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Dark Skies

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Supernatural

Release Date :

February 22, 2013

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Scott Charles Stewart

Starring :

Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Annie Thurman, Michael Patrick McGill, Trevor St. John, Ariana Guido, Josh Wingate

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..the biggest problem with "Dark Skies" is that Stewart can never quite decide just what story he is telling - a slow-burn horror parable or paranoid invasion flick..”
by Mark Olsen [LA Times]
Review rate : C+

“..once a horror film has to explain the inexplicable, it loses its mystique-and Dark Skies didn't bank that much mystique to begin with..”
by Scott Tobias [A.V. Club]
2.5 of 4

“..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 want to believe..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]
2 of 5

“..it's also true that the most forgettable thriller can be elevated by a committed cast, which is definitely the case here..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
“..in a genre that so rarely delivers what it promises, this horror flick never lets up on the jolts..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]
1.5 of 4

“..Dark Skies is the definitive horror film for the Tea Party era. That's scarier than the aliens themselves..”
by Calum Marsh [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Roger Moore [Movie Nation]
Reviewed by Rob Vaux [Mania]
Reviewed by Eric Goldman [IGN]
Reviewed by Andy Webster [NY Times]

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THE INTRUDERS :

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FOCUS :

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