Dark Skies 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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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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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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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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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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Slant Magazine

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

By StangManDans
Dark Skies has everything... Good tight storyline, a couple of good jumps, good acting, I don't feel the movie ever dragged at any point, and the great thing is the movie did not lean on scares or...

Amazing

By Comrade1917
This was truly an original take on the alien abduction genre. I felt like I was watching a puzzle come together from beginning to end, if you'r into horror and science fiction, this is a must see!...

Genuinely scary!

By dannypants
I had rather low expectations of this movie but it was surprisingly good! I can't say it was highly original or even unpredictable, but the performances were excellent and the fear generated in the...

Worth seeing

By rokeefenj
I went to see Dark Skies expecting a paranormal horror story, not expecting an alien encouinter movie, but it was very well received by me and my 13 year old son. It was worth the trip....

Good

By cleoX3
This was a pretty decent movie. Definitely original when speaking on current paranormal movies. Some parts had me holding onto my seat. It would've been better however if they clipped some things out...

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By mister2tim
Slow building movie plot with teenage boob grabbing getting emphasis along with a questionable father figure background. Tension and good suspense builds quickly in last half of movie. Good plot...

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By littlehippo
I liked the movie and will probably buy it when it comes out. I did not care for the ending, but other than that i enjoyed it....

Alright Movie

By oliviag19
Movie was pretty good. Not nearly as scary as I'd hoped it would be. Had a nice little story line to it. I say if you have nothing else to do, definitly worth the movie ticket price. P.s. has a...

Entertaining

By kellylovesmetal
If you liked The Fourth Kind with Mila Jovovich, then you probably will like this movie also. Not too many films have explored the abduction theory and I think this one isn't bad. It's entertaining,...

Great. !!

By aspiringsuperstar12
Dark Skies will have you on the edge of your seat right from the start. !! With an amazing twist you don't expect at the end! Definetley a MUST SEE!...

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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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