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      Dark Skies

      2013, Sci-fi/Mystery & thriller, 1h 37m

      95 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      Dark Skies writer director Scott Stewart has a solid cast, an interesting premise, and some admirable ambitions, but he can't figure out what to do with any of them, and the result is a dull, muddled effort that will bore all but the most devoted horror buffs. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Lacy (Keri Russell) and Daniel Barrett (Josh Hamilton) share a peaceful life in the suburbs with their sons, Jesse (Dakota Goyo) and Sam (Kadan Rockett). However, that peace soon shatters with a series of disturbing events that escalate. When it becomes clear that their family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying, deadly -- and possibly alien -- threat, Daniel and Lacy draw on their courage and determination to protect their family and identify what is after them.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Drug Content|All Involving Teens|Violence|Language|Sexual Material|Terror Throughout)

      • Genre: Sci-fi, Mystery & thriller, Horror

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Scott Stewart

      • Producer: Jason Blum

      • Writer: Scott Stewart

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $17.4M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Weinstein Co.

      • Production Co: Robotproof, Alliance Films, Blumhouse, Automatik Entertainment

      • Sound Mix: Datasat, Dolby Digital

      Cast & Crew

      Keri Russell
      Josh Hamilton
      Dakota Goyo
      Kadan Rockett
      J.K. Simmons
      LJ Benet
      Rich Hutchman
      Myndy Crist
      Annie Thurman
      Jake Brennan
      Ron Ostrow
      Tom Costello
      Marion Kerr
      Alyvia Alyn Lind
      Josh Stamberg
      Scott Stewart
      Scott Stewart
      Charles Layton
      Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
      Jeff Okin
      Bob Weinstein
      Harvey Weinstein
      David Boyd
      Jeff Higinbotham
      Kelle Kutsugeras
      Peter Gvozdas
      David King
      Hernan Camacho
      Sandy Lindstedt
      Joseph Bishara

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      • Oct 10, 2016

        Creepy! Better than expected. The twist at the end was expected.

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      • Jul 12, 2016

        Probably shouldn't have been titled Dark Skies. Tries to sell you on the Paranormal Activity ghost/demon concept, but you are already certain of what the negative force is because of the name, so the twist is a zero sum.

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      • Oct 31, 2014

        Genuinely creepy at the end, though starts out quite lame and even dull.

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      • Sep 15, 2014

        This movies goes into the "I was pleasantly surprised" category for those movies that are better-than-you-expected. The trailer was a yawner and the apparent premise initially screamed "overdone!" (Family is creeped out by a a bunch of weird, unexplainable things happening in their suburban home.) While this movie is not original in any way as a whole, there are surprisingly original and creepy scenes to entertain even the most jaded horror fan. While at first it feels like a "made-for-TV" movie, the performances start growing on you and as you finally get an idea of what is really going on, you're hooked. Compared to Director Scott Stewart's previous outings, "Legion" and "Priest," this is the best of the bunch, and frankly, the best of the most recent suburban, lamely titled fright-flicks like "Possession."

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