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Dark Skies Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 24, 2015
Works perfectly well as a turn-off-the-lights (and be-willing-to-play-along) piece of sci-fi-sprinkled horror amusement.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 3, 2014
Sneaks by being a retread, mainly because of the really thick tension and suspense [the director] pulls off with an effective score and sharp direction.
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Dark Skies may not be a revelatory experience, but as a pure exercise in genre filmmaking, it excels.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Travis Hopson
October 9, 2013
Dark Skies won't totally scratch that itch for a good scare, but it's a welcome treat for those who follow the old X-Files credo, "The truth is out there".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 5, 2013
When writer-director Scott Stewart eventually reveals his hand, the film loses its way, but Hamilton and Russell's solidly convincing performances keep things more grounded than you might expect.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 7, 2013
Dark Skies unveils its horror slowly, creating a suspenseful ride that feels satisfying even though we're traveling a familiar road.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
June 1, 2013
Dark Skies is a slow-burn paranormal horror film that spends way too much time on setup and not enough on reveal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 28, 2013
...the film, for the most part, contains many elements that have been employed in other similarly-themed endeavors...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
May 27, 2013
The movie promises fireworks--and it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
May 19, 2013
yet another example of horror that can't make up its mind, and as a result, can't satisfy
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 6, 2013
What body-snatches this beyond being another haunted-home flick is the attention to family breakdown rather than another scare around the next dark corner. It's more about eerieness and creepiness than outlandish confrontations and gory shocks.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
April 19, 2013
It could be a test case for copyright law.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
April 12, 2013
Expectations of originality soon cloud over, leading towards the kind of quick ending at 97 minutes which kills any sign of blue sky thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 8, 2013
It's never uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 8, 2013
A moderately effective supernatural tale, an allegory for our anxious times in which a suburban American family appears to be targeted by some malign force that is, as we used to say, "not of this world".
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
April 4, 2013
A baffling bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 4, 2013
Zero points for originality, but interestingly messy at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 4, 2013
There are some good ideas here, just not enough frights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
April 4, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 4, 2013
If the dour home-invasion chiller Dark Skies needs one thing, it's aliens with more novel ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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