The Darkest Hour

Film, Action and adventure
1 out of 5 stars
The Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
After ‘Skyline’ and ‘Battle: LA’, does the world really need another high- concept, low-rent, alien-invasion movie? Russian-US co-production ‘The Darkest Hour’ attempts to shake things up by sending its fresh-faced American cast off to Moscow, just in time to face a plague of wispy, ethereal energy spheres from space, bent on sapping our precious natural resources. But there’s literally nothing here that works: the SFX are limp, the acting is dire and director Chris Gorak seems to be fighting a losing battle with the concept of narrative logic. Worst of all is the appalling script: try taking a shot of whisky every time a character states the bleeding obvious (‘They killed them all!’, ‘They’re coming this way!’). It might be the only way to make it through this slack, senseless sci-fi snoozer.

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Release details

Rated:
12A
Release date:
Friday January 13 2012
Duration:
89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Chris Gorak
Screenwriter:
Jon Spaihts
Cast:
Olivia Thirlby
Emile Hirsch
Max Minghella