• R, 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Frank Darabont
    In Theaters:
    Nov 21, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 18, 2008
  • The Weinstein Company

Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

It is a competently made Horrible Things Pouncing on People Movie. If you think Frank Darabont has equaled the Shawshank and Green Mile

November 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (12)
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Incarnal

Shain Eighmey

I don't think he actually realizes it's based on a story. The Mist isn't there to save money, it's fear of the unknown. Hack reviewing.

Nov 22 - 07:23 AM

Jamie Flower

Jamie Flower

From Ebert's second paragraph: "In "The Mist," based on a Stephen King story"
Hack commenting.

Sep 24 - 06:53 AM

AbsurdRandomness

Brandon Beckelheimer

Nov 25 - 03:09 PM

Tietsu

Jacob Kohl

This is utterly true. The movie was fine for the genre, but against things like Beowulf and Enchanted it's...less than compelling movie going.

Nov 25 - 10:51 PM

wietlim

Nick Womancharmer

..Though Ebert gave a defensable review, I wonder if he overlooked at the justifications on the ending. The set-ups were all there and executed well

Nov 26 - 12:07 PM

kbmusiclover

Kyle Bolme

Yes, it's a defensible review...but he doesn't seem to realize that it's based on a story already written.

Dec 10 - 06:39 PM

Bloody Mathias

Mathias N/A

Should Darabont's every movie from now on be to top Shawshank? Can't he make a horror movie. Is it impossible to suspend your disbelief for one second

Dec 12 - 12:46 AM

jrdamwijk

John Pellham

Shawshank is severely overrated, and The Mist is definitely underrated. That's all I came to say, now love me tender, babies

Jun 7 - 02:40 PM

BuddyGroove

Buddy Groove

I'm surprised at Ebert's reaction to this movie. It does have it's flaws, but name a movie that doesn't and I'll name then flaws for you. Great performances in this movie. Some of the monsters should have been a little better. Not the bugs though. I hated them in a good way. Friggin' scary. I cheered when that preaching ***** got shot up. It had to happen.

Jul 29 - 09:11 AM

ceno b.

ceno bite

I found The Mist to be a great horror movie, one that focused most of the scares with storytelling and human interactions, where most "horror" movies go with over the top CG or extreme gore, a dismal if no real story. The Mist is a movie that stands out and worth a spot in anyone's collection.

Problem with critics is they've seen WAY too many movies. Like anything in life, if done to overkill you end up needing stranger and weirder things to entertain you. The average person doesn't see NEARLY as many movies as a movie critic. Thus a movie like this is still fresh and new.

A movie critic has seen it all and thus has a much harder time enjoying movies because they can't find anything unique anymore. They begin to rate good movies boring or bad etc etc. Such a shame.

May 15 - 05:58 AM

Double.Dubs

Edward Stymest

nah, ebert still, oddly, gives good reviews to cliche films if they're done well. critics review quality, not just novelty.

Feb 26 - 07:53 PM

AlexAJ

Alex Acton-Jones

are u a dumbass? its so much more than that!

Feb 24 - 03:37 AM

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