In Darkness Reviews

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March 1, 2012
A story of reluctant heroism that's remarkable for its nuance, complexity and power.
March 1, 2012
When it's over, you'll be relieved to come up for air. You'll also be glad you took the plunge down under.
March 1, 2012
The film looks fine, is structured intelligently, measures out the horror in pragmatic amounts. In the end, though, it's that professionalism that gets in the way.
March 1, 2012
Holland, shooting in confined spaces with little light, elicits taut performances from a strong cast.
March 1, 2012
A grueling but rewarding story of survival.
February 29, 2012
...an important contribution to the cinematic library on the Shoah.
February 26, 2012
Honesty is the movie's greatest strength.
February 25, 2012
A nail biting triumph from the lethal streets of Nazi occupied Lvov through the sub-human underground of the city and back into the world of the living.
February 24, 2012
Perhaps the most startling aspect of the film comes at the end, when the real facts of Socha's group of Jews are revealed.
February 23, 2012
One might think that years and years of seeing Holocaust movies would create an immunity, a point at which you can feel no more. But in fact, it works the other way.
February 23, 2012
Wieckiewicz is outstanding, his open face expressing a full range of emotions, often within the same scene, sometimes within the same conversation. Is he a good man? Or is he a greedy man moved to do good things?
February 23, 2012
What sounds like standard glossy fare is handled with cold candour.
February 17, 2012
it's hopeful heart is in the right place.
February 17, 2012
Robert Wieckiewicz is good as the conflicted protagonist, but the most valuable player here is cinematographer Jolanta Dylewska, who turns in handsome work even though most of the action transpires in inky blackness.
February 17, 2012
Holland and her screenwriter David Shamoon understand that suffering isn't necessarily ennobling and that sometimes goodness emanates from the unlikeliest sources.
February 17, 2012
The setting - a rat-infested sewer lit by flashlights and candles - and the memorable central performance from Robert Wieckiewicz etch themselves on the imagination.
February 16, 2012
Troubling and powerful.
February 16, 2012
Yet another movie in which Jews escape death in the Holocaust through the actions of a gentile with a conscience.
February 16, 2012
In Darkness presents a credible scenario about the effects of desperate times upon the human psyche, and it also shows how base human instinct can nevertheless be elevated.
February 14, 2012
A powerful piece of work. Not hard to see why it's up for the best foreign film Oscar.
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