A paranormal investigator (Christian Slater), an anthropologist (Tara Reid) and a team of agents battle deadly monsters.
" A film so mind-blowingly horrible that it teeters on the edge of cinematic immortality. "
" Ultra-violent, hyper-mindless and bruisingly loud, Alone in the Dark makes its video game predecessors look like Masterpiece Theater. "
" Quite possibly one of the worst movies of the decade. "
" When the giant, intelligent bees of the future sift through the ashes of our civilization, they will find Alone in the Dark, and they will understand. It's so bad it's postmodern. "
" It doesn't even qualify as 'so bad it's good,' although by that standard it does have its moments. "
" Veers tantalizingly close to being one of those movies that is so bad it's good, but in the end, it's so bad it's just ... bad. "
" Too stupid to watch, too loud to nap through, Alone in the Dark shows just how tenuous Plan Nine From Outer Space's hold on that 'worst movie ever' title really is. "
" Never trust a movie that opens with a written introduction scrolling by that's longer than the collected works of Tom Clancy. "
" Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff, the reigning princes of Hollywood schlock, join forces in this brain-dead adaptation of a popular video game. "
" It's tempting to call Alone in the Dark one of those movies so bad that it's almost good. But that might send the wrong signal to Hollywood. "
" Alone in the Dark presents splatter fans with garden-variety gore, and gives action-horror fans loud, unscary special effects rather than genuine suspense or bang. "
" Any chance for suspense is thwarted by gratuitous violence, heavy-metal-propelled action sequences and laughably flat dialogue between characters who are barely more developed than in the Atari version. "
" Alone in the Dark is so awful, anyone who spends 10 bucks seeing it ought to get 11 bucks change and a written apology from the director and cast. "
" Alone in the Dark is no better than whatever you might pick up while wearing a blindfold at Blockbuster, even if you happen to reach into a trash can. "
" Dreadful. "
" Frighteningly bad cinema is the only thing scary about Alone in the Dark, which gives video-game movies an even worse name, if that's possible. "
" Maybe the only people who can explain this flick's nonsensical plotline are those who squandered their youth mastering the Atari video game on which it's based. "
" A violent and incomprehensible piece of gibberish. "
" The garish editing and stilted, exposition-only dialogue induce the frisson of an America's Most Wanted re-enactment that pays unexpected, sidesplitting returns. "
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