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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
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
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.
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".
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
Stefan Pape
April 4, 2013
Dark Skies is a good story, well told and one that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 4, 2013
A psychological thriller aiming to avoid the straitjacket of formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post
April 3, 2013
Dark Skies sustains tension by grounding most of the family's torment in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 3, 2013
Somehow this mishmash of borrowed ideas all comes together to create an unexpectedly solid genre movie.
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
March 22, 2013
In this doomy surburban horror the real terrors don't come from space.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
March 5, 2013
...now more than ever, terror begins at home -- especially when the evil forces are ruining expensive cuts of meat and overturning gallon jugs of milk onto the floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 1, 2013
Effectively unsettling, Dark Skies is a science-fiction thriller that plays like an episode of The Twilight Zone crossed with Poltergeist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
February 25, 2013
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.
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