Based on 142 votes and 43 reviews
not to sure about the "darkest hour", but it was one of the most boring hour and a half i have ever spent watching a movie.
not necessarily horrible...but close.
i'm not sure how people gave this anything above 3 stars.
watched this in 3d and even the special effects could't save this one. stay away.
who doesn't like a good end-of-the-world sci-fi movie? the special effects were pretty good, and didn't go overboard. a few dumb moves by the characters had me yelling at the screen, though (like the boat capsizing and the girl running inland away from the sub). i think this one could definitely use a sequel!
special effects were great, story as well - the defences to the invaders were found too easily but a thoroughly entertaining movie - looking forward to the next installment.
probably the worst movie i have seen in a while. the acting was horrific! and the story just would not stay together. save your money!
nice to see a relatively talented bunch of unknowns in this flick. it was pretty good, wife and i both enjoyed it. nice to see a city other than la or ny get trashed. lol well worth watching.
Kept my attention.
Action but a little too short, (Sequel though).
The whole story is unexpected; you didn't know what was coming next - great movie
Skip this one.
Good action but a ended a little too quickly.
Action movie which ends hinting at a sequel.
foreign land interesting concept
being a horror fanatic I found this movie a bit tedious and actually wished it had more pick up than get up. It appeared to be a cross between Cloverfield, the mist and skyline in a morbid sort of way. While it held my intrest enough for me to hope it would get a bit better, I wouldn't sit through it a second time. I'd recommend to my friends who haven't seen it yet, go see something else and wait for this one to come on cable!
not my kind of show
Definitely a renter - if there are any video stores left to rent from anymore! Glad I got to see this for free; the movie was filmed in the dark so much it was hard to tell what was going on half the time. Guess it saved on budget.
Fun movie with action. But a little too short.
A fun ride!
You will either love this movie or hate it - I hated it.
Well worth going to. And seeing again and again.
Action. Sudden ending implying there's a sequel.
Action keeps you guessing who will make it out alive. Sudden ending implying a sequel.
It is exactly what it was meant to be, a fun and exciting sci-fi movie. Very enjoyable if that's what you came to see! If you were expecting something more cerebral, you need to watch the previews better. Loved it!
The Darkest Hour is the hour spent watching this crap!
Seriously? Was this not a joke. This movie was really intended for entertainment? Dont waste your money. I walked out on new years eve after 1 hour..this one i suffered through because i didnt want to waste my money again....but i still wasted my money.
This movie is SAD...... Makes no sense and story is bad.worth seeing if you have a couple hours to waste.
Emile Hirsch is brilliant and it was great to see Rachael Taylor again. Great effects and fantastic acting!
Dont waste your money
Disappointing Thought it should have been better
a real laugher
The opening scenes of Moscow are wonderful in 3D, but after the hostile aliens arrive, the story becomes another us-versus-them a la Avatar.
I really liked this movie. I found it to be very entertaining and I liked the effects.
It was an okay movie. Plenty of tense 'nowhere to run' casualties galore scenarios. Passes the time touring Moscow sights but in an unusual desolated way.
The movie kept the viewer interested for parts of the movie, but it's definitely not worth the money and the ending was pretty bad. For a moment, I thought I was watching Battle of Los Angeles, except in Moscow.
Brilliant Sci-fi flick! Loved the 3D and for the most part the effects were fantastic. Emile Hirsch did a bang on job. Great for Alien and Independence Day lovers!
"The Darkest Hour" was at best mildly entertaining. I did not find it interesting enough to capture my attention.To me, it was just another run of the mill aliens attack earth story,with no hook to lure you in.The director and the actors tried but didn't succeed.This would be a good movie to watch on cable. Had it not been for the free passes I received form Tribute for the advance screening, I wouldn't pay to see it in a theatre.