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Dark Streets Reviews

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October 9, 2009
A flimsy blues-oriented Moulin Rouge with a touch of Chinatown-style public corruption thrown in.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2009
Looks great and sound great, but it doesn't have enough heart and soul and, ultimately, seems too artsy-fartsy while leaving feeling cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 30, 2008
There's nothing worse than a soft-boiled noir. Dashiell Hammett this is not.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 30, 2008
The cast of lightweights come off as kids playing dress-up in their parents' old clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 22, 2008
An unwieldy combination of film noir and film musical, Dark Streets doesn't manage to be effective on either level.
December 16, 2008
A film noir musical fantasy that falls flat due to a weak screenplay.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
December 16, 2008
A poetic, rambunctious film that shows no matter how much we see, we never see, and no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 15, 2008
The roster of R&B artists heard on the soundtrack is impressive; the movie is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 14, 2008
Sophisticated elements rise above this murk - Toledo as the MC and music that is a serious contribution to the blues repertory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 12, 2008
It's atmospheric like a steaming pile.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 12, 2008
Dark Streets has atmosphere coming out its ears, but not much going on between them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 12, 2008
The script is just all kinds of terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 12, 2008
I love musicals, but I'd be hard-pressed to recommend this curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2008
If only I cared.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2008
A collection of 1950s B-movie mannerisms that would have made for a great parody if only it were capable of laughing at its own hard-boiled absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 12, 2008
According to its press kit, this is 'an atmospheric film noir musical fantasy,' 'a noir fever dream' and a 'blues-infused noir mystery.' If you suspect those are code words for 'pointless hooey,' you're right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 12, 2008
Dark Streets lost me early, real early, like still-adjusting-my-eyes-in-a-dark-theater early: Welcome to the blues, growls the entertainer with the mohawk and the full-length ringmaster gown.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 12, 2008
...an inventively made noir with a terrific sound track of 12 original songs. This might not be for everyone, but if you like noir it's one that shouldn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 12, 2008
Viewers willing to give themselves to the serious playfulness and visuals will find their share of rewards in 'Dark Streets.'
December 12, 2008
Time for a moratorium on film noir attempts.
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