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And Soon the Darkness (2010)




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Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie's (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect 'girl's getaway' to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already - with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists. Skeptical of the sheriff's competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth. With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls.-- (C) Anchor Bay

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Amber Heard
as Stephanie
Karl Urban
as Michael
Adriana Barraza
as Rosamaria
Javier Luna
as Bar Owner
Andrea Verdun
as Waitress
Walter Peña
as Mechanic
María Salomé Cari
as Cleaning Woman
Hugo Miranda
as Man in Bar
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All Critics (6)

Overall And Soon The Darkness is pretty much a paint-by-number thriller.

January 26, 2011 | Full Review…

All of which is to say that this new movie just isn't all that surprising or involving.

January 21, 2011 | Full Review…

Pretty leads, pretty camera work, and pretty darn boring.

January 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

...a watchable thriller...

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Girls get tortured in a foreign country. It's competently made, but we've seen it all before.

December 24, 2010 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

it's a bad sign when one's chief compliments are based around the idea that a movie isn't as bad as it could've been.

December 16, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for And Soon the Darkness

An ok remake of a film from 1970 with the same name. This one is set in Argentina, which seems to be the only real change. The fact I not heard of it and it was made last year and stars the lovely Amber Heard was a worry. Sure enough this is largely a fairly slow, dull, drama/thriller about the perils of being off the beaten track if you're not careful. The last 3rd of the film was ok as we finally get some action, but it has a made for TV feel to it. There have been many better horror films on a similar theme with Turistas and Hostel, Train. For a thriller I would go with either Hush or Shuttle. Even Amber Heard fans might find this too slow.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Amber Heard puts on a good performance, but this movie sucked. The plot is so shallow; the movie is just boring. Two girls go vacationing in a foreign country and one goes missing. The locals are suspicious looking and seem like they're hiding something. It's all been done before. The sub plots in this movie seem interesting like the Urban's character Michael whose girlfriend was abducted some months ago, and Stephanie's boyfriend/trust issues, but those sub plots are painfully shallow and are only lightly touched upon in the film. It was completely useless to even add any of it. The movie is pretty much Heard running around screaming "ELLIE WHERE ARE YOU?" and trying to survive from being killed by the corrupt locals. The plot in the beginning shows that the locals are hiding a secret, and I was actually interested to know what that secret was. However after I found out the secret was ***SPOILER*** selling tourist girls into prostitution, I was like seriously? I've already seen Taken thanks. What a predictable and boring secret to keep. I didn't like that secret at all. So dumb and I've seen it before.

Japes .
Japes .

Super Reviewer


For the most part, I liked this slightly suspenseful tourist-in-peril film, but films like TURISTAS and HOSTEL have done the Americans in peril abroad plot to death (pun intended), and actually much better. The film does have its positives though, and its relatively entertaining for what it sets out to do.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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