Darkness (2004)

Three weeks ago, just before the lunar eclipse, American teenager Regina and her family moved into a charming old house in the remote Spanish countryside. Since then, nothing has been the same. Day by day, a strange force seems to be… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Yet another predictable variation on the hoary old haunted-house movie, Darkness is an illogical, portentous mess.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As in most bad horror flicks, intimations of unspeakable evil are supposed to distract us from the yawning gaps in story logic and character motivation.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

We know that the house is haunted, because the family who's just moved in has to deal with the lights always flickering out. They should have called the movie The Fuse Box Horror.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

There's the draw from the audience of potential scares and the good cast, but there's nothing ever delivered to us.

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Time Out

Even as the darkness closes in, there is never any real sense of dread. The slow-burning terror soon fizzles out, as does the damp squib of an ending.

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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News

Plot elements exist for their own sake, with little or no explanation or relationship to each other, leaving the story such a muddle that it's hard to tell if the actors are doing their jobs.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

This baffling, unintentionally sidesplitting horror show has opened just in time to qualify as the worst film of the year.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

A plodding, portentous horror thriller in which a spooky child figures prominently and people speak in hushed tones about sinister doings.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Should have been left to molder in Miramax's vast vault of horror-movie stiffs.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately comes off as nothing less than a total disaster.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
Such a suck ass movie. The acting and script are so awful it makes me nauseous. The entire plot was horribly executed as well. It was such a boring movie.… More
Jacob Palacio
I thought the story to this was pretty good, but it just got really slow in some parts. But It's still a pretty good horror flick.
Lewis C.
Boring does not even begin to describe Darkness. Three times, I've attempted to watch the entirety of Darkness. Three times. The results? A brisk walk out… More
Laura Cameron
Too convoluted to be scary or even entertaining.
Dean King
This is an ok thriller/horror.....but it's one of those that is all about the build up with a slightly disappointing ending. If you like ghost story type… More
Jason Szabo
An effective, if not overly spooky. The premise is curious, but the delivery is poorly concieved. The cinematography is great though, and really sets the mood… More

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