Dark Night Reviews

July 10, 2018
Drama without dramatics, a destination in search of the movie that takes us there.
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.
August 20, 2017
Dark Night offers nothing in the way of revelation, social or aesthetic.
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 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.
February 24, 2017
There's something unpleasant - maybe more so than the filmmaker intended - about how we're not sure which of the men might turn out to be the eventual mass murderer.
February 23, 2017
Dark Night is an atmospheric, anxiety-tweaking outing. But cinematic elegance is not enough when the stakes are so very high.
February 23, 2017
There's a difference between ambiguity and frustration, and Dark Night falls on the wrong side.
February 3, 2017
This cold, clinical approach might work intellectually, but instinctually it has us feel like unwilling voyeurs, forced to watch private moments.
February 3, 2017
Dark Night is rigorously framed and edited, but it offers the illusion of complexity rather than the real McCoy.
February 3, 2017
At its prettiest and most self-indulgent, it plays like a cinematographer's reel with a massacre at the end.
February 2, 2017
The wordplay of the title is sufficiently egregious that a potential viewer is apt to think, "Well, if it got a distributor, it has to be better than that." It is not.
January 30, 2017
There are serious risks in the movie's approach.
November 29, 2016
There's no denying that the intentions of Dark Night are admirable, but those ambitions aren't enough to stop it from feeling like a confused, lifeless picture in the end.
November 7, 2016
At its strongest, Dark Night taps into the emptiness, hurt and longing beneath the pings and swipes of our "connected" world. But for all its artfulness, the film doesn't shed light so much as push buttons.
June 25, 2016
Tim Sutton's film often surprises on the micro level, but its broader execution gives reason for pause.
January 25, 2016
The noble intention to make us dwell on our culture, and perhaps shame its more voyeuristic members, quickly devolves into a cavalcade of tedium.