Darkness Falls

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

So bad it's almost painful. Skip it.

PG-13 2003 86 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

THRILLING :)

I had so much fun watching this movie with my 10 year old daughter and her friend. It reminds me of a roller coaster ride or one of those haunted house during Halloween. I reamber as child running pass a dark room and the thrill of going out pass dark with a flashlight laughing and racing to any sorce of light, while our imagination ran wild. Like I said, the kids and I screamed and laughed during this movie, we had a lot of fun!
age 12+

Darkness Falls.

Great movie. Not as scary as most people I know have implied, but a good halloween movie for the mature family members 12+. I have to disagree with commonsense's statements, but agree with their star ratings. Just proves how dyslectic commonsense really is...

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