Box art for Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

  • Rated R

action & adventure, horror, thrillers

Evil awakens. Can mankind defeat the army of darkness unleashed by an ancient evil cult?

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

Stupid horror movie based on an Atari game.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a horror film with constant, intense, graphic violence. Many characters are killed in a wide variety of creative manners, including being impaled. There are monsters and other grisly images. Characters use some strong language and there is a moderately explicit sexual situation.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the "greatest good for the greatest number" approach taken by Hudgens.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: better than expected, but, considering the reputation of its author, this isn't much of an achievement

- Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: There's nothing even remotely entertaining about this film -- audiences should stay home and play the original (or one of its numerous sequels) on Playstation instead.

- Ethan Alter, Film Journal International, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The horror. The hor-ror!

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Audience Reviews

0 star

Alone in the Dark is Uwe Boll's worst, if that's even possible. Alone in the Dark is very bad, with bad acting, story and directing. The film stumbles around trying to find a purpose, but it never elevates to anything remotely good or creative. Action scenes are sloppy, too noisy and not well done. Equally bad is Tara Reid. This is a film that fails to hit the mark on so many levels, it's not even possible to salvage even if you'd remove all the crap scenes with Tara Reid. Alone in the Dark is a misguided attempt at creating an action Horror film, and it fails. This is one film that just doesn't deliver. You end up wondering why this film wasf8inanced in the first place and you're astounded at how Boll could pull something like this off. Alone in the Dark is the prime example as to why Video game to screen adaptations are horrible ideas for films, and they rarely work. Alone in the Dark is a poorly made film and you realize that Uwe Boll doesn't care about directing a good film that he's only in the business for the money. His films sell, so there's no reason for him to direct a good film, although he's managed to make three good flick s out of the fifteen or so he's made. This might have been an interesting idea for a film if it would have been handled properly. There were signs of potential, but it quickly became apparent that it was a pure joke fest. Everything that might have been interesting is wasted from the poorly conceived script, which feels rushed, with no heart put into its story to the washed up actors; this film was set to fail right before the cameras were set to roll. Avoid this horror flick, as it a mess from start to finish, and there's nothing good to come out of it aside from the heavy metal soundtrack.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Saturday, May 19, 2012

1 star

ummmmm.... My best advice to you would be this: expect a suckfest. That way you won't be disappointed.

- flixsterman, Wednesday, December 30, 2009

1 star

Technically I shouldn't be rating this, as I couldn't sit through the whole thing - and I managed to sit through Epic Movie. Three quaters of the way through I found out something more interesting was on the other channel and turned over. That about sums up how I feel about this film.

- newvogueravyn, Saturday, June 28, 2008