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The Darkest Hour (2011)



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The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects. -- (C) Summit

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Critic Reviews for The Darkest Hour

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (8)

There's literally nothing here that works: the SFX are limp, the acting is dire and director Chris Gorak seems to be fighting a losing battle with the concept of narrative logic.

January 10, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's clear from early on that these characters are as indistinct and lazily rendered as the floating blobs chasing them.

December 28, 2011 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Not since Mark Wahlberg trembled in fear beside a menacing houseplant in The Happening has a film tried to provoke terror with such an unlikely object of menace.

December 28, 2011 | Rating: F | Full Review…
Top Critic

If these dimwits represent the hope of humanity, bring on the alien overlords.

December 27, 2011 | Full Review…

"Darkest Hour'' doesn't have even as much character as those Discover commercials.

December 27, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

What's the point of going all the way to Moscow if the shots you come back with end up looking like cheap green-screen process work?

December 27, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Darkest Hour

It's not that bad. I mean the leads are really good actors and the suspense was really there. Not knowing who the invisible aliens were going to kill next and all. Mmm, although the whole invisible aliens sounds like a cop-out, it really comes out quite interesting. That is until you listen to what these actors are, talk about a really crappy script and sub-par co-stars. Seriously if this had been better developed it could have been a great sci-fi flick. That script is really just what brings down this whole thing for sure.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Well...not the worst that I have ever seen, I guess. Just nothing new. Nothing very original. Kind of lame...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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"It's not bad for a sci-fi alien invasion movie. It wasn't great though and I got a little bored with it. It lacked excitement and wasn't believable. When watching sci-fi flicks I want the characters and director to make me believe this one day can happen. The story could have been developed better. The acting was OK. I like Emile Hirsch. I haven't seen him in a film in a long time. I guess I thought I would see him in a better flick when I did. Not worth viewing more than once."


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