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The Darkest Hour

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Overall 4
4.0

The Darkest Hour

dvdizzy.com
22 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Darkest Hour ranks pretty lowly among the long line of alien and disaster movies. Hindered by a clunky script, a frugal design, and severely flawed logic, the film's most redeeming feature is its abundant supply of entertaining failures. Summit's Blu-ray is adequate, but finding that out would probably be a waste of your time.
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Overall 7
7.0
Movie overall 7
7.0

The Darkest Hour (Blu-ray)

upcomingdiscs.com
19 April 2012
  • Summary: If you love alien invasion films but find that they are starting to repeat themselves, you’re going to really like The Darkest Hour . It’s one of those sleeper films that you probably never even heard about. Now you have. Don’t miss it. There are some real cool opening titles that start in Russian and morph to English . “Is it just me or does Cyrillic look like Klingon?
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Overall 7
7.1
Actors overall 8
7.5
Audio 10
9.7
Extras 9
8.5

The Darkest Hour (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
18 April 2012
  • Excerpt: When aliens finally do invade our planet, they're going to have to contend with some pretty impressive combatants including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, and…Emile Hirsch? The war begins now as The Darkest Hour makes its way to Blu-ray care of Summit Home Entertainment. While on a business trip in Moscow, two young American software designers—Sean (Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild , The Girl Next Door ) and Ben (Max Minghella, The Social Network )—find their success...
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 4
4.0
Audio 8
8.0

The Darkest Hour 3D / 2D (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
14 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Darkest Hour isn’t as terrible as I expected but it’s also not as good as it could have been.  However, if you are looking for a benchmark, it’s significantly better than Skyline in my opinion.  While Skyline offered a much better production value and enjoyed a bigger budget, I’ll take The Darkest Hour any day over Skyline or District 9, which I hated even more.
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Overall 5
5.0

The Darkest Hour - 3D

High-Def Digest
12 April 2012
  • Conclusion: To be perfectly frank, 'The Darkest Hour' is ultimately little more than what's typically expected of the Syfy Channel. The script comes with an intriguing concept at its heart, but the production dwindles down to a cheap, B-quality sci-fi disaster thriller with a weak storyline, terribly dull characters and a ridiculously stupid conclusion.
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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 9
9.0

The Darkest Hour

BluRay Authority
12 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I’m sure I’ve said this in another review, but in case I haven’t I’ll say it here: wouldn’t it be cool if there was an alien movie in which aliens came to Earth and we just kicked their ass! I mean, seriously, why has no one thought of this as a plot for a movie? And if they have, how come I haven’t heard of it? But I suppose it’s cooler to have beings from another planet and incinerate us on contact. Bleh.
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Overall 4
4.0
Audio 8
8.0
Extras 4
4.0

The Darkest Hour 3D Review

DoBlu
11 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Darkest Hour earns mercy points for its approach to intelligent life from elsewhere in the universe, an electrical, nearly invisible species feeding on our resources. Note that humans are also a resource. Extra credit is thus earned for not treating the main cast as invincible. Even they can succumb to the dust-creating suction sourced from these electro-baddies.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
4 April 2012
  • Summary: You don't know who you are until something happens. Nobody likes those movies where all the good parts find their way into the trailer, those movies that are better enjoyed in a two- or three-minute compact version rather than the larger ninety-minute full-on experience. The Darkest Hour is one of those movies.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Darkest Hour 3D Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
4 April 2012
  • Summary: You don't know who you are until something happens. Nobody likes those movies where all the good parts find their way into the trailer, those movies that are better enjoyed in a two- or three-minute compact version rather than the larger ninety-minute full-on experience. The Darkest Hour is one of those movies.
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The Darkest Hour

AV Club
27 December 2011
  • Excerpt: If nothing else, the egregiously awful new sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour adds a formidable new entry in the pantheon of hilariously unfrightening horror movie villains, a strange subset that includes such oddities as Death Bed, The Bed That Eats. Not since Mark Wahlberg trembled in fear beside a menacing houseplant in The Happening has a film tried to provoke terror with such an unlikely object of menace.
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