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Dark Skies Reviews

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Christian Law
We Got This Covered
February 26, 2013
Despite building a tense atmosphere upon a solid premise, Dark Skies is far too unoriginal and vanilla to earn anything more than a casual dismissal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
February 26, 2013
I can't recommend this to anyone other than hardcore extraterrestrial junkies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
February 26, 2013
There's some cool plot points provided by otherwordly expert J.K. Simmons, but they quickly get lost in the shuffle of a boring movie that feels all too familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
February 22, 2013
It doesn't take a conspiracy theorist to detect Dark Skies's thinly veiled conservatism, and it doesn't take an undue alarmist to be disturbed by the implications of this sort of fear-mongering.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
February 24, 2013
Stewart has some lofty ambitions, some of which he almost fulfills.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
April 19, 2013
It could be a test case for copyright law.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 3, 2013
By parading out every tired trope from the sci-fi and horror genres, Dark Skies is unintentional self-parody, and quite dreadful indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 21, 2013
Nicely shot and editing, modestly chilling, but missing the panic and fear real parents would feel for kids in jeopardy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 4, 2013
There are some good ideas here, just not enough frights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
February 28, 2013
What it lacks in originality, it almost makes up for with strong performances ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 3, 2013
A protracted and tedious build up leads to a mildly unnerving pay-off in this largely uninspired horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
March 1, 2013
Why do aliens unload the pantry and stack items in the form of an abstract art project, or make little boys wet their pants? Who knows, and who cares.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
April 4, 2013
Time and again, Stewart squanders the opportunity to do anything remotely interesting or worthwhile ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page
February 22, 2013
Dark Skies shows us glimpses of the movie it could have been before squandering it all on silly misfires and a lack of overall thrust.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
February 22, 2013
Stewart is too focused on a sequel, instead of nurturing his first baby that needs love and attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
February 22, 2013
Instead of a slow build, Dark Skies is more of a slow leak.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 2, 2013
Dark Skies is not only about invading aliens whose psychology is so removed from ours as to make them totally unknowable, it was apparently written by them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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