Dark Places
Dark Places (2015)

25 years after testifying against her brother as the person responsible for massacring her entire family, a haunted woman (Charlize Theron) is approached by a secret society that specializes in complex, unsolved cases. Nicholas Hoult, Corey… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 7, 2015
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2015
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

That unnerving way Flynn has of taking us to dark, deliciously twisted places has been utterly massacred.

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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner marshaled a top-tier cast and commanded them to tromp across Flynn's intelligent bestseller like investigators muddying a crime scene.

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James Marsh
South China Morning Post

Dark Places has suggestions of a moody true-crime drama ... But languid pacing, poor directorial choices and a series of narrative dead ends make watching it a tiresome chore.

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Miriam Di Nunzio
Chicago Sun-Times

The third offering from Flynn Dark Places does its best to stir a multitude of emotions within us, but in doing so, the film feels contrived and hurried.

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Stacey May Fowles
Globe and Mail

While there is still some flicking at the book's more human themes of best-intentioned familial deceit, forgiveness and healing, they're all but blotted out by Gilles Paquet-Brenner's slapdash direction.

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Marija Loncarevic

Wishy-washy and all-round characterless, Dark Places is neither as dark nor as daring as its synopsis, title and everything else about it suggests. In fact, it's disappointingly vanilla and a film better left off for a small-screen viewing.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The mystery itself eventually becomes tiresome and shrug-worthy, even as the film breathlessly racks up the revelations.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

The mystery unspools slowly, with so many different twists and turns it's impossible to figure it out ahead of time. That's fine. By the time you get there, however, you probably won't care anymore.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Based on another page-turner by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, mystery thriller Dark Places can't match its predecessor for throat-grabbing suspense.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
So disappointed. I loved the book, but this felt blah to me. Dark and dull to look at, even the cast looked unattractive, and that's quite an achievement.… More
Philip Price
What a difference an interpretation can make. One has to wonder if, after having seen both Gone Girl and Dark Places, which might have been the bigger success… More
familiar stranger
The movie was fairly engaging. The ending wasn't satisfactory, but I saw it coming and was prepared enough to not be disappointed by it. There aren't… More
Ian Walker
Faithful to the book where it counts. Gripping and dramatic with lots of suspense and a nice twist. This will keep you watching until the end which you never… More
Dann Michalski
An intense crime thriller, Dark Places is full of intrigue and suspense. The sole survivor of her family's massacre, Libby Day is ask to look at the case… More