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Dark Skies


Feb 21, 2013

Latest Home Video

May 28, 2013

MPAA Rating



Scott Charles Stewart


Keri Russell
Josh Hamilton
Dakota Goyo
J.K. Simmons


2013 Dimension Films / Weinstein Company

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Still shot from the movie: Dark Skies.

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The Barret family (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton) thought they were just typical suburbanites... until strange things started happening. Now they fear they have been chosen by some mysterious force that is intent on destroying them.

Content Details

Why Is Dark Skies Rated PG-13?

Dark Skies is rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Dark Skies...

Violence: Characters lie on several occasions. Children overhear their parents arguing. Birds fly into a house killing themselves and leaving bloody marks. Characters experience moments of terror and peril. A woman bangs her head on a window until it breaks. Blood pours from a man’s nose. Characters have seizures or become paralyzed. Children are shown with bruises or other markings on their body and their parents are accused of abuse. A boy shoots another teen with a dart gun. A man attacks a boy and begins hitting him. He is attacked and punched in the face by another man. A man fires a gun. A woman uses a large kitchen knife as a weapon. A teen and his father argue. A dead character is seen lying in a pool of blood. A man in a room with blood-splattered walls shoots himself. (Shooting takes place off-screen.) Characters are threatened on numerous occasions.

Sexual Content: Teens watch part of a porn movie that includes groping and some sexual sounds. A boy later gropes a girl’s breast in the same manner. Teens kiss. A married couple kisses and is shown kissing and cuddling under the sheets. A man talks about spicing up the couple’s sex life. A boy brags about his female conquests. A teen uses crude terms to describe sexual activity and anatomy. A bare buttock is seen in a photo. Sounds of sexual activity are heard.

Language: The script includes infrequent scatological slang and profanities, as well as crude sexual language and terms.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A teen brings illegal drugs to share with his friends. He is later seen running wildly around the living room. A woman takes prescription drugs to deal with stress. Adults drink at a dinner party. A man smokes.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Dark Skies.

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Trailers & Clips

Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Frightening Scenes
AB 14A Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes.
MB 14A Frightening Scenes.
ON 14A Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content.
QC 13+

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Dark Skies...

Home Video Notes: Dark Skies

Release Date: 28 May 2013

Dark Skies releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack) with the following extras:

- Audio Commentary

- Deleted/Alternate Scenes

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