• The Darkest Hour (2011)

The Darkest Hour

Release Date: December 25th, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Young entrepreneurs Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) meet stranded travelers Natalie (Olivia Thirlby) and Anne (Rachael Taylor) at a hot Moscow nightclub. Their whole world changes in an instant when an alien attack devastates the city and everything goes dark. Joined by a Swedish businessman (Joel Kinnaman), the youths emerge from hiding days later and must somehow fight back against a nearly invisible enemy that could find and disintegrate them at any moment.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman, Veronica Ozrova, Dato Bakhtadze, Yuriy Kutsenko

Director: Chris Gorak

Genres: Science Fiction , Action , Thriller

Production Co: Jacobson Company, New Regency Pictures, Bazelevs Production

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: 2010s, Underdog, Office, Suspenseful, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 0
    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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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