50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
So much schlock and melodrama find their way into Darkness Falls that when an exasperated character shouts near the end ''All this over a [expletive] tooth!,'' you know how he feels.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Stephen King without the snap, David Lynch without the kink, teen horror without the teen hormones, Darkness Falls falls apart in a crescendo of creepy-crawly hoo-ha. It's more like Darkness Kerplunks.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The plot is as riddled with holes as Matilda's victims, making her sudden appearances more distracting than distressing.
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38

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Isn't satisfying or surprising. It doesn't even make sense from scene to scene.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
God forgive me, but I worship the Bad Dialogue Fairy -- he gets me through these endless nights.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?
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25

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Darkness Falls was formerly known as "Tooth Fairy," but could just as well have been titled "Dumb Then Dumber" for the way its plot makes decreasing sense even by the low standards of B horror flicks.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Dumb.
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25

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A cheesy horror film can offer a vicarious cheap thrill or two. Darkness Falls offers only a test of the patience, not even providing much chance to laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of its villain.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Bruce Fretts
Darkness Falls is like something salvaged from Stephen King's wastebasket.
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23 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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