• The Darkest Minds (2018)

The Darkest Minds

Release Date: August 3rd, 2018

DVD Release Date: October 30th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the most powerful young people, Ruby, escapes from her camp and joins a group of runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Betrayed by the adults in power, this newfound family soon realizes that running is not enough -- they must use their collective powers to wage a resistance and take back their future.

Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson, Patrick Gibson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Lidya Jewett

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Genres: Thriller , Science fiction

Production Co: 21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rise , Gripping , Escape , Doctor , Pursuit , Brooding , 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    The Verge

    Instead of building on its most pertinent themes — or on any themes — The Darkest Minds wanders around haplessly in a fog of tired tropes and unmotivated bits of plot. It has neither inspiration nor purpose, and it eventually, almost literally, effervesces into blank irrelevance. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Rising star Amandla Stenberg has a few affecting moments as one of the few teen survivors of a mysterious pandemic, but director Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s live-action feature debut mostly walks in the footsteps of bolder and more original takes on similar sci-fi subject matter. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Young moviegoers who haven't yet tired of cookie-cutter dystopias will find a sympathetic protagonist played by Amandla Stenberg; but viewers who've taken this ride enough times to want, for instance, subtext addressing real-world oppression should look elsewhere. show more

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