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Dark Horse Reviews

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July 26, 2012
Even the gentle side of filmmaker Todd Solondz turns out to be pretty nasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 19, 2012
[Solondz] pulls one too many narrative stunts, with one too many dream sequences, calling into question the reality of everything that's happened - including that soap-operatic finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 15, 2012
It's brutal to watch, and perhaps mercifully short.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2012
[A] wonderfully realized and surprisingly understated dark satire...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2012
There's something ultimately moving as well as funny in Abe's conflict with himself. It gives Dark Horse a degree of dramatic weight missing from his other films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2012
Solondz's sweetest film is still terrifically bitter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 1, 2012
In his bitter humour I always find a twitch on the moral compass.
June 29, 2012
The picture is funnier than anything he has yet made. There are worse ways of playing familiar themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2012
The characters run the gamut from near-comatose to shrill, all of them awful, and what seems to aspire to being a modern comedy of manners is simply a mean-spirited satire on such close but paradoxically unloving families.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 29, 2012
It's a typical Solondz portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2012
The opaque finale leaves much to ponder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2012
A film that blurs reality and fantasy, inviting our laughter but also earning our sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2012
You have to admire the filmmaker for what he has achieved thus far in Dark Horse, and mourn Abe's premature departure from the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
As awful as Abe is, you can't help rooting for him as he struggles to get his life in order, all while his vivid fantasy world seems to be closing in on him.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
Somewhat of a sinister Hyde to Woody Allen's Dr Jekyll, counting inner aura and image, Solondz taps into pervasive suburban despair that could qualify as one of Dante's Circles of Hell, by way of the Long Island Expressway. Love In The Time Of Hepatitis.
June 28, 2012
After the death-metal of emotional horror in his earlier movies, Solondz gives us quieter chamber music in a minor key.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2012
Jordan Gelber's tubby, entitled man-child finds romance, of a sort, in this witheringly deadpan lark from Todd Solondz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2012
No Solondz classic; but nasty-nice, beautiful (sort of) and deftly crafted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2012
Solondz's latest, 'Dark Horse', is similar to his first film, 'Welcome to the Dollhouse' (1995), in the way it piles cruelties on one misguided character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2012
Less confrontational than most Solondz movies, in that it refrains from violence or kink, but still unsettling and affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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