The Darkest Minds

2018, Sci-fi/Action, 1h 44m

141 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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The Darkest Minds does little to differentiate itself in a crowded field of YA adaptations, leaving all but the least demanding viewers feeling dystopian déjà vu. Read critic reviews

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When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the most powerful young people, Ruby, escapes from her camp and joins a group of runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Betrayed by the adults in power, this newfound family soon realizes that running is not enough -- they must use their collective powers to wage a resistance and take back their future.

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  • Jan 20, 2019
    Really bad, the kind of thing that probably at least would have been commercially succesful about five years ago, but now? Ends up not only a box office lightweight, but also a failure of a story.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2018
    In a scene meant to show how self-aware it is, The Darkest Minds instead reiterates just how derivative it is of every other YA-spawned franchise that has come before it and in turn, how mundane it is by comparison. I mean, itï¿ 1/2(TM)s fine. And it proves that sometimes the destination can be better than the journey as the final moments pack more genuine emotion and heart than the entire movie up until that point. So, itï¿ 1/2(TM)s kinda completely whack, but at the same time makes the best of this combination of elements that youï¿ 1/2(TM)ve seen countless times before. I wonï¿ 1/2(TM)t remember it in two weeks, but hey-I was never bored. Take what you can get.
    Philip P Super Reviewer

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