The Darkest Hour 3D Synopsis
In Moscow, five survivors of an alien attack try to figure out how to fight back.

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By Joe Leydon
The Darkest Hour turns out to be a modestly inventive and involving variation on a standard-issue sci-fi doomsday scenario.
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Los Angeles Times

Capable and compelling performers like Hirsch and Thirlby seem left to their own devices to make some connection with the material. The idea...
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Entertainment Weekly

You should be rooting for the humans, but you might as well be rooting for the blobs. Most likely, though, you'll just be rooting for the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

An alien invasion flick that evidently expects dramatic shots of a depopulated Red Square to make up for a flatlining screenplay and the...
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Boston Globe

Once upon a time, you'd go to see a grade-C genre movie like this willing to trade consistency and artfulness for a few stray thrills or...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
This is exactly the sort of film I wasn't expecting from either Gorak or his producers. In many too-obvious ways this is just a formulaic...
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
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...
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Boxoffice Magazine

The Darkest Hour isn't just a dark horse contender for the year's biggest joke, it's the darkest.
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Slant Magazine

In a year-end season stacked deep with worthwhile films, what possible incentive could there be for submitting to The Darkest Hour's utter...
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The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
Not since Mark Wahlberg trembled in fear beside a menacing houseplant in "The Happening" has a film tried to provoke terror with such an...
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The Darkest Hour 3D

By magdaelizetth
The movie was a bit boring at the beginning but once the action started it was good. I didnt like the ending... even though it was a suspensful ending, it was a boring one....

Be Prepared ....

By pegasus99
The movie is very tense overall, and I liked the aliens and the premise for their arrival - they have a very formidable method of attack. There were several parts of the story line that lacked...

Some good surprises

By cheriluvsmovies
Acting was certainly not oscar award winning, but adequate for the movie. A bit disappointed in the amount of 3D. Not that I'm that into 3D, but for the money they charge extra, I would've liked a...

Decent and inventive. Go if a sci-fi fan.

By ryansebrasky
But not worth the $13 per price ticket cost. Why are they forcing us to view movies in 3d. After ten minutes you don't even realize its in 3d anymore anyways?! That said the film felt original but it...

Darkest Hour is wasted in the theatre

By migraman
My darkest hour was sitting in the theatre watching this cheap off shoot of cowboys and aliens. Bad acting, bad script and even bad 3D. Save your money and wait until it comes on network TV. It is...

A HORRIBLE motion picture!

By AlexisChristina1
The trailer to this movie looked interesting so my family and i were excited to see it on Christmas day! We purchased tickets online so we didnt have to wait in line. Once in the theater we started...

2 1/2 Stars fun movie

By gr8mooveesee
Fun movie to see with a group. SciFi adventure. Acting is weak, and the story line certainly has some gaps, but it kept us entertained. Follow Natalie's footwear thru the movie, that will keep you...

AWSOME MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By aw_someness
this movie was the best movie in the world.... i cant wate tilll part 2!!!!!!!!!!! acting was good..... storyline was awsome...... i would rate this movie 1000000000000000000000 stars....

Cinematic History's "Darkest Hour"

By taxilarry
The first 10 minutes held promise of some kind of enjoyable movie experience, but from then on it dragged on for a variety of reasons, or should I say lack of reasons. First, the special effects were...

Darkest Hour hmmmm

By gonzaah1
Expected alot more from this movie, being a sci-fi fan myself, I thought it would show alot more than it did. It was a little slow and I expected alot more action and thrills. There also need to be...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sci-Fi Action Violence and Some Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Alien invasion flick has lots of violence but little blood.
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