Alone in the Dark

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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)

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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
    Too lazy to play your own d--- video game? Lucky for you there's horror director-for-hire Uwe Boll, who's making a career out of adapting successful Atari and Sega games into tedious popcorn fare that's the ultimate in cinematic passivity.
  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. 10
    Tedious, derivative exercise, stolen from a dozen or so horror/action films.
  6. 0
    It's just the most inept filmmaking you can catch in theatres right now, or probably all year long.
  7. 0
    Brain-dead adaptation of a popular video game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 115
  1. PaulA>
    Dec 28, 2006
    10
    A very nice mix of action, adventure and horror. A good sequel to the 4th game. Very good performance by Christian Slater.
  2. miachaelK
    Sep 12, 2006
    5
    Okay, look if you went and paid to see this in theaters then u probably hated it... I, on the other hand, saw it for free on Showtime and Okay, look if you went and paid to see this in theaters then u probably hated it... I, on the other hand, saw it for free on Showtime and unlike Uwe Boll's other movies this one actually was entertaining. Uwe Boll is a terrible director, and this is his only film that falls into the so friggin bad its entertaining category. Expand
  3. JJReyes
    Sep 28, 2005
    3
    This movie was not compelling at all. I found myself to be bored during most of the movie. Good job Uwe Boll.
  4. RichardA.
    Jul 20, 2006
    1
    Terrible, TERRIBLE movie, dont waste or money nor time. Only reason I did not rate it 0 was coz de soundtrack and one of the first scens, Terrible, TERRIBLE movie, dont waste or money nor time. Only reason I did not rate it 0 was coz de soundtrack and one of the first scens, where the main character tells a little girl to BE afraid of the dark. Expand
  5. GilbertMulroneycakesversusCthulu
    Dec 13, 2005
    0
    Please God make Uwe Boll stop. He's trying to buy the rights to Half-Life now. This may well predicate the biblical Apocalypse. Weep for Please God make Uwe Boll stop. He's trying to buy the rights to Half-Life now. This may well predicate the biblical Apocalypse. Weep for the future, Carnby. Weep for us all. Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2014
    0
    The most atrocious, lame, boring, dry, dull, repetitive, badly acted, terribly directed, overwhelmingly awful horror film that I have ever satThe most atrocious, lame, boring, dry, dull, repetitive, badly acted, terribly directed, overwhelmingly awful horror film that I have ever sat through. A film I forced myself to sit through after wanting to turn my head in disgust at this godawful mess of scenes slapped together to be called a movie. Expand
  7. Apr 13, 2012
    0
    Uwe Boll will always be remembered as one of the most horrific, stupid and pathetic directors of the decade, seriously, try this as anUwe Boll will always be remembered as one of the most horrific, stupid and pathetic directors of the decade, seriously, try this as an experiment, rent Alone in the Dark, then rent something like Meet the Spartans, or Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, watch Alone in the Dark first, and the others will be much less painful to watch... Expand

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