Dark Night Reviews

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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 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
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 3, 2017
A contemporary look at the disaffection and desensitization that have long been native to American suburbia.
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.
February 2, 2017
[Sutton] has a poet's vision, rendering familiar American nowheres into dreamscapes.
February 2, 2017
Dark Night isn't really a polemic. It's a mysterious elegy for a community on the verge of a nightmarish crucible.
February 1, 2017
It's a languorous dream that might be a nightmare, slow and soothing but always on edge.
January 30, 2017
There are serious risks in the movie's approach.
January 29, 2017
For all its formal ambiguity, the thing which truly resonates in Dark Night is its rendering of a culture captivated by its own reflection.
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.
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