The Mist (2007)



Critic Consensus: Frank Darabont's impressive camerawork and politically incisive script make The Mist a truly frightening experience.

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David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize that there are things lurking in the mist--deadly, horrifying things--creatures not of this world. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together, but is that possible, given human nature? As reason crumbles in the face of fear and panic, David begins to wonder what terrifies him more: the monsters in the mist or the ones inside the store, the human kind, the people that until now had been his friends and neighbors?
R (for violence, terror and gore, and language)
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Thomas Jane
as David Drayton
Marcia Gay Harden
as Mrs. Carmody
Laurie Holden
as Amanda Dunfrey
Andre Braugher
as Brent Norton
Toby Jones
as Ollie Weeks
William Sadler
as Jim Grondin
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Dan Miller
Nathan Gamble
as Billy Drayton
Chris Owen
as Norm
Sam Witwer
as Wayne Jessup
Dave Jensen
as Myron
Bill Sadler
as Jim Grondin
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Critic Reviews for The Mist

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (34)

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 26, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

[This] grocery-store survival drama, dominated by Marcia Gay Harden as a shrill fundamentalist, serves as a crude but effective allegory for post-9/11 America.

Full Review… | January 3, 2008
Chicago Reader
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It's a horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit.

Full Review… | November 30, 2007
Top Critic

A near-campy escapist thrill ride.

November 27, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
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The Mist builds toward a climax so wrenching that I hesitate to recommend the film, but I think Darabont earns his vision.

November 26, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for The Mist


The best way I can sum-up this film is: it's intense. There's nothing particularly extraordinary about the acting or dialogue but the interesting characters (particularly the religious fanatic played by Marcia Gay Harden), the mysterious unnatural mist, and shocker ending are more than enough to recommend this one.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


For me it was a typical stephen king horror that i knew from the start would be boring, slow and nothing explained and i was right ! Not with the effort of watching!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

OK this is nothing like John Carpenters 'The Fog' but its allot like 'Aliens' in places. The story is kinda cool, not too original but the creatures look dreadful and very rubbery haha all the effects are very 80's and the whole thing is basically a bad B-movie, yet it does work to a degree. Its not scary but it does get you thinking and you wanna know more. Where do the creatures actually come from? why the fog? how do the humans get rid of them? what are they? begs for more info. The cast is cheesy as is the screaming snacks that are the residents and its all very predictable and cliched. Still its a fun film that begs for a sequel really. Oh and the ending is pretty much a downer haha you'll either love it or hate it but its different :)

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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