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Frequent Stephen King collaborator Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) teamed with the celebrated horror author once again for this tale of terror concerning a small town engulfed by a malevolent mist, based on a story originally published in King's 1985 horror anthology Skeleton Crew. When a thick fog descends upon a rural community and claims the lives of anyone unfortunate enough to be caught outside, a small band of survivors seeks refuge in a local grocery store. Now trapped in a darkened cloud of pure horror, the frightened denizens of the town are forced to fend off an… 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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