Dark Places Reviews

September 20, 2017
It is Theron and Nicholas Hoult, and supporting cast members like Chloe Grace Moretz and Christina Hendricks, who make this worth exploring.
January 2, 2017
Workmanlike, lean and diverting but ultimately lacking in key things a strong sense of place and a true feeling of darkness. Which is a bit of a blow, given the title.
January 22, 2016
Theron is solid enough in the lead role, and the central mystery is reasonably intriguing before the beans are spilled.
August 14, 2015
The third offering from Flynn Dark Places does its best to stir a multitude of emotions within us, but in doing so, the film feels contrived and hurried.
August 14, 2015
A puzzling thriller with intensely fascinating characters, Dark Places is a film that will restore your faith in procedural mysteries.
August 13, 2015
The surface level generic pleasures of Dark Places and the stellar cast are entertaining enough, even if it doesn't quite stick the landing.
August 7, 2015
This second cinematic helping of Flynn's brand of serpentine storytelling should sate the appetites of those who don't examine the unlikely contortions of its plot too closely.
August 6, 2015
Theron grounds her withdrawn character in something recognizable and relatable.
August 6, 2015
A brooding performance by Oscar winner Charlize Theron ... elevates the material from mediocre into bearable.
August 6, 2015
Theron is rock solid as a survivor searching for a way to remove the armour she's built around herself.
August 6, 2015
Existential questions aside, the surface-level generic pleasures of "Dark Places" and the stellar cast are entertaining enough, even if it doesn't quite stick the landing.
August 5, 2015
"Dark Places" ends up testing patience, but the first two acts are triumphantly foreboding, finding a proper balance of depression and escalating curiosity.
August 5, 2015
It may be little more than a convoluted -- and fairly unpleasant -- mystery thriller, but it's largely effective and holds the interest.
July 2, 2015
There is some satisfaction in seeing how the truth comes to light. And learning that, sometimes, the darkest places are of our own imagining.
June 5, 2015
The movie delivers and manages to keep us entertained [full review in Spanish]
June 4, 2015
The direction is key in this film. Mystery shows itself little by little and guides you step by step. This simple decision creates a trust-fear relationship between the characters and the audience. [full review in Spanish]
June 4, 2015
French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner does a valued job making the long and morbid novel into a 2 hour movie while staying true to the book. [full review in Spanish]
April 7, 2015
It keeps the guessing game going long enough to compensate for some otherwise shallow characterizations, while Theron offers up an earnest and downbeat turn that says a lot with little dialogue ...
April 7, 2015
Audiences who like twisty narratives laced with wrenching revelations should be pleased with this satisfyingly downbeat thriller.