Dark Streets - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dark Streets Reviews

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December 12, 2008
...an interesting and ambitious movie that succeeds in a small way as spectacle but fails as drama
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
December 11, 2008
It's a lovingly souped-up incarnation of the film-noir look, contains well-staged and performed musical numbers, and has a lot of cigarettes, tough tootsies, bad guys and shadows. What it doesn't have is a story that pulls us along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
December 11, 2008
So obsessed with mimicry it's practically a tribute band of a movie.
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 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 7, 2008
Dark Streets may only be a quasi-noir and quasi-musical, but that doesn't stop it from being a wholesale slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 12, 2008
It's atmospheric like a steaming pile.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 30, 2008
There's nothing worse than a soft-boiled noir. Dashiell Hammett this is not.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 11, 2008
So leaden and obvious it doesn't even work as camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 12, 2008
It's like a high school play version of noir with musical numbers written by the drama teacher. In the end, these streets aren't nearly dark enough.
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 16, 2008
A film noir musical fantasy that falls flat due to a weak screenplay.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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
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 11, 2008
This charmless fantasy tries to recapture the mix of hot jazz and cold cynicism that lit up Chicago, adding a dash of punk for good measure
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
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