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.
May 28, 2018
an anatomisation not so much of a real crime as of the sociopolitical circumstances that engender it.
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 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
An ambitious, relevant piece of filmmaking that promises to make you think.
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.
February 20, 2017
Strange and unsettling ...
February 17, 2017
Dark Night is fascinated by the phenomena of domestic mass shootings, but it's less an act of investigation than one of imagination.
February 16, 2017
...haunting and - sometimes seemingly unintentionally - disturbing
February 8, 2017
Sutton's vision is unsettling and immersive, his technical precision immaculate.
February 3, 2017
A haunting, thought-provoking piece of work, made infinitely more powerful by all the things it chooses not to show.
February 3, 2017
Dark Night is as much about gloom as it is astonishment, to see the power of an act or an image to either turn someone into a killer or to inspire them toward empathy.
February 3, 2017
A contemporary look at the disaffection and desensitization that have long been native to American suburbia.
February 2, 2017
[Sutton] has a poet's vision, rendering familiar American nowheres into dreamscapes.
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