Dark Skies
Dark Skies (2013)

From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 28, 2013
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40%
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49%



Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dark Skies writer director Scott Stewart has a solid cast, an interesting premise, and some admirable ambitions, but he can't figure out what to do with any of them, and the result is a dull, muddled effort that will bore all but the most devoted horror buffs.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Time and again, Stewart squanders the opportunity to do anything remotely interesting or worthwhile ...

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Stewart has some lofty ambitions, some of which he almost fulfills.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Sneaks by being a retread, mainly because of the really thick tension and suspense [the director] pulls off with an effective score and sharp direction.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

There's little to fear from this rather tame genre outing.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Those elements are employed with consummate dexterity.

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Dark Skies may not be a revelatory experience, but as a pure exercise in genre filmmaking, it excels.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Film.com

Dark Skies is sort of supernatural, but it's really more super natural....[it's] about the fragility of family, a muted meditation on how precious it is.

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Peter Sobczynski
Chicago Sun-Times

Dark Skies is a bore that even the most forgiving genre buffs will find difficult to defend or endure.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

Dark Skies won't totally scratch that itch for a good scare, but it's a welcome treat for those who follow the old X-Files credo, "The truth is out there".

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Genuinely creepy at the end, though starts out quite lame and even dull.
Cynthia S.
3 3/4's. Creepy. Eerie. Decent job with the spooky background music, too. For once, a decent ending, too. Bad endings ruin films for me...this one pulled… More
Mark Beckford
This movies goes into the "I was pleasantly surprised" category. The trailer was a yawner and the apparent premise initially screamed… More
JY Skacto
Scott Stewart's supernatural thriller, <i>Dark Skies</i>, isolates the viewer from the entertainment.<p>Coming in at a tad over 90… More
Mark Beckford
This movies goes into the "I was pleasantly surprised" category for those movies that are better-than-you-expected. The trailer was a yawner and the… More
Carlos Magalhães
An average horror movie that manages to build some efficient tension for the most part, even if it does not offer anything original about abduction phenomenon… More