Overall Rank: 8784
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 45
Theatrical Release Date: 02/22/2013
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/28/2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Actors: Keri Russell, Dakota Goyo, Josh Hamilton, Kadan Rockett, J.K. Simmons, Annie Thurman
Plot: A boy is targeted by abduction from aliens, who send one of their own after him, disguised as a human. -- Chris Kavan
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Goombs - wrote on 02/20/2014
Formulaic sci-fi, thriller, horror or whatever they are categorizing these types of movies as today. I knew what was going to happen going into it without any knowledge of its contents. Forgettable and sometimes boring, although I can think of worst films to burn 90 minutes to.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/05/2014
Best comedy of 2013. Never laughed this hard at a movie in a long time.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 05/15/2018
This one was waiting for a long time already in my long row of films that I want to see. And since I’m the only one in this household who can appreciate a good exciting horror / SciFi movie, I snuggled myself in my comfy chair in the middle of the night and finally watched it. Firstly, this movie isn’t really a horror. It’s more of a “Signs” meets “ET“, but this time the unfriendly version.
The theme of humans being used for experiments by extraterrestrials is nothing new. But despite the minimal use of special effects, this film still manages to retain the tension. For me there was not a single scary moment. On the other hand it has to be something huge to scare me. Most of the times I can feel it from miles aways something scary is going to happen. I thought the …
Daniel - wrote on 06/11/2013
Considering our exposure to countless films about extraterrestrial life and abduction conspiracies, the overall poor quality of the majority of them has made us somewhat skeptical about current and upcoming films that share this genre. Dark skies, in my opinion, delivers a rehashed story line but in an incredibly captivating manner. It follows the basic formula where an unsuspecting family starts to experience unusual happenings to them or close ones, which then escalates to ultimately them understanding what they are dealing with, and wraps off with the appearance of the aliens and picks one of the outcomes of either fending off the aliens completely, while being branded as fanatics or lunatics, or the other outcome where there is a loss of some sort. The unique manner that shines …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/21/2013
I was expecting Dark Skies to be another typical horror film - the same possession/strange things in the dark but with an alien angel. Granted, there is a lot of things about Dark Skies that seems overly familiar - but I was impressed that even with the somewhat recycled plot points, I was still happy with the results.
Horror, to me, is so much better when it at least seems plausible that it could happen. Dark Skies presents us with the Barrett family - a family that could come from anywhere: financial straights causing the parents a lot of stress, adolescence doing the same for the oldest son and the youngest is having dreams about the Sandman (a creepy guy from a book his brother reads him over their walkie talkies). It's so... typical that what happens during the course of the film …
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Robyn - wrote on 2013-03-02 18:32
The ingredients are delivered without much style of flair, and the movie makes for a pretty bland dish. Stewart does possesses talent--but he just hasn't created a satisfying film with it. In all three instances "Priest", "Legion" and now "Dark Skies." The potential for a compelling story line and terror is there--but not achieved to satisfaction.&nbsp;In the Barrett household, something is seriously amiss. Is it that unemployed architect Daniel (Hamilton) is quietly panicked about finding a …