Dark Skies Reviews

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September 18, 2019
Dark Skies is alien encounter done on the cheap.
December 4, 2018
There's a definite bittersweet tone to the end of Dark Skies and it's a bold departure from the endings from such films as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Poltergeist or even Signs, but Stewart didn't quite bring it all the way home.
December 4, 2018
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.
December 4, 2018
Unfortunately, for a supposedly scary movie, the only thing from above that may chill you when you leave the theater is rain.
December 4, 2018
Dark Skies is utterly generic, down to a meaningless title lifted from the 1996 X-Files knock-off TV series.
December 4, 2018
The story is oddly pessimistic. Nothing is learned, no victory is achieved, and even the expected "twist" ending is curiously dull. It's as if the aliens have already won.
September 1, 2017
Poltergeist meets The X-Files when an average US suburban family is plunged into horror, blah blah blah.
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.
May 19, 2013
yet another example of horror that can't make up its mind, and as a result, can't satisfy
April 19, 2013
It could be a test case for copyright law.
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.
April 4, 2013
A baffling bore.
April 4, 2013
Zero points for originality, but interestingly messy at the same time.
April 4, 2013
There are some good ideas here, just not enough frights.
April 4, 2013
If the dour home-invasion chiller Dark Skies needs one thing, it's aliens with more novel ideas.
April 4, 2013
Time and again, Stewart squanders the opportunity to do anything remotely interesting or worthwhile ...
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.
April 3, 2013
Dark Skies is a watchable supernatural thriller with a handful of effectively creepy moments, but it's let down by a clichd script, a lack of imagination and a soporific lead performance from Keri Russell.
April 3, 2013
A protracted and tedious build up leads to a mildly unnerving pay-off in this largely uninspired horror movie.
March 6, 2013
A tepid attempt at making an alien abduction yarn into a Paranormal Activity movie (a dubious enough notion at best) -- and a boring little movie.
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