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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Dark City grabs your eyeballs and squeezes. show more

  • 75
    USA Today

    Fascinating, visionary filmmaking. With its amber-tinged palette and its distinctively dystopian view of life, it may be the most unique-looking film we've seen in ages...[but] defies logic and makes frightening and unexpected leaps. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A great visionary achievement, a film so original and exciting, it stirred my imagination like "Metropolis" and "2001: A Space Odyssey." show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Dark City has as stunning a visual texture as that of any movie that I've seen...Visually, this film isn't just impressive, it's a tour de force. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Proyas' movie lacks a truly rich or compelling story -- although the city secret is certainly a rich and compelling idea. All too often, Dark City seems a great production design in search of a movie, an ultimate modern film noir pastiche, in which the images are so strong they overpower the drama. [27 Feb 1998] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story is dark and often violent, but it's told with a remarkable sense of visual energy and imagination. show more

  • 63
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    It's full of visual flash, and can be enjoyed as a giddy ride, but you would waste your time trying to puzzle out the nuances of the story. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    An almost really good movie...risks leaving the viewer feeling like one of the bewildered automatons that move through the plots. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's all about the amazing look, cobbled together from an astonishingly evocative range of sources: "Nosferatu" and "Mad Love," "Brazil" and "Metropolis," a haunted mosaic of bits and pieces of movie memories. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Hurt and Sewell are both quite believable as their respective characters, while Sutherland's performance is lacking in more than a few catagories. show more

  • August 03, 2013 Jjesse285
    Report This User

    This movie has alway been in the back of my mind since I first saw it some years ago,one of Kiefer Sutherland movie that put him in the spotlight.

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