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David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize that there are things lurking in the mist--deadly, horrifying things--creatures not of this world. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together, but is that possible, given human nature? As reason crumbles in the face of fear and panic, David begins to wonder what terrifies him more: the monsters in the mist or the ones inside the store, the human kind, the people that until now had been his friends… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[This] grocery-store survival drama, dominated by Marcia Gay Harden as a shrill fundamentalist, serves as a crude but effective allegory for post-9/11 America."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The Mist builds toward a climax so wrenching that I hesitate to recommend the film, but I think Darabont earns his vision."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The Mist is a creature feature in which the monsters are almost incidental, but the panic and fear-mongering that comes with the territory is what ultimately causes the most chaos."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Writer-director Frank Darabont had skillfully translated the human drama of Stephen King's work in The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption , but he seems hopelessly lost in The Mist."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A refreshing bummer"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's a horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit."
‑ Paul Clinton (,
"Even though it is mindless, at least until the provocative ending, The Mist manages to provide some decent old-school shocks."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The Mist has a lot of the elements to be one of the great horror films, but it never quite puts it all together. It's still very good, but a few missteps keep it from ever being more than that."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"The Mist paints [its] divides starkly -- perhaps a bit too much so -- but combined with its spooks and gore, it makes for effective, smart entertainment."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Acerta ao compreender a natureza do texto original, que empregava o terror como uma mera ferramenta para analisar o comportamento de seus personagens e os dilemas morais e religiosos que os impelem uns contra os outros."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A near-campy escapist thrill ride."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The Shawshank Redemption, was splendid; the second, The Green Mile, wasn't; and now The Mist continues the slide. I wouldn't say this is laugh-out-loud risible, but there are definitely moments."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The black-and-white version's stark contrasts give greater claustrophobic force to the fragility of civilization when ideology grows as deadly as any marauding beasts. Prepare also to be knocked cold and gut-kicked for good measure by its ending."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"The Mist divides those who want cheap escapist thrills from those who like their horror with real heart, brains, and courage."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"Somewhere along the way, [director Frank] Darabont just got lost in the fog, and he never found his way out."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
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