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The Mist Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 21, 2007
It's laughable, and not in the good way.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 21, 2007
It is a competently made Horrible Things Pouncing on People Movie. If you think Frank Darabont has equaled the Shawshank and Green Mile
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 21, 2007
What's more annoying than a bad horror movie? A bad horror movie that thinks it has lessons to teach us.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
November 21, 2007
There's a glib twist at the end, which seems out of character, and the movie could easily lose 20 minutes, maybe 40.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 3, 2007
...almost a humorless parody of Roger Corman at his worst...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 20, 2007
I'm scared of a lot of things. Cancer, Al Qaeda, teenagers. Land octopi aren't in my top 1000.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today
November 21, 2007
It's not The Shawshank Redemption, but for what it is, The Mist is an admirable venture into the always foggy, sometimes treacherous landscape of the human soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Kohn
New York Press
November 21, 2007
Harden's Mrs. Carmondy would bring the whole production down if it weren't already flawed for other reasons.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
November 24, 2007
In the worst film about a weather pattern since 2005's The Fog, Stephen King go-to adapter Frank Darabont launches this dreadful misfire that works as neither horror nor social commentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt
November 21, 2007
Like the sad, doomed shoppers in The Mist, if movie-goers are going to be trapped in a dark room for several hours, surrounded by a motley who's-who of humanity, the experience should count for something more.
Cole Haddon
Orlando Weekly
November 22, 2007
The dialogue is more often than not artificial, predictable and even comical as it tries to wrestle characters into agreeing with the story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 24, 2007
Too transfixed into a mist of its own making to be either enjoyable or sensible.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
November 20, 2007
There is a mind behind Frank Darabont's windy adaptation of a Stephen King novella, but it is twisted to cynical and dispiriting ends.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 21, 2007
That bloated sense of purpose turns what could have been a nifty B-movie into a strained, two-hours-plus Twilight Zone episode, and, believe me, Darabont's no Rod Serling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
November 21, 2007
A combination monster/disaster movie, it explores issues as fundamentally elusive as the nature of man, the existence of God and the purpose of religion, and its conclusions aren't going to leave anybody feeling too good about whatever they believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 21, 2007
An apocalypse with neither rapture nor revelations -- just endless torture and inhumanly cruel jokes.
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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Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
November 21, 2007
'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!' the quote from "Network", sums up nicely my current feelings about horror films, specifically 'The Mist'.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
November 21, 2007
The town nutcase, the bible-thumping Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden, over-acting yet again), is so convincing that one of the crowd commits suicide, and another, the store's butcher, stabs one of the good guys --- ("Clean up in Aisle Three!")
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