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The Darkest Hour

A trip to Moscow turns into a fight for survival for a group of American tourists after alien invaders attack the Russian capital. Invisible to the human eye, these hostile trespassers gobble up electricity while destroying anything that gets in their way. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2011
Video Release: 10 Apr 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Darkest Hour is rated PG-13: for sci-fi action violence and some language.

Director: Chris Gorak
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella
Studio: 2011 Summit Entertainment
Website: Official site for The Darkest Hour.

Detailed Review

The bleak days of winter aren’t getting any brighter with the release of The Darkest Hour. Aliens in this movie are sucking the light and life out of metropolises… 
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Why Is The Darkest Hour Rated PG-13?

Violence: A man steals intellectual property from another company. Aliens vaporize numerous characters and… 
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Faraday cages, which are depicted in this movie, are named after English… 
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