Out in the Dark
Out in the Dark (2013)

Nimer (Jacob), an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy (Aloni), an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's one of the most powerful films about the Arab-Israeli conflict that has ever been attempted on the screen.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Even though the plot defies credibility at several points, "Out in the Dark" is gripping, and Nimr's tearful exile from his family breaks your heart.

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Glenn Dunks
Glenn Dunks

I enjoyed this one quite a bit it was the ending that struck me as the most impressive.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

"Out in the Dark" isn't a political film by any stretch, but the intrigue and prejudices of the Arab-Israeli conflict certainly fuel the romance and thrills of this entertaining, taut movie.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

Tel Aviv and the West Bank may be worlds apart in terms of culture, politics and religion, but Mayer cleverly merges them into a single claustrophobic continuum of paranoia, violence and corruption that corrodes everything it touches.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A brilliant exploration of the challenges facing homosexuals in other parts of the developed world.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

By the end, Nimr and Roy have become heavy-handed symbols for the ongoing clash of ideologies in the Middle East. "Out in the Dark" fared better when it treated them as people.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Ratchets up the tension on its appealing lead characters in believable, heartfelt ways while spinning out an edgy tale fueled by do-or-die sociopolitical intrigue. It's unique, powerful stuff.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Intense intimate look beyond tragic premise of Romeo & Romeo across Israel/Palestine wall. . . Suspense thrillingly builds to options the lovers have [for] romantic optimism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
From a thematic standpoint this is an always interesting film, but as a narrative it is heavy-handed and ridden with clichés and tacky dialogue - and its… More
DA Zapata
Out in the Dark is easily the most politically important film on my list, and it is with good reason. This Israeli romance film depicts the cultural boundaries… More