...loses serious points for an ending that's both baffling and infuriating.
| Original Score: 2/4
suffers from an overly cluttered narrative and too-hyperkinetic style.
Antonio Negret employs too many characters, backstories and plot tangents to address a subject that's unwieldy enough already
| Original Score: 1.5/5
[Director] Negret is clearly less interested in imagining a fictional romance than in conveying his vision of a land that has lost its way.
Colombian-born writer-director Antonio Negret's kidnapping thriller tackles the same subject matter as Hollywood's big-budget, star driven Proof of Life. But it's a grittier and more viscerally affecting film.
| Original Score: 3/4
That someone is kidnapped in Colombia every three hours is a startling statistic that offers many cinematic possibilities. But Towards Darkness fails to use any of them to advantage.
| Original Score: 2/5
A convoluted bilingual thriller about a kidnapping in Colombia, Towards Darkness may be too clever for its own good.
The film is meant to be a heart-stopper but does not succeed as the director had hoped.
Writer-director Antonio Negret only alludes to the seriousness of his volatile social setting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
| Original Score: 3/5