Towards Darkness (2007)



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First-time director/screenwriter Antonio Negret details the frightening trend of kidnapping in Columbia with this tense tale of a young photographer who is abducted and held for ransom as his desperate parents scramble to raise the money that could save their child's life. Jose Gutierrez (Roberto Urbina) is a Columbian photographer in his early twenties who had come to America in order to pursue an education. Upon returning to his homeland, Jose is greeted by his good friends Jaime (Andres … More

Rating: R (for some strong violence, language, and a scene of sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: José Antonio Negret, Antonio Negret
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On DVD: Jul 22, 2008
Peace Arch Entertainment - Official Site


as Charlie Bain

as Carlos Gutierrez

as José Gutierrez

as Victor Ramis

as Marta Guitierez

as Umberto Pompeo
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Critic Reviews for Towards Darkness

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

suffers from an overly cluttered narrative and too-hyperkinetic style.

March 19, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

[Director] Negret is clearly less interested in imagining a fictional romance than in conveying his vision of a land that has lost its way.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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.

March 14, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

A convoluted bilingual thriller about a kidnapping in Colombia, Towards Darkness may be too clever for its own good.

Full Review… | March 12, 2008
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

...loses serious points for an ending that's both baffling and infuriating.

Full Review… | September 16, 2008
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Not a bad movie that shwos what is reality in Columbia today...kidnapping. Very powerful ending as well.

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