Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark (2005)

Edward Carnby is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
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Consensus: Inept on almost every level, Alone in the Dark may not work as a thriller, but it's good for some head-slapping, incredulous laughter.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff, the reigning princes of Hollywood schlock, join forces in this brain-dead adaptation of a popular video game.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Maybe the only people who can explain this flick's nonsensical plotline are those who squandered their youth mastering the Atari video game on which it's based.

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David Keyes

How do you savage something this pathetic, this completely unbothered by the basic concept of passable composition?

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Time Out

Any chance for suspense is thwarted by gratuitous violence, heavy-metal-propelled action sequences and laughably flat dialogue between characters who are barely more developed than in the Atari version.

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Benjamin Strong
Village Voice

The garish editing and stilted, exposition-only dialogue induce the frisson of an America's Most Wanted re-enactment that pays unexpected, sidesplitting returns.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Who needs plot when you have plenty of bullets and heavy metal.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A violent and incomprehensible piece of gibberish.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

When the giant, intelligent bees of the future sift through the ashes of our civilization, they will find Alone in the Dark, and they will understand. It's so bad it's postmodern.

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Sebastian Zavala Kahn
Más Gamers

Don't watch Alone in the Dark. Not even as a joke. It's eighty minutes that absolutely no one can give you back. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 10% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A godawful, incomprehensible schlock that can't make itself understood even with that endless, gigantic text crawl that opens it, and I don't believe… More
Dean King
This is really bad, nothing like the games at all. Has some well known faces and the opening 10mins are pretty good with some cool SFX. After that though it… More
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Randy Tippy
ummmmm.... My best advice to you would be this: expect a suckfest. That way you won't be disappointed.
Alex roy
Alone in the Dark is Uwe Boll's worst, if that's even possible. Alone in the Dark is very bad, with bad acting, story and directing. The film stumbles… More
Kylie B
Technically I shouldn't be rating this, as I couldn't sit through the whole thing - and I managed to sit through Epic Movie. Three quaters of the way… More