Dark Night Reviews

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October 4, 2019
A matter-of-fact recapitulation, Dark Night isn't meant to entertain, but merely to convey, solemnly, the emptiness of contemporary connections.
April 8, 2019
A lyrical American nightmare, although at times its pursuit of authenticity feels more like cinematic sleight of hand.
November 1, 2018
The movie is really lacking in an emotional punch to leave much of a lasting impact.
July 10, 2018
Drama without dramatics, a destination in search of the movie that takes us there.
May 28, 2018
an anatomisation not so much of a real crime as of the sociopolitical circumstances that engender it.
March 8, 2018
Dark Night is an extraordinarily accomplished mood piece saddled with a shallow condemnation of middle-American culture. The whole movie is like an extended art-house PSA.
February 25, 2018
Director Tim Sutton ... working in a sleepy Florida town, [reveals] a world where opportunity rarely knocks and everyone is either nursing old wounds or hustling for a ticket out.
September 6, 2017
[Dark Night] takes a macro approach to a disjointed society where guns are freely available and routinely glamorised.
August 29, 2017
Elliptical and elusive, Dark Night offers vignettes of five individuals' lives over the course of a day.
August 20, 2017
Dark Night offers nothing in the way of revelation, social or aesthetic.
August 18, 2017
Occasionally too emblematic as individuals, the characters collectively mesh into a portrait of a dislocated society elevated by Sutton's talent for disorienting imagery.
August 17, 2017
This is an alarmingly trivial film that is also, allegedly, a commentary on the July 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado multiplex showing The Dark Knight Rises.
August 17, 2017
Its attempts at social commentary are far too opaque and stuttering to hold the viewer's interest.
August 17, 2017
A film that brings little insight to a troubling issue.
August 17, 2017
An ambitious, relevant piece of filmmaking that promises to make you think.
August 14, 2017
Ghoulish and tedious.
August 14, 2017
This portrait of an alienated culture funnelling its rage into gun violence is itself too cold and distant to connect.
August 10, 2017
A worthy - if chilly and difficult - addition to the sadly extensive filmography of American mass murder. The soundtrack from Canadian singer-songwriter Maica Armata adds some much-needed heart.
May 10, 2017
This isn't a film for everyone. It's incredibly dry. Almost mundane, at times... But these normal people find themselves in almost dreamlike surroundings thanks to Helene Louvart's beautiful cinematography.
February 24, 2017
The abstracted events transpire, occur, invoke, weighted neither by plot nor a psychological accounting: an atmospheric dream of everyday things, a dark dream of all our todays, lustrous dread.
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