The Darkest Minds

The Ones Who Changed Will Change Everything.


The Darkest Minds
Based on the first book in the best-selling youth series, this story is set in a dystopian future. When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. A sixteen-year-old girl, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this new-found family realises that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Golden Brooks, Wade Williams, Wallace Langham, Bradley Whitford
Director
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
ScreenplayChad Hodge, from the novel by Alexandra Bracken
MusicBenjamin Wallfisch
CinematographyKramer Morgenthau
EditingMaryann Brandon, Dean Zimmerman
Sound formatsDTS, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1, Auro 11.1, 12-Track Digital Sound
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced by21 Laps Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSci-fi thriller
LanguageMild to moderate/ Infrequent/ Used in derogatory context and to express frustrations.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate impact/ Frequent/ Realitic and Choreographed/ Minimal blood-letting.
PrejudiceMild Impact/ Frequent/ Disapproved of/ Group Stereotype.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsDARKEST MINDS is an American sci-fi/ thriller film genre exploring a mysterious disease outbreak affecting children and killing thousands of them. The children who are affected but did not die are treated unjustly and prejudiced against by the government - which kills them and send some of them to the concentration camps. One such children who was sent to the concentration camp is 16 year old Ruby, who annoyed by the unjust treatment at the camps, escapes and joins other runaways who are seeking a safe place to stay. Ruby and her fellow escapees use their supernatural powers developed as a result of being infected by the I.A.A.N disease to fight of the government and eventually emerge victorious in the battle against the immoral government.

Complex and mature themes psychological themes exploring deception, new world order, supernatural powers, prejudice against people who are different, sci-fi, rebellion, segregation, love, family, friendships, rejection, and teamwork which are laced with dark emotional undertones as well as a sustained sense of threat and menace. The themes may not be appropriate for children under 13 years old as they find them confusing, disturbing or upsetting. The themes may also be psychologically harmful to children under 13 years old due to the unjust, immoral treatment meted out to the infected children.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Masego Panyane quote iconTeens fight oppression.
10
24.com
Tammy February quote iconThe Darkest Minds is fun to watch. It’s also the kind of movie that has set itself up perfectly for the sequel, so let’s hope that this doesn’t fail at the box office like so many other first of trilogies or first in series movies sometimes do.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconFeeling too much like plenty of material we've seen before rather than its own special world, the only power I wanted to have while watching The Darkest Minds was the ability to go back in time and make it better. And if not that, simply to shut it off.
7
Metacritic.com
25 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
84 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Darkest Minds does little to differentiate itself in a crowded field of YA adaptations, leaving all but the least demanding viewers feeling dystopian déjàvu.
4
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconSkilled actors can't save derivative, violent YA thriller.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
25 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
986 users
15
IMDB
2320 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 48%

10

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