Hold the Dark

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Hold the Dark's unsettling aesthetic offers more of what filmgoers expect from director Jeremy Saulnier - and is often enough to prop up shaky narrative underpinnings.

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Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for the wolves that killed three children, a wolf expert soon finds himself unraveling a harrowing mystery.

Cast & Crew

Jeffrey Wright
Russell Core
Alexander Skarsgård
Vernon Sloane
James Badge Dale
Donald Marium
Riley Keough
Medora Slone
Beckam Crawford
Bailey
Macon Blair
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Ben Browning
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Luc Etienne
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Uwe Feuersenger
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Vincent Savino
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Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
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Critic Reviews for Hold the Dark

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (59) | Rotten (24)

  • A grim, unsettling and ultimately forgettable Netflix horror flick that has a surprisingly high daytime body count for something that takes place mostly in the dark night of the Alaskan winter.

    October 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The film never coheres outside of those flashes, ultimately delivering a disappointing, confusing, but undeniably fascinating experience.

    September 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It makes for intriguing and often gripping viewing, but delivers a more confounding experience than is necessary.

    September 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [Hold the Dark] strives to depict, with unflinching sincerity, the imbalance and upset in the natural order that arises from the murder of innocents. It's harrowing, but strangely beautiful too.

    September 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • A bold, mesmerizing and journey into a land of shadows and mystery that will leave a deep and unnerving impression.

    September 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Its determined ambition and atmospheric skill keeps Saulnier firmly in the category of directors to watch.

    September 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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