heck of a reveal up your sleeve. show more

  • NA
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Not since Mark Wahlberg trembled in fear beside a menacing houseplant in "The Happening" has a film tried to provoke terror with such an unlikely object of menace. show more

  • July 31, 2012 pn00000000128056
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    Waste of time that\'s for sure because this movie is low budget and the acting is not something special.

  • May 12, 2012 lawsonericjon
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    Excellent acting, intelligent twist on an old plot (aliens invading) and suspenseful. Definitely worth the it. I can\'t wait for the sequel.

  • April 16, 2012 ju00000000119203
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    Plot: Americans in Russia wearing light bulb necklaces and running from alien electric currents. Opinion: Not scary at all. This movie wasted not only time but the electricity it took to watch this film! Vote: 1 Star because I had to vote in order to post.

  • April 11, 2012 vz00000000118995
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    Its nice but some actor are not so persuasive

  • January 04, 2012 ga00000000061947
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    The Darkest Hour was a really good movie and it had great 3D. Don\'t believe the critics because they say almost every movie is a Maybe or Skip It. I would recomend going and seeing The Darkest Hour in 3D and fast because there was only 6 people in the theater when I saw it.

  • December 31, 2011 ravensclaws27
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    This has got to be the worst movie ever made. After the movie ended I went to the teller and requested my money back since the movie was crap. Highly recomend staying home bored to death over this movie.

  • December 28, 2011 CHERYL
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    This movie should have been called THE DUMBEST HOUR!!!!!!!!!!! LAME, TERRIBLE, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

  • December 28, 2011 shortchanged222
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    OMG the worst movie my friend and I have ever seen...Don\'t waste your money on it.

  • December 27, 2011 ouch617
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    this movie was really bad. not only was it lacking with special effects, redundant, and boring...but it was also pretty dumb and extremely scientifically incorrect for most of the movie...

  • December 25, 2011 BIBS777
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    Thr movie was pretty bad The 3d was weak and special vc effects poor. The acting es suprisingly good. Add a star for the acting. Wait for the dvd. Ripoff.

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