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The Mist Reviews

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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
February 2, 2008
With all due respect to Stephen King and Frank Darabond, military experiments as a cause for science fictioned creatures is yawningly unoriginal. But go see The Mist, just for Marcia Gay Harden's amazing, chillingly accurate portrayal
January 30, 2008
This is why I love post-apocalyptic movies...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 16, 2008
Wow, TWO good movies based on Stephen King stories in the same year? You bet. As entertaining as 1408? Not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
January 15, 2008
For the most part Darabont has adapted the work exactly as one would've hoped, though the last five minutes leave much to be desired
January 3, 2008
[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.
December 11, 2007
"The Shawshank Redemption." "The Green Mile." And now "The Mist." Director Frank Darabon tells Stephen King stories that are memorable, shattering and moving. Darabont deftly translates King's words to the big screen.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
December 7, 2007
A necessary throwback, a movie focused on building character, atmosphere and chills rather than on being merely a gory gross-out.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 4, 2007
If the Academy voters are willing to consider horror fare, [Marcia Gay] Harden's performance in The Mist is worthy of a Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 3, 2007
...almost a humorless parody of Roger Corman at his worst...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2007
Steven King and Frank Darabont have had a good relationship over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2007
It's a horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit.
November 29, 2007
Startlingly bad...although a film whose concept could be described as "The Fog with Stephen King characters" really can't be called "startlingly" bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 28, 2007
Because Darabont's not shooting for Oscar gold this time around, he's able to ease up on the pedal of self-importance and deliver an old-fashioned "B"- style genre flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 28, 2007
You get what you paid for -- assuming what you paid for is seeing a solid B-list cast being eaten by a variety of icky monsters lurking in the titular mist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 27, 2007
A near-campy escapist thrill ride.
November 27, 2007
Darabont slowly cranks up the tension, patiently stringing us along as the trapped characters come to understand the extent of their predicament and the dawning realization of their impending doom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 26, 2007
Poor Maine. Between Stephen King and Jessica Fletcher it's not safe to step one foot in Vacationland. At least Mrs. Fletcher works with straight-up murder. Uncle Stevie likes his death with a side of psychological torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/4
November 26, 2007
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
The cruel irony of the ending doesn't jibe with what is essentially a big-budget politicized revamp of 1958's 'The Crawling Eye.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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