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Out in the Dark Reviews

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December 26, 2013
I enjoyed this one quite a bit it was the ending that struck me as the most impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 15, 2013
A brilliant exploration of the challenges facing homosexuals in other parts of the developed world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 11, 2013
Intense intimate look beyond tragic premise of Romeo & Romeo across Israel/Palestine wall. . . Suspense thrillingly builds to options the lovers have [for] romantic optimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 2, 2013
It's one of the most powerful films about the Arab-Israeli conflict that has ever been attempted on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2013
"Out in the Dark" isn't a political film by any stretch, but the intrigue and prejudices of the Arab-Israeli conflict certainly fuel the romance and thrills of this entertaining, taut movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2013
The best gay-themed films I've yet seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 26, 2013
Even though the plot defies credibility at several points, "Out in the Dark" is gripping, and Nimr's tearful exile from his family breaks your heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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September 26, 2013
Tel Aviv and the West Bank may be worlds apart in terms of culture, politics and religion, but Mayer cleverly merges them into a single claustrophobic continuum of paranoia, violence and corruption that corrodes everything it touches.
September 26, 2013
Ratchets up the tension on its appealing lead characters in believable, heartfelt ways while spinning out an edgy tale fueled by do-or-die sociopolitical intrigue. It's unique, powerful stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 24, 2013
The movie is involving, the romance affecting, the sex sound, and the catch-as-catch-can handheld camerawork smartly appropriate for the scenario ...
August 19, 2013
Though it's rather clumsily scripted, formulaic in structure and sometimes contrived, Out In The Dark is strengthened by its subtext and elevated by tender, affecting performances from the leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 7, 2013
A tender gay romance conducted across the Gaza Strip that flips into thriller territory halfway through, to unsettling effect.
July 4, 2013
[Conveys] a palpable mood of claustrophobia, which gives the desire of the characters to escape abroad a convincing emotional resonance
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2013
By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, Out In The Dark is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2013
An intimate and immersive drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2013
A sometimes over-simplified but often affecting look at forbidden love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2013
The love between a well-heeled gay Israeli lawyer and a struggling Palestinian student serves to examine harsh realities in both communities in Michael Mayer's textured drama.
October 13, 2012
Sociologically, the film is fascinating; dramatically, it is a borderline disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 27, 2013
By the end, Nimr and Roy have become heavy-handed symbols for the ongoing clash of ideologies in the Middle East. "Out in the Dark" fared better when it treated them as people.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 25, 2013
Instead of looking for depth or verisimilar romance, director Michael Mayer turns his characters into mere cogs in a pseudo-suspenseful thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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