Dark Skies


Dark Skies

Critics Consensus

Dark Skies writer director Scott Stewart has a solid cast, an interesting premise, and some admirable ambitions, but he can't figure out what to do with any of them, and the result is a dull, muddled effort that will bore all but the most devoted horror buffs.



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From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family. Written and Directed by Scott Stewart (PRIEST, LEGION) Starring: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons (c) Weinstein

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Keri Russell
as Lacy Barrett
Josh Hamilton
as Daniel Barret
Dakota Goyo
as Jesse Barrett
Kadan Rockett
as Sam Barrett
J.K. Simmons
as Edwin Pollard
L.J. Benet
as Kevin Ratner
Annie Thurman
as Shelly Jessop
Jake Washburn
as Bobby Jessop
Ron Ostrow
as Richard Klein
Tom Costello
as Young Father
Marion Kerr
as Young Mother
Alyvia Alyn Lind
as Young Daughter
Josh Stamberg
as Police Officer
Tiffany Jeneen
as Protection One Operator
Brian Stepanek
as Security System Technician
Judith Moreland
as Janice Rhodes
Adam Schneider
as Young Husband
Trevor St. John
as Alex Holcombe
Andy Umberger
as Doctor Jonathan Kooper
Michael Patrick McGill
as Ratner's Father
Josh Wingate
as Gun Salesman
Scott Anthony
as Porn Star
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All Critics (90) | Top Critics (19)

  • Alien abductions are a truly terrifying idea, and building an alien abduction movie on the template of "Poltergeist" is a great idea. But "Poltergeist" had one thing "Dark Skies" is sorely in need of: follow-through.

    Dec 4, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Drew Taylor

    Top Critic
  • Zero points for originality, but interestingly messy at the same time.

    Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • An old-fashioned scary movie; a sci-fi horror that is a workmanlike piece of film-making, with some effective shocks, cheerfully borrowing from other sources, most obviously Spielberg.

    Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Time and again, Stewart squanders the opportunity to do anything remotely interesting or worthwhile ...

    Apr 4, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • There's little to fear from this rather tame genre outing.

    Feb 25, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Dark Skies is sort of supernatural, but it's really more super natural....[it's] about the fragility of family, a muted meditation on how precious it is.

    Feb 25, 2013 | Full Review…

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