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Darkness Falls Reviews

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September 6, 2003
There are a few cheap scares, but overall the film is, well, toothless.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 20, 2003
Irritating sound effects, cheap scare tactics and a comically bad script all add up to the year's first senseless cinematic attack on the senses.
| Original Score: 1/4
January 27, 2003
The terrible acting, the awful pacing, and laughable special effects make the horror of watching this movie all too unintentional.
Read More | Original Score: D-
January 25, 2003
Of course, though, the climax takes place in a lighthouse (no subtlety there), and every person of authority, the cop, the lawyer, the doctor, are all incapacitated...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 29, 2003
Simply put, Darkness Falls is like that snake that eats itself: by the time minute 80 hits the screen, you'll have completely forgotten about minutes 1 through 10.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 30, 2003
The characters are empty, the performances wooden, and of course, the grave little kid is omniscient.
January 24, 2003
When Darkness Falls, boredom rises.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 9, 2003
Utterly woeful and mostly just banal effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 1, 2003
It's just boring.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 31, 2003
Formulaic and uneventful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
January 31, 2003
What's supposed to rattle us as a bout of simulated night terror, comes off more as an acute episode of extreme nearsightedness.
January 27, 2003
Incrediby, the nitwit pun in the title is one of the more intelligent things in this lame-brained, incompetent horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 24, 2003
There's not a jot of originality in Darkness Falls, but there are a few good scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2003
'Director Jonathan Liebesman helms a ridiculously familiar and arbitrary cheesy horror tale that doesn't effectively challenge the simple conventions of the fright genre.'
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
January 23, 2003
The story and characters are so thin that Darkness Falls has nothing to offer but the entertainment value of child endangerment.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
June 26, 2003
Darkness has fallen and it can't get up.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
January 22, 2003
Darkness Falls is a no-brainer that aims to entertain even if it doesn't enlighten.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 22, 2003
...so unoriginal in its execution that it serves to prove two things: 1) this genre is played out, and 2) as long as crap makes money, studios will continue to make crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2003
Neophyte director Jonathan Liebesman tries to dredge up chills with loud noises and those unexpected black cats that jump out of total darkness...For a really scary Tooth Fairy, try Tom Noonan in Michael Mann's "Manhunter."
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 24, 2003
There's a lot of noise and blurry action in 'Darkness Falls' -- like the start of my worst migraines.
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