• Released
  • February 22, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 37 min
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 1,378 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A human child is marked for future alien abduction.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
While there are some scares along the way, Stewart foolishly gives away the whole kit and caboodle plot-wise with an opening quotation from...
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New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Mostly, though, it all ends up feeling like a lost, minor episode of “The X-Files:” A little scary, a little silly and catnip for those who...
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60

Total Film

As a shocker, Scott Stewart’s (Priest) film is solid, but it’s the thoroughly depressing backdrop that you’ll take away.
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60

Time Out New York

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The real mystery of Dark Skies isn’t who’s pulling the paranormal pranks — it’s lanky visitors from above, not vengeful spirits from beyond...
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a passably chilling bit of nonsense that builds on the past, the tropes of the genre, and relies on them for the odd jolt and the...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Approaching the first half of the film fairly conventionally, Stewart then misses the opportunity to capitalize on shifting to more full-on...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The pacing is so tedious and the action so unexciting that it's a real thrill when J.K. Simmons shows up as a wry alien expert — and a huge...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Calum Marsh
Scott Stewart's Dark Skies is the definitive horror film for the Tea Party era.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The characters are reluctant to believe in the face of overwhelming evidence, mostly because writer-director Scott Stewart doesn’t want to...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

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Dark Skies is a bore that even the most forgiving genre buffs will find difficult to defend or endure.
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Rated PG-13 | For Violence, Language, Drug Content, All Involving Teens, Sexual Material and Terror Throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Subtle but dull alien invasion movie has scares, edgy stuff.
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