Darkness Reviews

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January 15, 2005
Unless you're having this review read to you by your mother tucking you in for the night, you've already seen this one.
January 15, 2005
The kind of monstrous misfire that makes your mind ache and your teeth grind.
January 15, 2005
The kind of ill-advised mess that usually winds up going straight to video.
January 15, 2005
This is one movie that's definitely dead on arrival.
January 15, 2005
Yet another unremarkable tour through the rules and expectations of the modern horror genre -- another film that's not quite scary, not quite interesting, but a mindless diversion that plays its expected part in a cinematic transaction.
January 15, 2005
January 15, 2005
Has direct-to-video written all over it.
January 7, 2005
This insanely ludicrous and trite plot can't connect two scenes together, much less drum up any real scares.
January 7, 2005
This is one of those horror flicks that's determined to show how serious it is by having almost nothing happen for about half its length.
January 6, 2005
"Darkness" is a fascinating story, only delivered sluggishly and without the requisite tension.**
January 6, 2005
Dull, pointless and clich-ridden
January 5, 2005
It's a lamentable film, a true waste of talented actresses Lena Olin and Anna Paquin, and a goofy retread of stock horror-flick devices.
January 5, 2005
We know that the house is haunted, because the family who's just moved in has to deal with the lights always flickering out. They should have called the movie The Fuse Box Horror.
January 5, 2005
It's clear from these films that the only thing horror fans are really terrified by is what they'd do if they were to see a child.
January 1, 2005
Simply put: Darkness fails. It's about as chilling as an unplugged refrigerator.
December 31, 2004
[T]he only scary thing about Darkness is how shockingly inept director Jaume Balagueró is...
December 30, 2004
Plot elements exist for their own sake, with little or no explanation or relationship to each other, leaving the story such a muddle that it's hard to tell if the actors are doing their jobs.
December 30, 2004
Should have been left to molder in Miramax's vast vault of horror-movie stiffs.
December 29, 2004
It's unoriginal, frequently incomprehensible and cheaply made, and moviegoers should avoid theaters that show this film just to eliminate the chance of walking in accidentally.
December 29, 2004
It's a bad sign when a horror movie is released on Christmas Day.
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