The Mist Reviews

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Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
November 24, 2007
Best horror of the year.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
November 24, 2007
In the worst film about a weather pattern since 2005's The Fog, Stephen King go-to adapter Frank Darabont launches this dreadful misfire that works as neither horror nor social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 24, 2007
Even though it is mindless, at least until the provocative ending, The Mist manages to provide some decent old-school shocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
November 23, 2007
A better adaptation would have left the monsters off screen throughout and stressed the psychology of the locked-in residents who erupted in virtual civil war against one another.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 23, 2007
If nothing else, the ending of The Mist is sure to get people talking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 23, 2007
...the movie's underlying apocalyptic feel - cemented by the unbelievably grim (and downright haunting) finale - is more than effective enough to carry it through a few slow spots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 23, 2007
Certainly one of the best horror films of this century, and given the weakness of the genre, it may be one of the best of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
November 23, 2007
With his chilling, ultimately bleak adaptation of The Mist, writer/director Frank Darabont once again successfully channels Stephen Kingā(TM)s twisted psyche on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 23, 2007
The Shawshank Redemption, was splendid; the second, The Green Mile, wasn't; and now The Mist continues the slide. I wouldn't say this is laugh-out-loud risible, but there are definitely moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
November 23, 2007
This movie feels thinner, more superficial [than The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile].
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 22, 2007
There's something out there in the mist. A horror so stifling and ravenous, it forces shoppers and management at a mom-and-pop grocer to cower with fear as they gawk at oblivion. That's right, we're talking about Super Wal-Mart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Haddon
Orlando Weekly
November 22, 2007
The dialogue is more often than not artificial, predictable and even comical as it tries to wrestle characters into agreeing with the story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 21, 2007
The Mist is a disappointment, not so much for what is on the screen, but for what it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 21, 2007
Darabont and King take [the characters'] fear of the unknown to the extreme, with a finale that's emotionally brutal and bordering on sadistic.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 21, 2007
By catching his protagonists between equally oppressive horrors, Darabont successfully finds the squelchy heart of King's story, and keeps it pumping until the ugly end.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
November 21, 2007
The movie has plenty of payoff, especially in the exciting and nerve-wracking final hour. You can try guessing what will happen next, but you'll probably be wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 21, 2007
A nice little creeper whose only limitations are its own efforts to be something more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt
November 21, 2007
Like the sad, doomed shoppers in The Mist, if movie-goers are going to be trapped in a dark room for several hours, surrounded by a motley who's-who of humanity, the experience should count for something more.
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
November 21, 2007
Bowing to King's edict, no spoiler here. Like King, I understand the historical significance of human sacrifice, now called genocide.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
November 21, 2007
There's a glib twist at the end, which seems out of character, and the movie could easily lose 20 minutes, maybe 40.
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