After the Dark
After the Dark (2014)

AFTER THE DARK is set at an international school in Jakarta, where a philosophy teacher (D'Arcy) challenges his class of twenty students to a final thought experiment. Faced with an impending nuclear apocalypse, they must determine… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 7, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2014
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Both smugly clever and at times distastefully clueless.

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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice

A shaggy dog story but an intriguing and frequently beautiful one.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A thrilling combination of drama, near-science-fiction, suspense, coming-of-age agita, and intellectual exploration of ideas. Pity it derails itself.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

An unusually creative and ambitious film of ideas that offers so much more than its forgettable title and sensationalized publicity may imply.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A heavy-handed and manipulative work of philosophical fiction featuring strong performances, but a troubled narrative.

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Louis Proyect

A thought experiment about who gets picked to survive a nuclear Armageddon. Intelligent dialog about utilitarian ethical choices.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This ambitious teen-oriented fantasy is like taking a university philosophy course in The Twilight Zone.

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Nikola Grozdanovic
The Playlist

Philosophical thriller After The Dark collapses under a nifty concept.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Movies that privilege ideas over action are rare enough that it's hard not to wish them well, and After the Dark gets off to a good start...But its surprise ending isn't quite as surprising as it ought to be

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Intriguing and artsy -- a group of students imagines various scenarios of global disasters and selecting what people would survive. A thought-provoking inquiry… More
Wildaly M
I liked the premise which is what initially drove me to watch the film. With all it's arguments concerning fairness and ethics, I was ultimately left… More
Kevin M. Williams
A philosophy class of British students in Jakarta ponders a thought experiment: its the end of the world: who stays, who goes, who survives. It makes for an… More
Film Crazy
Thought provoking movie, interestly and unique!
Edward Boxler
This could have been a great film if the story didn't derail itself in the final scenes. For the most part though, this is a smart existential science… More
Panta Oz
My copy of the movie After The Dark had a title The Philosophers and I was a little bit confused at the beginning if they gave me the right movie. This science… More