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The Darkest Hour Reviews

January 10, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 28, 2011
It's clear from early on that these characters are as indistinct and lazily rendered as the floating blobs chasing them.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 28, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: F
December 27, 2011
If these dimwits represent the hope of humanity, bring on the alien overlords.
December 27, 2011
"Darkest Hour'' doesn't have even as much character as those Discover commercials.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 27, 2011
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 26, 2011
Really, how slovenly is it to use invisible aliens? If you're going to tease us with nothing but pinwheels of light for three-quarters of the film, you'd better have one heck of a reveal up your sleeve.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 26, 2011
An alien invasion flick that evidently expects dramatic shots of a depopulated Red Square to make up for a flatlining screenplay and the absence of even a single compelling character.