Dark Tourist
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A psychological-thriller in the haunting tradition of films like Taxi Driver and Monster, Dark Tourist takes us into the chilling labyrinth of a man's dark hobby and his even darker mind. Jim Tahana (Michael Cudlitz) doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the searing, unexplained void within him. Jim obsesses over the hobby that has been part of his DNA since he was a young boy: dark tourism - the act of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Michael Cudlitz's first leading role is the sole selling point of this repellent character study."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Variety
"Griffith can break your heart as a good woman staggering under the weight of life, especially after her character places her last bit of faith in a dangerously damaged man."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"a deadly serious psychodrama with the emphasis on (finely acted) character, where even the odd transgressive twist serves and illuminates the story's integrity rather than just adding another cheap thrill."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"Griffith's vulnerable performance is a standout. But the film's final third seems needlessly graphic."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
""Dark Tourist" gets bogged down in insufferably slow-moving scenes - interestingly, when Jim is interacting with others, despite consummate performances from Cudlitz and Griffith."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times
"Degenerate, depraved psycho-sexual drama revolving around a pathetic thrill-seeker who travels with intent to visit places of tragedy or disaster."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
""Dark Tourist" takes an effectively unpleasant trip down the lost highway of a morbid mind before its bad choices start catching up with it."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Disappointingly resorts to a reductive dissection of its protagonist in the third reel, but The Grief Tourist benefits from Michael Cudlitz's suitably creepy performance, and is an atmospheric, suspenseful ride."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
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