• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Damian Harris
    In Theaters:
    Nov 7, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 24, 2009
  • City Lights

Critic Review - Los Angeles Times

Do these heartbreaking stories exist in the real world? Yes, yes, they do. Does dramatizing these stories with nothing to add except a certain cruel wallowing in the existence of unspeakable human depravity serve any real purpose? No, no, it does not.

December 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Comments (5)
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Harry G.

Harry Greaves

I do not think that this movie adds nothing but a 'cruel wallowing in the existence of unspeakable human depravity', i think it is an incredibly moving, and bold look at what most people are afraid to explore and except. I think Gardens of the Night is one of the greatest movies of its genre and time. I could not disagree with your review more

May 21 - 03:44 PM

Russell Y.

Russell Yazbeck

I'm going to go ahead and agree with you completely. At first I was drawn into the dark subtleties, and the implications of them, but in the end it wraps up into nothing but wallowing, just like you said.

Aug 23 - 07:41 AM

Susan B.

Susan Bueti

This seems like a very interesting review but I cannot access the rest of it. Does the review tell us what Mark Olsen thinks the film should have included. My activist bent leads me to hope he is going in the direction of: well now that you've got our attention, what can we do about this? What could the real purpose be? As I reader I am wondering if he is proposing any ideas.

Oct 1 - 06:53 AM

Susan B.

Susan Bueti

This seems like a very interesting review but I cannot access the rest of it. Does the review tell us what Mark Olsen thinks the film should have included. My activist bent leads me to hope he is going in the direction of: well now that you've got our attention, what can we do about this? What could the real purpose be? As I reader I am wondering if he is proposing any ideas.

Oct 1 - 06:54 AM

Scott Colby

Scott Colby

It is sad that conditioned tools criticize a movie for being real. Your a pathetic human being and expand on your depravity by writing for a major publication telling people we need more propaganda and corporate BS instead of an incredibly moving and entertaining movie. Sad. Even sadder people like you get jobs and continue to shove their brainwashed bias down our throats. Shut up! This was a great movie and anyone that doesn't see that should be in the unemployment line.

Mar 16 - 11:56 PM

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