In Darkness Reviews

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March 14, 2012
Largely avoiding the dangers of an episodic narrative the picture grips throughout and isn't as claustrophobic as you might expect, with plenty of drama occurring up top.
March 14, 2012
This is a significant film and a clever one - but not one you will want to watch twice.
March 14, 2012
Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a grimly harrowing, powerfully emotional drama with a terrific central performance from Robert Wieckiewicz.
March 13, 2012
It positively clamours for your attention.
March 12, 2012
The story of "Socha's Jews" is a convincing one, finding a multifaceted cinematic representation from Holland, who's made one of the best films of her unsteady career with this penetrating feature.
March 12, 2012
Even for diehard Holocaust fans the turf is getting to be a bit worn.
March 11, 2012
Unlucky to miss out a Best Foreign Film Oscar, this moving war flick is a nerve-jangling odyssey into the underground world. Recommended.
March 10, 2012
the lengthy sequences in the dark sewers certainly convey the monotonousness of the survivors' ordeal, but they come at the expense of narrative flow, weighing down the film in ways that are not necessarily productive.
March 8, 2012
Based on the true story of Leopold Socha, a Catholic Polish sewer worker who hid a group of Jews over a period of 14 months in the underground tunnels of Lvov.
March 8, 2012
Holland spares her audience nothing in rendering this hellish existence. And that decision, while offering little comfort, makes for a laudable achievement.
March 8, 2012
Working with the superb cinematographer Jolanta Dylewska, Holland draws on the restricted light and vertiginous space to achieve immersive, tactile imagery that is appalling and unforgettable.
March 8, 2012
It's a tough one, but it's worth it.
March 8, 2012
More than half of In Darkness takes place underground, shrouded in rank, oppressive shadows. But the movie also glows bright with life and hope.
March 5, 2012
Stands apart from other attempts to film unfilmable events by painting a pitch-black portrait of its heroes as well as its villains.
March 4, 2012
On the surface, In Darkness hits all the standard notes of Holocaust cinema...What sets it apart, though, is that subtle but unmistakeable undercurrent of anger, the sense that Holland is frustrated by the hate we all have inside of us.
March 4, 2012
Set in 1943, Agnieszka Holland's In Darkness, Poland's Oscar nominated film, is a powerful WWII-Holocaust saga inspired by a true story.
March 2, 2012
Quite good, despite a nearly parodic fixation on being the most securely middlebrow art film possible.
March 2, 2012
Compelling film, filled with human pathos.
March 2, 2012
The chiseled Furmann gives Mundek a savvy, even moral, brawn. As Paulina, Maria Schrader makes an argument for gentle yet pragmatic maternalism.
March 2, 2012
An epic, and no less of one for taking place largely in the claustrophobic confines of a Polish sewer system.
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