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The Darkest Hour


Dec 24, 2011

Latest Home Video

Apr 10, 2012

MPAA Rating



Chris Gorak


Emile Hirsch
Olivia Thirlby
Max Minghella


2011 Summit Entertainment

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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.

Content Details

Why Is The Darkest Hour Rated PG-13?

The Darkest Hour is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language.

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Violence: A man steals intellectual property from another company. Aliens vaporize numerous characters and a dog. Buildings are destroyed and massive wreckage is portrayed. Characters experience many moments of peril. An alien takes control of a bus and tries to kill the people inside.

Sexual Content: A girl takes off her shirt while changing clothes. A woman tells a man she is a lesbian and that her friend has herpes. Men go to a bar with hopes of getting some sexual activity. Women wear revealing clothing and dance suggestively at a nightclub.

Language: The script contains numerous uses of scatological slang, profanities, terms of deity, a crude word for sexual activity and a crass sexual term.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Young adult characters drink at a nightclub. Following the invasion, one man drinks to deal with his stress.

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In the movies, aliens usually attack big American cities, as seen in Battle: Los Angeles and War of the Worlds (New York). In Skyline (also set in L.A.) a bright blue light is the first sign of an impending extra-terrestrial invasion.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence, Coarse Language.
AB PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend.
QC G Not Recommended for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Darkest Hour...

Home Video Notes: The Darkest Hour

Release Date: 10 April 2012

The Darkest Hourreleases to home video on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D. Both versions offer the following bonus extras:

- Commentary with Chris Gorak

- All-new short film “The Darkest Hour: Survivors”

- The Darkest Hour: Visualizing an Invasion featurette

- Deleted/extended scenes

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