The Darkest Hour
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's literally nothing here that works: the SFX are limp, the acting is dire and director Chris Gorak seems to be fighting a losing battle with the concept of narrative logic."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"If these dimwits represent the hope of humanity, bring on the alien overlords."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"Did Olivia Thirlby and Emile Hirsch make this so they could visit Russia on somebody else's dime?"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Once again it's time for the end of the world. But, "The Darkest Hour" fails to see the light and we're stuck with yet another mediocre sci-fi movie."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"One accusation commonly levelled at films like Transformers is that they're big on budget but light on ideas. The Darkest Hour falls short on both fronts."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"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
""Darkest Hour'' doesn't have even as much character as those Discover commercials."
‑ Joel Brown, Boston Globe
"Just dumb enough to feel like the product of intelligent grown ups who wanted to make something they'd have dug as widdle kids."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"Uninspiring and insipid, this contemporary take on the zombie genre sees a group of gorgeous twenty somethings trapped in Moscow trying desperately to get away from an endless attack launched by nasty id-like blobs of energy."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"senario ap' ayta poy ksepetane tis mpimoybies ths Asylum"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Not since Mark Wahlberg trembled in fear beside a menacing houseplant in The Happening has a film tried to provoke terror with such an unlikely object of menace."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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
"It's true mindless trash, but it's fun mindless trash... I'm not ashamed to say I would watch a sequel."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"So bad that Russian and American relations may break down and reignite the Cold War."
‑ Cameron Williams, The Popcorn Junkie
"The title of this teen disaster-by-numbers affair could not be more apt - as a collective omen for all those involved"
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
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