The Mist Synopsis
Terrified townspeople huddle in a grocery store while deadly creatures roam outside in a dense fog.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Good and creepy, The Mist comes from a Stephen King novella and is more the shape, size and quality of the recent “1408,” likewise taken...
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By James Berardinelli
What a horror film SHOULD be - dark, tense, and punctuated by just enough gore to keep the viewer's flinch reflex intact.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's a grim modern parable to be read into the dangerous effects of the gospel-preaching local crazy lady Mrs. Carmody (brilliantly...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
It's a B-movie with A-list aspirations, and it's at its best when it's not trying to be something it isn't.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
At its best, The Mist just wants to make you jump.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
While it's riveting throughout, The Mist is a bit bloated.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More thought-provoking than frightening. Its stubbornly cynical attitude makes it worth watching, more than the monsters or the impenetrable...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Less horrific than it is horribly didactic.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The brutally ironic ending, I might add, won't make anybody very happy about having chosen The Mist for their evening's entertainment.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Mist doesn't provoke further thought; it provokes active annoyance at being punished in the service of a pulp morality tale with...
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The Mist- Loved it.

By film_lover13
It is a horror film complete with great monsters, but wait, it is so much more. Darabont has done it again. He takes you on a ride to a fantastic world but there is more to his storytelling than what...

Frank Darabont is a genius!

By SaneGirl
I put off seeing this movie, because I thought, oh, another Stephen King; I grew a bit tired of his writing. I'm SO glad I watched this! Ok, the monsters were a bit stoopid, but the EMOTIONS of the...

dont miss the mist

By paulyfatfingers
awesome movie one of kings best...

If you see one F-ing movie see this!

By Darkrider
I saw the pre-release today and I walked out of the theater just stunned... It took about 10 minutes to hit me, I was feeling almost every emotion out there, shocked, sad, happy, mad, frustrated,...

An Excellent Thriller

By movie_fanatic_1
I thouroughly enjoyed watching The Mist. It is a great example of what people do when they are so full of fear and are trapped together. It is amazing to see what people will believe to have the...

"The Mist"

By mwls1156
This has always been my favorite King story, a horror story that has both human and non-human villians. From what I have heard, Darabont is faithful to the novella up until the last five to ten...

My opinion...

By DarkAngel39
The movie is absolutely stunning... In the beginning. After the mist rolls in, the movie begins to get kinda iffy for my tastes. As with most horror movies, there's always a character that everyone...

Definitely Missssst this one! Don't take your kids...

By sjmovieboy
Interesting enough story. Truly disturbing ending. Not scary ending – disturbing. Hoky special effects. Some of the dialogue & acting were even worse. But almost in a bad 60's B-movie kind of way....

oh so creepy

By prncess803
OK, so the 'monsters' (you'll find out what they are) don't look that 'real'. That is OK. they are really not the story here. Just soak in the plot, the characters, the setting. This reminded me of...

Looks like it could be the best King adaption yet! - Updated

By Qui-Gon Bong
I have been a fan of this particular King story since I first read it over 20 years ago. I have been following the making of this film for months now through a great site called aint it cool news. The...

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Rated R | For violence, terror and gore, and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Fear reigns in so-so Stephen King monster flick.
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