Dark City


This film is based on a recurring nightmare which the director had when a child. A man wakes up in a cold bath, with amnesia and a dead woman in the room next door. He soon finds out that nothing is what it seems, and things change and move around when you least expect it. He discovers that a race of powerful aliens are responsible. While trying to solve the mystery, he has to deal with the cops who want to pin a murder charge on him.
The film has some good special effects, although one reviewer compared it to a music video.

100 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Nudity) .
Mystery, Thriller
I
I'm feeling a little off-colour tonight.

Credits

Cast
Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, William Hurt
Director
Alex Proyas
ScreenplayAlex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer
MusicTrevor Jones
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1998
Produced byMystery Clock, New Line Cinema

Official Site




Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Gary van Dyk
10
The Star
Peter Feldman
16
Die Burger
Cobus van Bosch
15
Rapport
Paul Boekkooi
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Sunday
Alan Swerdlow
14
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
15
Box Office
Lisa Osborne
10
Empire
Adam Smith
10
Film Review
Ian Calcutt
1

What the People say

Internet
971 Netizens
15

Average .. 62%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Nick Soper 16
Bruce Humphrey 17
Warren Radloff 20

Average .. 88%

18

Visitor Comments

Nick Soper: Not normally the kind of movie I'd like, but I did! One of the best ending sequences to a movie I have ever seen.

Bruce Humphrey: An innovative science-fiction movie thats starts off TOTALLY confusing (to put it mildly!) and then becomes more and more lucid (clear) as we live with our main character who slowly but surely finds out the true story behind the illusion. Your head swims with confusion and amazement at the effects and the story. Only for us eccentric SCI-FI enthusiasts! I feel this movie sets a new precedent for imaginative special effects gone wild. Only go and see it if you like crazy stories!

Warren Radloff: R.E.Feist meets Kafka - wonderful.






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