Dark Streets
Dark Streets (2008)

A na´ve playboy investigating the suspicious death of his wealthy father finds his charmed life as owner of the hottest nightclub in town suddenly spiraling into disaster in this shadowy film noir fever dream from director Rachel Samuels.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 30, 2009
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dark Streets is a film noir musical that's too gimmicky for its own good.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

An unwieldy combination of film noir and film musical, Dark Streets doesn't manage to be effective on either level.

Christopher Borrelli
Chicago Tribune

Dark Streets lost me early, real early, like still-adjusting-my-eyes-in-a-dark-theater early: Welcome to the blues, growls the entertainer with the mohawk and the full-length ringmaster gown.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

A flimsy blues-oriented Moulin Rouge with a touch of Chinatown-style public corruption thrown in.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Dark Streets has atmosphere coming out its ears, but not much going on between them.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Rachel Samuels' thin, affected jazz-age noir Dark Streets is worse than most, grafting an indifferent series of twists and double-crosses onto a blues-nightclub backdrop that overwhelms the foreground.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Looks great and sound great, but it doesn't have enough heart and soul and, ultimately, seems too artsy-fartsy while leaving feeling cold.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

I love musicals, but I'd be hard-pressed to recommend this curiosity.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

So obsessed with mimicry it's practically a tribute band of a movie.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

There's nothing worse than a soft-boiled noir. Dashiell Hammett this is not.

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Flixster Audience Score: 15% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
I got through the first 15 minutes and I commend you if you were able to watch past that...