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      The Darkest Minds

      PG-13 Released Aug 3, 2018 1h 44m Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller Action TRAILER for The Darkest Minds: 'What Happens Next?' - Trailer List The Darkest Minds: 'What Happens Next?' - Trailer The Darkest Minds: 'What Happens Next?' - Trailer 1:31 The Darkest Minds: Trailer 1 The Darkest Minds: Trailer 1 2:07 View more videos
      15% Tomatometer 140 Reviews 71% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the most powerful young people, Ruby, escapes from her camp and joins a group of runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Betrayed by the adults in power, this newfound family soon realizes that running is not enough -- they must use their collective powers to wage a resistance and take back their future. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The Darkest Minds does little to differentiate itself in a crowded field of YA adaptations, leaving all but the least demanding viewers feeling dystopian déjà vu.

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      Ben Sachs Chicago Reader To say the film suggests a mix of hazy political allegory and Henry Darger's outside-art classic The Story of the Vivian Girls is to make it sound more interesting than it really is. Mar 4, 2020 Full Review Roxana Hadadi Chesapeake Family Magazine The Darkest Minds puts an X-Men spin on the typical 'teens in dystopia' YA formula, but the result is more derivative than creative. Rated: 2/5 Aug 17, 2018 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald The film is framed so deliberately as a prelude to more exciting times to come in its sequels that it renders the ending oddly anti-climactic. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 15, 2018 Full Review Joe Lipsett Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Podcast The film leans into all of the book's worst impulses and, most disappointingly, gives star Amandla Stenberg nothing to do. The FX is on par with other YA films, but the disinterest in exploring this dystopia renders The Darkest Minds hollow. Dec 1, 2021 Full Review Matt Cipolla Film Monthly [I]t isn't much of anything new, but must it be this boring? The Darkest Minds is stultifying -- a truly joyless experience of YA clichés and generic, licensed pop songs. Rated: 1.5/5 Jul 25, 2020 Full Review Alex Hudson Exclaim! There's nothing that makes a dystopia seem less threatening than a shopping montage in a mall that's lit up by Christmas lights. Rated: 4/10 Jul 18, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Héctor R Pocas veces vi que se juntara falta de talento actoral, huelga de guionistas y un director de vacaciones Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 06/18/24 Full Review Atmospheric E Young adult science fiction drama in which in the future a disease called Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration (IAAN) kills 90% of adolescents in the United States whilst the survivors gain powers. The plot follows Ruby, a 16 year old African American telepath girl who escapes from a rehabilitation camp for young survivors of IAAN. Ruby joins up with a small group of fellow young camp escapees with power (Liam, Charles and Yu) who are searching for ‘East River’, a safe haven run by a former young camp inmate known as the ‘Slip Kid’ for young escapees from the rehabilitation camps who are hence on the run from the government. This was a competent movie but I felt that the story could have been stronger. I liked the friendships that Ruby strikes up with the other young escapees that she is travelling to ‘East River’ with and the bonds that develop between her and her friends is definitely the most compelling aspect of the film. However the movie’s antagonists are largely not well written (e.g. the main villain) and the special effects are definitely low budget (no ‘Avengers’ here). The climax to the film was also an anticlimax although it was still an enjoyable journey getting there with the strength of the characters of Ruby and her friends but the premise of the movie (an unknown disease kills most youths in the USA and gives the rest powers) was not well handled I felt. I will end by saying that this motion picture had strong main protagonists but not a strong narrative or good special effects. A satisfactory but not outstanding film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/21/24 Full Review olivia This is probably one of my favourite films and i thought it was one of the better remakes of a book than other remakes out there (Percy Jackson). I don't know who gave these critics their jobs but trust they're not doing them well, this was a fab film especially for major fans of Alexandra Bracken's work. This film is underrated and 15% is crazy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Natalie Storyline was quite predictable. It definitely felt targeted at teens , and would actually be a pretty good movie for that audience and a tame introduction to an M rated film for high schoolers. The ending annoyed me with rushed wrapping up, and lack of explanation of what the league is or does. The more I thought about it the more the ending annoyed me. But the bulk of the movie was fine, albeit somewhat juvenile Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Jasmin F I think this is a very underrated movie, and I'd wish it had a sequel, tho the book is better, the movie sure makes up to it Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review Kenxavia S I wish there was a second movie already 💔 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the most powerful young people, Ruby, escapes from her camp and joins a group of runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Betrayed by the adults in power, this newfound family soon realizes that running is not enough -- they must use their collective powers to wage a resistance and take back their future.
      Director
      Jennifer Yuh Nelson
      Producer
      Shawn Levy, Dan Levine
      Screenwriter
      Chad Hodge
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      21 Laps Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Disturbing Images|Violence)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 3, 2018, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 2, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $12.7M
      Runtime
      1h 44m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos, DTS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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