The Darkest Hour parents guide

The Darkest Hour

Overall C+

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.

Release date December 25, 2011

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

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

Run Time: 89 minutes

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The Darkest Hour
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Darkest Hour rated PG-13? The Darkest Hour is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi action violence and some language.

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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The Darkest Hour
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Darkest Hour is directed by Chris Gorak and stars Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Darkest Hour movie is April 10, 2012. Here are some details…

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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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.