The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising2007

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)



Critic Consensus: The magic of the book is lost in translation with The Seeker, due to its clumsy plot and lack of heart.

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Photos

Movie Info

An 11-year-old boy discovers that he is the last member of a group of immortals dedicated to fighting dark forces of evil. As he uncovers a series of clues, some dating back to biblical times, the boy also discovers the future of the world rests in his hands.

Watch it now


Alexander Ludwig
as Will Stanton
Frances Conroy
as Miss Greythorne
Ian McShane
as Merriman Lyon
Wendy Crewson
as Mary Stanton
Gregory Smith
as Max Stanton
Drew Tyler Bell
as James Stanton
Jim Piddock
as Old George
Amelia Warner
as Maggie Barnes
Jordan J. Dale
as Stephen Stanton
Jonathan Jackson
as The Walker
View All

News & Interviews for The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

Critic Reviews for The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (29)

An orgy of portents that runs out of oomph.

October 19, 2007 | Full Review…

By Americanising the hero and grotesquely distorting the plot, they can only alienate the fan-base and confuse the newcomer.

October 19, 2007 | Full Review…

A moderate Potter-teen fantasy about an American kid who comes to little old England with his family (dad's on some kind of academic posting) to find that he is the boy-king leader of a group of supernatural warriors.

October 19, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An uncanny and unholy blend of The Fifth Element, The Sixth Sense and The Seventh Seal.

October 19, 2007 | Full Review…

The Dark is Rising is one of those awful sorcery tales where a spotty young boy (Alexander Ludwig) suddenly gets to save the Earth from supernatural creeps such as Christopher Eccleston.

October 19, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A terrible bodge.

October 19, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising


Cast: Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Gregory Smith, Wendy Crewson, Jonathan Jackson, Amelia Warner, James Cosmo, Emma Lockhart, Frances Conroy, Drew Tyler Bell, Jim Piddock, John Benjamin Hickey, Alexander Ludwig Director: David L. Cunningham Summary: Just as he turns 14, young Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig) learns that he's the last of a race of paladins known as "the Light" who are dedicated to beating back the forces of darkness and their malevolent leader, the Rider (Christopher Eccleston). As Will travels through time gathering the powerful artifacts that will give rise to the ultimate showdown, he must keep the Rider at bay. My Thoughts: "Movies based on books should make you want to read the book/books if you haven't. Not the case with this movie. It just was not made very well and the directing was as poor as some of the acting. The acting felt very cheesy at moments. I think with better directing and some better acting the film could be much better."


Super Reviewer


Amateurishly directed, cheesy, repetitive and badly written. I just wish they would stop making these kind of derivative, uninspired fantasy flicks. Because it's at a point now where we get too much quantity and far too little quality.

Mike S
Mike S

Super Reviewer

it was okay. C

Richard C
Richard C

Super Reviewer

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features