The Darkest Hour 2011

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(103) IMDb 4.9/10
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In the near future invisible alien invaders have seized control of the world's major cities, seemingly intent on sucking dry any source of electrical energy. In Moscow a handful of young survivors, including Luke and Holly, struggle to get to grips with this unseen enemy and soon find themselves locked in a desperate fight, not only for their own lives but for the future of humanity itself.

Starring:
Joel Kinnaman,Rachael Taylor
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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The Darkest Hour

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror
Director Chris Gorak
Starring Joel Kinnaman, Rachael Taylor
Supporting actors Olivia Thirlby, Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 24 May 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I have to say I enjoyed watching this film, it was a lot of fun for me watching these really annoying 2 dimensional cardboard people being wiped out one by one. The effects were nice, disintegration excellent,lots of tension. Story was cheesy but OK up to the bit where everyone waits for 1 person - which I found stupid. At the end it trailed off and that was it. Strictly a 3 star film but I did enjoy watching it.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Andres C. Salama on 20 Feb. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
In this movie, four young Americans (including Emile Hirsch, from Speed Racer, and Max Minghella, from Art School Confidential, among others) get stranded in Moscow when an alien invasion (represented initially, intriguingly, as a lethal form of electromagnetic waves) attack Moscow, leaving almost everyone dead. Our friends hide in a sort of basement, and when a few days later, they emerge from inside, they find wholesale destruction, and the news that the aliens have attack planet wide, but also intriguing hints that there maybe other survivors. And soon enough, they find that some Russians have banded together to resist the invaders.

Produced by Kazakh filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (from the interesting Nightwatch franchise) this movie is nothing special but is surely an entertaining outing. Among the plus: the survivors escaping from the aliens in a desolate Moscow, including empty landmarks like The Kremlin and Moscow State University. Among the minus: some of the special effects are really cheesy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ike. on 31 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I enjoyed watching this film from the start and which kept me rivited with its classic sense of doom and hopelessness. The special effects were quite nice but but lacked depth.

The acting was nothing to write home about, but the classic alien invasion terror plan was very doom-laden which I thought was just what I savoured, and expected a real thrilling climax to this otherwise potentially wonderful movie but, alas, all my heightened expectations were so rudely dashed and smashed to pieces (just like the aliens' victims in movie) when the film simply ended without warning!!!

Wot a letdown and a damn nuisance!! That left me in a terrible mood not knowing what the Earth's fate was at that point. It's as if the makers ran out of ideas as to how to end the film and took the easy way out. Disgusting, I thought! Hence the one star rating!!

Ike
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard Allen TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
This is just your fairly typical small band of survivors racing around a deserted city trying to escape from aliens-type film. It does illustrate the extent to which CGI can make a low budget, poorly casted and acted, predicably plotted film appear slightly more than the sum of its parts. I have given it two stars, mainly because I thought the backdrop of a deserted Moscow made it marginally more intersting than it might otherwise have been. I was amused by another review that suggested it was sponsored by the Moscow tourist board. Moscow certainly does figure in every aspect of the film. But in all other respects it's your standard straight-to-video fare.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By luckynickd on 13 April 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Are two words you can't associate with this offering but it was ok.

If you have 2 hours to spare, don't take your sci-fi too seriously and don't look for the gaping holes in the plot, then you could do worse...
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By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 14 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The earth is being invaded by an invisible intruder who seeks out and kills all living things, leaving only a pile of dust.
only contact with an electrical source makes the alien visitors partially visible.
A small group of survivors including four Americans discover from a lifeless U.S embassy that the attack is worldwide.
A radio message offers them a way of returning home, all they have to do is rendezvous with a submarine in a nearby river.
however avoiding the intruders will be difficult, how many will survive the seemingly short but hazardous trek ?
This is an okay stab at an alien-invasion adventure.....worth a watch.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Oct. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
There are two main problems with this film, casting and a plot line that is full of holes. From the outset you take an instant disliking to the main characters and poor acting means you fail to warm to other cast members as they're introduced.

The story itself is a variation on an unoriginal alien invasion type theme - one that has been done to death before and done much better, and you can't help but feel the fact that using invisible aliens was a budgetary rather than a creative decision.

This is obviously a B-movie so you can forgive it its flaws and quite happily sit through it, but judging it as a film and as a whole, it's pretty dire on every level. The biggest problem though it definitely the annoying cast who you wish would die anyway.
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really enjoyable. Good characters exciting plot definitely worth a watch and well acted.
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