Alone in the Dark : Critic Reviews

9
Metascore (25 reviews)
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50
Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times
Since the film is based on the Atari video game of the same name, it also has much to appeal to headbangers: fast pace, lots of gadgets, monsters, explosive special effects, plenty of inscrutable plot twists and turns.
30
Bill Gallo Dallas Observer
Here is the horror-action genre at its silliest and most uninspired.
30
Variety
Fans of the source material probably won't be switching platforms to catch this bizarre Lions Gate pickup, and non-fans definitely won't.
25
Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune
That this bit of pustulence is based on a video game of the same name is no surprise. It explains the thin plot, characters and abundant gunplay.
25
Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer
Slater narrates as if reading a restaurant menu. Reid seems to have learned each long sentence in segments, so she wouldn't be overtaxed.
25
Philadelphia Inquirer
Even Boll seems to lose interest as the story unravels. By that time, the supernatural cliches, plot inconsistencies, dead ends and red herrings have piled up so high you can barely see the screen.
25
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Director Uwe Boll ("House of the Dead") has made a cottage industry out of this kind of junk. Maybe it's time for him to close up shop.
10
Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter
One of those rare instances of a movie being so bad ... it's still really bad.
10
Desson Thomson Washington Post
This is definitely for people who 1) love the video game, 2) think Slater and Dorff are eminently watchable, no matter what bad flick they're in and 3) are wearing industrial-strength ear plugs.
0
Stephen Holden The New York Times
So inept on every level, you wonder why the distributor didn't release it straight to video, or better, toss it directly into the trash.

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