The Mist
The Mist (2007)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Frank Darabont's impressive camerawork and politically incisive script make The Mist a truly frightening experience.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The Mist builds toward a climax so wrenching that I hesitate to recommend the film, but I think Darabont earns his vision.

David Keyes

The last 30 minutes play like a dismissive ambush, leading to a final scene so utterly misguided that I wanted to hurl obscenities at the screen.

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Paul Clinton (

It's a horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Even though it is mindless, at least until the provocative ending, The Mist manages to provide some decent old-school shocks.

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Davo Valdés de la Campa
Butaca Ancha

Frank Darabont presents a movie with one of the most pesimist and hopeless endings in cinema history. [Full review in Spanish]

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A near-campy escapist thrill ride.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Ali Gray

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This was a good movie, tense and strong till the end. I am sorry but as a father of two kids the ending was just not appropriate in my eyes.
Wildaly M
The best way I can sum-up this film is: it's intense. There's nothing particularly extraordinary about the acting or dialogue but the interesting… More
Dean King
Personally I thought this was excellent! Heard little about it before seeing it, but once I heard it is based on a Stephen King story I had to check it out. It… More
Film Crazy
For me it was a typical stephen king horror that i knew from the start would be boring, slow and nothing explained and i was right ! Not with the effort of… More
Eugene Bernabe
Some performances were less memorable than others and its plot could be deemed outlandish at times, but the film makes good in instilling a fearful and direct… More
Phil Hubbs
OK this is nothing like John Carpenters 'The Fog' but its allot like 'Aliens' in places. The story is kinda cool, not too original but the… More