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The Darkest Hour Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 31, 2012
Did Olivia Thirlby and Emile Hirsch make this so they could visit Russia on somebody else's dime?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
Just dumb enough to feel like the product of intelligent grown ups who wanted to make something they'd have dug as widdle kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 18, 2012
It's true mindless trash, but it's fun mindless trash... I'm not ashamed to say I would watch a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Chambers
April 18, 2012
Once again it's time for the end of the world. But, "The Darkest Hour" fails to see the light and we're stuck with yet another mediocre sci-fi movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Simon Weaving
April 3, 2012
Uninspiring and insipid, this contemporary take on the zombie genre sees a group of gorgeous twenty somethings trapped in Moscow trying desperately to get away from an endless attack launched by nasty id-like blobs of energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012
So bad that Russian and American relations may break down and reignite the Cold War.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
March 4, 2012
One accusation commonly levelled at films like Transformers is that they're big on budget but light on ideas. The Darkest Hour falls short on both fronts.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 17, 2012
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Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
January 24, 2012
The title of this teen disaster-by-numbers affair could not be more apt - as a collective omen for all those involved
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 20, 2012
It's refreshing to see someplace besides Manhattan, Tokyo or L.A. getting the destruction-from-space treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 17, 2012
The setting in deserted Moscow is the biggest point of difference about this ho-hum end of the world scenario. Also invisible is the tension to give this apocalyptic sci-fi action thriller scares and impetus.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 15, 2012
The most alarming moment is the revelation that there might be a sequel.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
January 14, 2012
It is as though they got half way through making the film and had the budget catastrophically slashed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James White
SFX Magazine
January 13, 2012
In what might prove to be one of the most egregious examples of concept far outstripping execution, The Darkest Hour ends up as this year's Skyline: aliens+paper-thin screenplay=cinematic snooze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 13, 2012
Cool though this might seem as a post-apocalyptic fashion accessory, it's fatally ill-thought-through...
| Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 12, 2012
Our planet is ravaged by aliens in yet another sci-fi calamity so bad you'll be cheering on the invaders.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 12, 2012
Invisible invaders!... Surely, then, we're in for an inspired, imaginative story and engaging, fascinating characters -- you know, to make up for the cheapness... Nope...
Peter Bradshaw
January 12, 2012
Very cheap and silly-looking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
January 12, 2012
Sadly lacks the stylish imagination that co-producer Timur Bekmambetov brought to his supernatural epics Night Watch and Day Watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 12, 2012
An intriguing idea and inventive visual approach is let down by a script that runs out out of steam before it ever reaches full speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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