The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds

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The Darkest Minds

Sci-fi thriller starring Everything, Everything's Amandla Stenberg, set following a bacterial outbreak that kills 98% of Earth's children. Jennifer Yuh Nelson, director of the Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda 2, helms.

After a disease kills the majority of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

2018Rating: M, Violence104 minsUSA
Science FictionThriller
83%
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

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There's a lot that's confusing or poorly set up. That's a script problem, but also a lack of emotional direction and momentum.

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Variety

Variety

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Borrows nearly all its ingredients from other popular sci-fi franchises - from "X-Men" to "Stranger Things" - and doesn't much seem to mind if kids recognise how derivative it is...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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"The Darkest Minds" plays like a lightning round in which the goal is to hit as many teenage-dystopia tropes as possible.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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The pieces of a potential franchise are put in play here without stakes being raised or pulses quickened.

2.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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A depressingly formulaic collection of young adult fantasy movie tropes.

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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You've seen this future before.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A by-the-numbers YA dystopia.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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The Darkest Minds boasts a decent cast and a fairly interesting premise centred on likeable characters. But its banality squashes any potential it had, resulting in a safe, forgettable sci-fi.

2.0
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Associated Press

Associated Press

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About five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting.

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Vulture

Vulture

press

There's a lot that's confusing or poorly set up. That's a script problem, but also a lack of emotional direction and momentum.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Borrows nearly all its ingredients from other popular sci-fi franchises - from "X-Men" to "Stranger Things" - and doesn't much seem to mind if kids recognise how derivative it is...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"The Darkest Minds" plays like a lightning round in which the goal is to hit as many teenage-dystopia tropes as possible.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The pieces of a potential franchise are put in play here without stakes being raised or pulses quickened.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A depressingly formulaic collection of young adult fantasy movie tropes.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

You've seen this future before.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A by-the-numbers YA dystopia.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The Darkest Minds boasts a decent cast and a fairly interesting premise centred on likeable characters. But its banality squashes any potential it had, resulting in a safe, forgettable sci-fi.

2.0
0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

About five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting.

0

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