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Out in the Dark Reviews

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Rex Reed
New York Observer
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
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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.
| 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.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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
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Silvija Ozols
Time Out
September 24, 2013
About 45 minutes in, the film's uneasy détente between subtlety and movie machinery fails outright ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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 ...
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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.