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Darkness Falls Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
So bad it's almost painful. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A very flawed but entertaining and cheesy monster flick that would be fun to watch around a crowd with some popcorn.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Exactly what a horror movie should be; fun, scary, fast paced, and with 'jump' moments galore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Sunday Times (Australia)
September 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 2, 2003
Darkness Falls banks on the type of psychological thrills that made old-fashioned horror films a hoot.
| Original Score: B
Jamie Russell
April 28, 2003
This is a self-consciously silly, completely disposable multiplex movie that does its best to deliver its fair share of chills while struggling to keep a straight face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
January 27, 2003
There are more than a few images in this film that may linger once the theater empties... just imagine how much money parents could save if they let their little ones watch this...!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
January 24, 2003
As amateurish as first-time director Jonathan Liebesman is with handling his performers and their roles, he is a clear technical expert, heightening a distinguishable, foreboding atmosphere while delivering thrills and chills at a clip rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Guylaine Cadorette
January 24, 2003
Darkness Falls casts a pall over its genre rather than do it justice. It should, however, appeal to horror fans looking for a cheap thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 24, 2003
Though Darkness Falls isn't anywhere close to as frightening as last year's The Ring or Signs, it's certainly a continued step in the right direction for the horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
January 23, 2003
As far as semi-abandoned midwinter Hollywood compost goes, though, Darkness Falls basically brings home the bacon for horror fans.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 22, 2003
One can almost imagine director Liebesman walking out of the lackluster Blair Witch sequel going..."I could have done it better." And he did.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 8, 2014
It's only slightly more enjoyable than having army ants gnaw at your privates.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Film lovers beware! The evil spirits of boredom will befall should you enter a darkened cinema and endure Darkness Falls.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 26, 2007
It begins with not one but two prologues; one character turns up out of nowhere, his introduction no doubt left on the cutting-room floor; and the paltry 85-minute running time includes 15 minutes of end credits.
Philip French
February 26, 2007
A mish mash of horror-movie clichés.
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
The kind of movie that gets laughs entirely unintentionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
All semblance of plausibility is extracted, leaving a cast of TV actors to struggle with a plot with more gaps than an eight-year-old's grin.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 26, 2005
Oy, how it falls.
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