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The Mist Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 30, 2008
This is why I love post-apocalyptic movies...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
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
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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+
Rebecca Murray
About.com
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 3, 2007
...almost a humorless parody of Roger Corman at his worst...
| Original Score: 2/5
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
December 1, 2007
Steven King and Frank Darabont have had a good relationship over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
December 1, 2007
It's a horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 27, 2007
A near-campy escapist thrill ride.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
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
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
November 26, 2007
King went so far as to issue a press release saying 'anybody who reveals the ending should be hung from the neck until dead.' Funny, I could say the same about whoever came up with it.
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