Dark Skies
Dark Skies (2013)

From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dark Skies writer director Scott Stewart has a solid cast, an interesting premise, and some admirable ambitions, but he can't figure out what to do with any of them, and the result is a dull, muddled effort that will bore all but the most devoted horror buffs.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Time and again, Stewart squanders the opportunity to do anything remotely interesting or worthwhile ...

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Stewart has some lofty ambitions, some of which he almost fulfills.

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Angie Errigo
Metro (UK)

Poltergeist meets The X-Files when an average US suburban family is plunged into horror, blah blah blah.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

There's little to fear from this rather tame genre outing.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Those elements are employed with consummate dexterity.

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Scott Weinberg

Works perfectly well as a turn-off-the-lights (and be-willing-to-play-along) piece of sci-fi-sprinkled horror amusement.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Dark Skies is sort of supernatural, but it's really more super natural....[it's] about the fragility of family, a muted meditation on how precious it is.

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Peter Sobczynski
Chicago Sun-Times

Dark Skies is a bore that even the most forgiving genre buffs will find difficult to defend or endure.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Sneaks by being a retread, mainly because of the really thick tension and suspense [the director] pulls off with an effective score and sharp direction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An average horror movie that manages to build an effective mystery and tension better than anyone would expect, even if it doesn't offer anything original… More
Mark Beckford
This movies goes into the "I was pleasantly surprised" category for those movies that are better-than-you-expected. The trailer was a yawner and the… More
Nicki Marie
Genuinely creepy at the end, though starts out quite lame and even dull.
Cynthia S.
3 3/4's. Creepy. Eerie. Decent job with the spooky background music, too. For once, a decent ending, too. Bad endings ruin films for me...this one pulled… More
Mark Beckford
This movies goes into the "I was pleasantly surprised" category. The trailer was a yawner and the apparent premise initially screamed… More
JY Skacto
Scott Stewart's supernatural thriller, <i>Dark Skies</i>, isolates the viewer from the entertainment.<p>Coming in at a tad over 90… More