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Dark Tourist (2013)



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A psychological-thriller in the haunting tradition of films like Taxi Driver and Monster, Dark Tourist takes us into the chilling labyrinth of a man's dark hobby and his even darker mind. Jim Tahana (Michael Cudlitz) doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the searing, unexplained void within him. Jim obsesses over the hobby that has been part of his DNA since he was a young boy: dark tourism - the act of traveling with the intent to visit places of tragedy or disaster. Every year his week-long vacations from work are spent going to dark tourist locations in the lives of different serial killers he is fascinated with. This year's obsession is Carl Marznap (Pruitt Taylor Vince), a mass murder from New Orleans, Louisiana. But this trip is no ordinary vacation as Jim's rancid sexual impulses and weakening grip on reality deteriorate into a violent despair that will ultimately unlock an unspeakable secret festering within him, bringing Dark Tourist to its brutal and shocking finale. (c) Official Facebookmore
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Frank John Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 2014
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Michael Cudlitz's first leading role is the sole selling point of this repellent character study.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Top Critic

Griffith's vulnerable performance is a standout. But the film's final third seems needlessly graphic.

Full Review… | August 30, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

"Dark Tourist" takes an effectively unpleasant trip down the lost highway of a morbid mind before its bad choices start catching up with it.

Full Review… | August 29, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Griffith can break your heart as a good woman staggering under the weight of life, especially after her character places her last bit of faith in a dangerously damaged man.

Full Review… | August 27, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

"Dark Tourist" gets bogged down in insufferably slow-moving scenes - interestingly, when Jim is interacting with others, despite consummate performances from Cudlitz and Griffith.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Disappointingly resorts to a reductive dissection of its protagonist in the third reel, but The Grief Tourist benefits from Michael Cudlitz's suitably creepy performance, and is an atmospheric, suspenseful ride.

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
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