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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The suspenseful love story 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. show more

  • 80
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    In Mayer’s assured hands, a drama that could easily have become schematic instead pulses with urgency, longing and raw feeling, morphing smoothly in its final third into a lean thriller. show more

  • 75
    Ella Taylor NPR

    There's heroism and an escape of sorts in Out in the Dark — but in Mayer's despairing vision, there are no winners. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    It’s one of the most powerful films about the Arab-Israeli conflict that has ever been attempted on the screen. show more

  • 50
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    Instead of looking for depth or verisimilar romance, director Michael Mayer turns his characters into mere cogs in a pseudo-suspenseful thriller. show more

  • 80
    Total Film

    By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, Out In The Dark is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    A sometimes over-simplified but often affecting look at forbidden love. show more

  • 60
    Henry Barnes The Guardian

    There's romance and tragedy, but little depth and no nuance. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    About 45 minutes in, the film’s uneasy détente between subtlety and movie machinery fails outright, as heretofore shown-not-told themes are spelled out — “You forget where you live!” yell family members on both sides — and the paramours try to outrun violence and structural contrivance. show more

  • 90
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    It's unique, powerful stuff. show more

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