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The Darkest Hour

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Chris Gorak

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About the Movie

The Darkest Hour is a tense apocalyptic thriller centering on the fight for survival waged by five youths who find themselves stranded in Moscow during an alien invasion. As the invisible extraterrestrials absorb all of Earth's energy and life forms, finding a means of escaping the unstoppable attackers becomes a seemingly impossible task.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 57
  • Fresh: 7
  • Rotten: 50
  • Average Rating: 3.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: 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 the film, you'd better have one heck of a reveal up your sleeve. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Dec 26, 2011

Rotten: It's clear from early on that these characters are as indistinct and lazily rendered as the floating blobs chasing them. – Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly, Dec 28, 2011

Rotten: What's the point of going all the way to Moscow if the shots you come back with end up looking like cheap green-screen process work? – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, Dec 27, 2011

Rotten: An alien invasion flick that evidently expects dramatic shots of a depopulated Red Square to make up for a flatlining screenplay and the absence of even a single compelling character. – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, Dec 26, 2011

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Customer Reviews


"The Darkest Hour" is basically a poorly-made re-hash of the terrible 2010 film "Skyline", only it's ten times more convoluted, confusing and unenjoyable. The characters are completely forgettable and extremely underdeveloped, the CGI effects are very cheap-looking and lazily put together and the screenplay is clumsily executed and doesn't contain anything even remotely original for a sci-fi movie. All in all, this is nothing more than yet another monotonous low-budget teen disaster flick that fails to set itself apart from every other apocalyptic action thriller out there. I saw it on an airplane and it kept putting me in and out of sleep. Seriously, it was that boring. But hey, if you don't mind wasting an hour and a half watching some annoying young people fend off a bunch of invisible floating blobs in Moscow, go ahead and rent the film. Just prepare to be very disappointed once it's over.


When I saw the trailer for this movie, I thought to myself, "invisible aliens that feed on electricity??? Sounds pretty cool to me!!!!" boy, was I so WRONG!!!!!!!! This movie had absolutely no character development, no story, no nothing. I had faith in this film, I was hoping it would be original, but all i got was an hour and a half of pure crap. Hell, even Skyline was better than this..... If any of you are smart like me, PLEASE dont buy this film, you will be sorry if you do. And to those who feel that they must see it, you have been warned....


Best movie ever!! Ignore the other comment this movie is great!! You don't see it coming & it is awesome!! 100 out of 10 rating!!

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2011

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