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Hold the Dark (2018)

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Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core (JEFFREY WRIGHT) journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the pleading of Medora Slone (RILEY KEOUGH), a young mother whose son was killed by a pack of wolves. As Core attempts to help Medora track down the wolves who took her son, a strange and dangerous relationship develops between the two lonely souls. But when Medora's husband Vernon (ALEXANDER SKARSGARD) returns home from the Iraq War, the news of his child's death ignites a violent chain of events. As local cop, Donald Marium (JAMES BADGE DALE), races to stop Vernon's vengeful rampage, Core is forced on a perilous odyssey into the heart of darkness.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

A brutal slog of a film, admirable in its fearlessness in terms of dark subject matter, but the brutality doesn't feel worth it in the end.

September 13, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Hold the Dark evades the payoff of easy explanations, but the filmmaker crafts such an immersive blend of shocking, violent developments and lyrical imagery that the specifics rarely matter.

September 13, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A strangely seductive film, and one that understands the difference between simple plot resolution and catharsis, leading us on a journey into Alaska's frigid heart of darkness that poses more questions than it answers.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Pitch-black to a fault.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Difficult to watch and only occasionally impressive.

September 17, 2018 | Full Review…

B-movie heaven

September 16, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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