Darkness Reviews

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April 29, 2009
There's the draw from the audience of potential scares and the good cast, but there's nothing ever delivered to us.
August 7, 2008
This baffling, unintentionally sidesplitting horror show has opened just in time to qualify as the worst film of the year.
June 22, 2007
...ultimately comes off as nothing less than a total disaster.
January 8, 2007
All of this, of course, would be forgivable if it added up to a scary movie or made even a lick of sense (chunks appear to have been cut out of a longer cut of the film), but Balaguero manages to disappoint on every possible front.
January 8, 2007
As in most bad horror flicks, intimations of unspeakable evil are supposed to distract us from the yawning gaps in story logic and character motivation.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Even as the darkness closes in, there is never any real sense of dread. The slow-burning terror soon fizzles out, as does the damp squib of an ending.
April 1, 2006
Back to horror school for you, Seor Balaguer.
September 26, 2005
A plodding, portentous horror thriller in which a spooky child figures prominently and people speak in hushed tones about sinister doings.
September 16, 2005
Darkness is a by-the-numbers haunted house thriller that recalls a number of other films in which a family moves into a mysterious old manse with a sordid past
September 2, 2005
There's still a lot of European feel to Darkness, which can sometimes be off-putting to American audiences.
July 7, 2005
Too many plot and character lapses for comfort, even in the traditionally logic-flouting horror genre.
June 15, 2005
It's unfortunate that the film is called Darkness because this means it will soon be relegated to the Wal Mart bargain bin next to 2003's stinker Darkness Falls.
June 10, 2005
A good case of style over substance.
June 1, 2005
The film is dark, and a bit slowly paced in parts, but it's worth watching.
May 30, 2005
There's nothing very frightening about this shallow, stupid spookfest.
April 22, 2005
The movie finally degenerates into a hopeless mass of mumbo-jumbo, silliness, and incoherence.
April 2, 2005
However, the fact that the creepy suspenseful atmosphere builds up to a risible climax where nothing remotely scary happens undermines all the good work that has gone before.
March 23, 2005
Darkness is a ridiculous film choked with genre clichs and stolen scares, yet there's something genuinely dark and nasty wrapped inside all that ridiculousness...
February 22, 2005
incomprehensibly opaque and moronically over-projected
January 16, 2005
Tries to survive on an aura of unknown creepiness, but that's really just a nice way of saying that very little happens of any interest during the film.
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