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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mishmash of iconography lifted from better movies."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"[A] stylish hybrid of futuristic thriller and film noir."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"A visionary slice of visceral experience."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Proyas assembles his inspirations into a unique amalgam with the power of myth to tap the fears and desires of our collective unconscious. [Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"In the annals of noir Sci-Fi, by any measure, this is a Classic of cinematic invention."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Dark City trades in such weighty themes as memory, thought control, human will and the altering of reality, but is engaging mostly in the degree to which it creates and sustains a visually startling alternate universe."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Proyas floods the screen with cinematic and literary references ranging from Murnau and Lang to Kafka and Orwell, creating a unique yet utterly convincing world."
‑ Andrea C. Basora, Newsweek
"Writer/Director Alex Proyas needs to stop it with the writing and concentrate on making the pretty. He needs to find a good script and just direct it."
‑ Jon Popick, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"mixes visual marvels with B-movie archetypes"
‑ Jesse Hassenger, Filmcritic.com
"...the movie is mostly style, but it's a style so engrossing, it more than makes up for any lack of substance."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"City ultimately plays like one of those art-deco dystopian CD-ROM adventures of recent years."
‑ Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly
"If you don't fall in love with it, you've probably never fallen in love with a movie, and never will."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"The experience of Dark City is one that no film lover should miss... seen now as it was intended after 10 long years of wandering in the shadows."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Was "The Matrix" before "The Matrix" was ever in the pop culture lexicon..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It does not take long to realize that there is a lot less here than meets the eye."
‑ , Film4
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