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  • Summary: Based on the best-selling Atari videogame series, this film features Edward Carnby (Slater), a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. (Lions Gate Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 24 out of 25
  1. 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.
  2. 30
    A fairly faithful adaptation of what a game is like, but without the pleasure of getting to play or the much-needed option of pressing the "off" button.
  3. 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.
  4. Alone in the Dark will be the worst movie of 2005. The idea that anything could be worse is the only genuine scare the movie has to offer.
  5. Reviewed by: Benjamin Strong
    10
    An embarrassingly unscary monster mash, is desperate to frighten its laughing audience any way it can.
  6. 0
    Brain-dead adaptation of a popular video game.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    0
    So mind-blowingly horrible that it teeters on the edge of cinematic immortality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 110
  2. Negative: 97 out of 110
  1. Jun 23, 2012
    9
    Dont get me wrong, this movie is terrible. But it makes me laugh to much for me to give it a bad score. The only bad thing in the movie that I dont like is Tara Reid's painfully bad acting. everything else is HILARIOUS! So this movie gets a 9. Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2013
    1
    Tara Reid... Ugggg One Of The Worst Movie's I Have Ever Seen!
    Sadly This Could Be A OK Movie The Plot Was Ok.. Some Of The Worst Acting Ever!
  3. Oct 9, 2011
    1
    Uwe Boll's infamous "Alone in the Dark" is a movie that will be known for centuries as 'one of the crappiest movies in cinema history'. From terrible performances and trash story (do you even call that a story?), it's a movie you will NEVER want to see again. Avoid at ALL COSTS!!!! Expand
  4. Sep 15, 2010
    0
    how the hell does uwe boll keep making films??? this is one of the few directors who actually make micheal bay seem good. this movie is nothing even close to the Alone in the dark game . which i played many years ago on the 3DO . the whole movie was just a gaint turd . Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2012
    0
    I think I could make a better movie with a 240p camera. Terrible in every way. I would never make anyone watch this movie............................... Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2013
    0
    First off, this movie is based off Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (2001, Infogames) NOT Alone in the Dark (2008, Atari), however, the fact that it bares the title "Alone in the Dark" should be enough to make any fan of the series to abandon everything. The movie doesn't even try to use the source material, instead going for something that shouldn't even exist. I mean, they went as far as to have a dead person get up again, and even animating bullets missing people WHO SAID BULLET JUST KILLED. What really takes the cake is the non existing storyline, pre-into to acting actors, and a gods awe-full music score. In fact, I'm sure the only reason that Uwe Boll made this movie, was so that he could exploit a loop hole and use it as a tax write off, so that he gets paid a lot of money in compensation. And this isn't the first time he's done this to a video game. Seriously, avoid at all costs, even if those costs are vital organs, loved ones, or having to be wide awake for a root canal, in a truck, in a high speed chase being preformed by Orin Scrivello. Expand
  7. May 31, 2012
    0
    I don't even know why I feel compelled to reviews this, it's already been torn to shreds enough, from the looks of it. In short, it's terrible. The games (1-3 and The New Nightmare) were awesome, this movie has nothing to do with them, and it's cheesy and boring to an unimaginable extreme. Stay far away. Expand

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