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The Darkest Hour (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  25 December 2011 (USA)
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In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dato Bakhtadze ...
Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Matvei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Nikolay Efremov ...
Sasha (as Nikolai Efremov)
Boris (as Georgy Gromov)
Artur Smolyaninov ...
Yuri (as Arthur Smoljaninov)
Anna Rudakova ...
Tess (as Anna Roudakova)
Anton Batkin (as Petr Fedorov)
Ivan Gromov ...
Bartender No. 1
Aleksandr Chernykh ...
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The American software designers Sean and Ben travel to Moscow to sell their software to investors. However, their Swedish partner Skyler pulls a fast one on Sean and Ben, and they are out of the business. They go to a nightclub, where they meet American Natalie and Australian Anne and they flirt with the girls and see Skyler in the club. Out of the blue, the population is surprised by lights, which they mistake for natural phenomena. But soon, they learn that the lights are aliens invading Earth and using power supply to annihilate mankind. Sean, Ben, Natalie, Anne and Skyler hide in the kitchen and when they leave the place, they seek out survivors on the street. Are they the last people on Earth? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Darkest Hour 3D  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,000,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)


$21,426,805 (USA) (24 February 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filming was shut down for three weeks because of a huge wildfire outbreak in Russia. See more »


Toward the end of the film when the characters have to jump off the boat into the river, Sean and Natalie both jump in together holding hands. All the characters except Natalie emerge together and climb aboard the submarine. Somehow Natalie has managed to end up in the city, clearly more than a few kilometers away. See more »


Skyler: How'd you come up with that?
Sean: I don't know. Shark Week.
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References Matlock (1986) See more »


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A Fun B movie!!
30 March 2012 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

It is really hard to understand movie critics and audiences, because this is a nice movie with an interesting premise and a not so bad script.

Maybe the characters are a tad bland and nondescript but the story is entertaining enough and it kept my attention. It has a few clichés but in the end it was a good way to spend a 90 minutes or so.

The special effect were good enough considering the somewhat low budget, and the story moves at a good pace.

There are no confusing subplots, romance (it is a story of survival, there is no time for it) and other distractions.

I give it an 8!

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