Parents' Guide to

The Mist

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fear reigns in so-so Stephen King monster flick.

Movie R 2007 119 minutes
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Based on 7 parent reviews

age 14+

Terrible ending
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (51 ):

The Mist's moral and physical geographies are familiar, if excessively literal. Divisions occur between inside and outside, good and deranged. David's choices at each moment are shaped by his belief in what he sees and his distrust of other people's rationalizations. He's the film's most reliable guide, showing how fear makes populations strangely obedient, willing to accept any explanation that exonerates them and blames someone else. Though The Mist indicts blind belief (and features a stunning ending that differs from Stephen King's source novella), it remains burdened by generic clichés.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 21, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: March 24, 2008
  • Cast: Andre Braugher , Marcia Gay Harden , Thomas Jane
  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors, Female actors
  • Studio: Dimension
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 119 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: violence, terror and gore, and language.
  • Last updated: January 9, 2024

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