Alone in the Dark

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Overwhelming dislike- based on 283 Ratings

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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 116
  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. CameronS.
    Oct 20, 2005
    4
    Wasnt a scary movie, story line was stupid, and the characters were inept.
  3. Jun 7, 2014
    2
    This movie is really dumb...

    Is not even the good kind of dumb, is just moronic dumb; like one of does movies you see and feel like you are
    This movie is really dumb...

    Is not even the good kind of dumb, is just moronic dumb; like one of does movies you see and feel like you are just getting dumber by just watching it... I mean, you have to be really uncreative to ripoff the design of the synomorphs from the alien franchise, why are all the action scenes shoot in the dark? whats the point of recording an action scene if your audience is not going to be able to watch it? Is like showing your dad a drawing you made in the dark, how is he going to see it?

    To have in title the word "Alone" the main character is always in company... It's so dumb I eventually ended up laughing at it. If you are looking to laugh out with your friends while having pizza and beer, then this movie is for you...
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  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. Apr 8, 2013
    0
    As its based on a video game the movie is going to be awful. Since Uwe Boll is the director its going to be awful. The movie is awful. Loud,As its based on a video game the movie is going to be awful. Since Uwe Boll is the director its going to be awful. The movie is awful. Loud, Matrix-style action scenes, poor acting, a ridiculous plot and a long introductory scroll for the illiterate audience who are the only people ignorant enough to see it (I only watched it for purely scientific purposes). Expand
  7. 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 thisI think I could make a better movie with a 240p camera. Terrible in every way. I would never make anyone watch this movie............................... Expand

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