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Release Date: August 7th, 2015

DVD Release Date: October 6th, 2015

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
A woman (Charlize Theron) confronts traumatic, childhood memories of the murder of her mother and two sisters when she investigates the possibility that her brother (Corey Stoll) is innocent of the crime.

Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tye Sheridan, Sterling Jerins, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks, Drea de Matteo

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Distributors: A24

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  • Dark Places does its best to stir a multitude of emotions within us, but in doing so, the film feels contrived and hurried. show more

  • This plot-heavy suspense flick loses some of the book’s originality in translation while failing to channel its sense of Midwestern malaise. But it keeps the guessing game going long enough to compensate for some otherwise shallow characterizations, while Theron offers up an earnest and downbeat turn that says a lot with little dialogue show more

  • Slouching Theron is absolutely convincing as a self-loathing haunted soul with zero ambition. As the town’s “rich slut,” Chloe Grace Moretz gives yet another pitch-perfect performance. Both actresses elevate the material, making a somewhat far-fetched story both believable and enjoyable. show more

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