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The Mist Reviews

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November 5, 2015
Frank Darabont presents a movie with one of the most pesimist and hopeless endings in cinema history. [Full review in Spanish]
Ali Gray
October 14, 2012
The Mist is a creature feature in which the monsters are almost incidental, but the panic and fear-mongering that comes with the territory is what ultimately causes the most chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
The Mist has a lot of the elements to be one of the great horror films, but it never quite puts it all together. It's still very good, but a few missteps keep it from ever being more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nick Rogers
September 23, 2010
The black-and-white version's stark contrasts give greater claustrophobic force to the fragility of civilization when ideology grows as deadly as any marauding beasts. Prepare also to be knocked cold and gut-kicked for good measure by its ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 7, 2010
Writer-director Frank Darabont had skillfully translated the human drama of Stephen King's work in The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption , but he seems hopelessly lost in The Mist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
October 30, 2009
The Mist paints [its] divides starkly -- perhaps a bit too much so -- but combined with its spooks and gore, it makes for effective, smart entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 19, 2009
The Mist divides those who want cheap escapist thrills from those who like their horror with real heart, brains, and courage.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
A refreshing bummer
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 29, 2008
Acerta ao compreender a natureza do texto original, que empregava o terror como uma mera ferramenta para analisar o comportamento de seus personagens e os dilemas morais e religiosos que os impelem uns contra os outros.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Biodrowski
July 15, 2008
Somewhere along the way, [director Frank] Darabont just got lost in the fog, and he never found his way out.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 3, 2008
Unusually dark and gritty, with ace B-movie writing and direction from Darabont and a collection of full-on performances from a gifted cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
July 1, 2008
Like Shyamalan's Signs but without the salvationist coda, The Mist is a bleak look at what happens when faith, hope and charity have all got lost in the fog.
Lucius Gore
June 21, 2008
This is a flawless horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin McCarthy
May 24, 2008
Wait until you see the end of this film! It was one of the most horrific endings I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 9, 2008
'The Mist is a classic monster movie turned morality play, and for a while it works on both counts.
| Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 25, 2008
Both a gory monster movie and a Twilight Zone-styled morality play on mob mentality and religion run amok. [DVD review]
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 24, 2008
A great achievement in many ways, Darabont's biggest misstep is his final submission to the road more traveled.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Prairie Miller
March 23, 2008
A horde of plus size nuclear bugs stops by to shoplift and chow down on some take-out humans, favoring their homo sapien dinner fare feisty and playing hard to get, and never bothering to stop at the cash register.
March 11, 2008
the ending is black but the film is great
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Whereas King's short story ends ambiguously, Darabont has fashioned a denouement that just may be the most nihilistic I have ever witnessed in a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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