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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Isn't as strong a film as it could have been: Only teasing slices of these people's lives are offered. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Remarkable first film. show more

  • 100
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Black and white has never looked more stark. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Portrait of men and a few women who stubbornly try to maintain some dignity in the face of personal disaster. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    The documentary enables its viewers to confront poverty on a human level by presenting its subjects, for the most part, like anyone else, living lives, despite their socioeconomic difference, relatable to our own. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Fascinating, beautifully photographed portrait of a vanished community. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Engrossing and eye-opening in several respects and even, when you least expect it, humorous. show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    There is something inherently dishonest about Dark Days. show more

  • 100
    Tom Huddleston Time Out London

    At once an investigation, a polemic and, in its final sequences, a tribute to human endurance. A remarkable film. show more

  • 80
    Total Film

    The ending stumbles, but not enough to tarnish this study of life lived under society’s radar. show more

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