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Dark Skies (2013)

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As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

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Kevin Ratner
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Mike Jessop
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Karen Jessop
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Shelly Jessop
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Richard Klein
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As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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22 February 2013 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,189,166, 24 February 2013, Wide Release

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$17,411,930, 19 May 2013
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Not normally interested in genre films, Keri Russell was attracted to the project because of its depiction of a mother fighting for her family. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, Lacy locks the sliding-glass door by moving the lock switch up. The next morning Daniel locks the slider by moving the lock switch up. Later Lacy locks the slider by moving the lock switch down. See more »

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Title Card: Two possibilities exist... Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
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Bourbon On Your Lips
Written by Noelle Hampton
Performed by The Belle Sounds
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I really liked this one!!
23 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Not knowing exactly what we were in for, having seen only a trailer or two, we were very pleasantly surprised. The last "alien" movie we went to was "Signs", which really soured our opinion of these types of movies. We are interested in the phenomenon and this movie actually handled the subject quite well. For those of us with an interest in the field, it was very believable and it was written well. The pace of the movie made it seem over too quickly - I was ready for more! I left the theater feeling pretty stressed, partly because of the suspense and partly because the characters made their struggle so believable. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone with an open mind. My husband is a much better film critic than I, and he really liked it too, which is interesting because he is typically drawn to movies with a fantasy component or a lot of computer-generated scenes. Again, having an interest in the phenomenon ourselves, this movie made it very real for us.


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