The Darkest Hour

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In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.0/10 (5,804 voted)

Critic's Score: 16/100

Chris Gorak

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

Writers: Jon Spaihts, Leslie Bohem


Emile Hirsch


Olivia Thirlby


Max Minghella


Rachael Taylor


Joel Kinnaman


Veronika Ozerova


Dato Bakhtadze


Yuriy Kutsenko


(as Gosha Kutsenko)

Nikolay Efremov


(as Nikolai Efremov)

Vladimir Jaglich


Artur Smolyaninov


(as Arthur Smoljaninov)

Anna Roudakova


Pyotr Fyodorov

Anton Batkin

Ivan Gromov

Bartender No. 1

Alexsandr Chernyh

Bartender No. 2

Survive The Holidays


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Release Date: 25 December 2011

Filming Locations: Academy of Science Plaza, Moscow, Russia

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000


Opening Weekend: $3,000,000
(25 December 2011)
(2324 Screens)

Gross: $21,336,951
(19 February 2012)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Not screened in advance for North American critics.


Factual errors:
A good Faraday cage (like the kind you would expect to ward off sentient energy-stealing aliens) won't allow radio transmissions in or out. So cellphones and radios won't work without some intentionally clever allowances.


They came here with a plan.

User Review

Easily one of the worst films I've ever seen

Rating: 1/10

The Darkest Hour is without a doubt one of the absolute worst films
I've ever seen. You know how some really bad films are so bad that
they're actually sort of good/funny? This isn't one of them. It's just
plain bad. If it were a made-for-TV movie, it would still be one of the
worst I've ever seen. The only positive thing I can say about the film
is it has an interesting premise. The actual end product, however, is
sickeningly dull. We had two children with us and they were bored out
of their minds.

The plot is rife with clichés. Character development is hollow and
heartless. The script is dreadful. No one in the theatre laughed at any
of the jokes. The aliens are horribly designed. It's not scary. It's
not thrilling. And don't even get me started on the soundtrack…

Ultimately, this movie is an insult to sci-fi and just cinema in
general. I shudder to think of the amount of time and money put into
this film that could have been used for something infinitely better.
Please don't contribute to the waste.