The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds (2018)

  • Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
  • Country: USA
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Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

Top Cast

Amandla Stenberg
Amandla Stenberg
  • As: Ruby Daly
Harris Dickinson
Harris Dickinson
  • As: Liam Stewart

Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford
Patrick Gibson
Patrick Gibson
  • As: Clancy Gray

Critic Reviews

The Darkest Minds is smart. It has a lot to convey to its young audience, and the strong cast does everything in their power to illustrate those themes and to bring their characters to earnest, believable life. But it’s not quite thrilling enough to sneak its mission statements under anyone’s noses, so it plays a bit more like a manifesto than a sci-fi thriller.
— William Bibbiani (TheWrap)
Didn't Like
It’s a tediously derivative tale.
— Roger Moore (Movie Nation)