Dark Horse
Dark Horse (2012)

Thirty-something guy with arrested development falls for thirty-something girl with arrested development, but moving out of his junior high school bedroom proves too much. Tragedy ensues. Writer and director Todd Solondz examines the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 8, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Typically misanthropic yet curiously satisfying and incisive, Dark Horse is a movie that preaches to the cynical converted.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It would be unfair and patronizing to say that Solondz needs to grow up, but "Dark Horse" suggests that it's time for the bard of bourgeois hypocrisy to consider moving on.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Solondz will never be much for happy endings, but the film is strangely optimistic and at times borders ever-so-slightly on the whimsical.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Acerbic character study.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Solondz has made a career out of specializing in highly aberrant views of middle-class life.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With champion bloodlines from Walken and Farrow, "Dark Horse" could have been a contender, but it gets so skittish about trodding a familiar path that it pulls up lame.

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J. Hoberman

An exercise in compassionate misanthropy.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

That Gelber can make Abe appealing in any way is a triumph. That Solondz can orchestrate such a feat is an even bigger one.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Los Angeles Times

For once, Solondz seems less interested in scoring points off his characters than in creeping into their shy, sad interior worlds.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A typically ineffective effort from Todd Solondz...

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
"Dark Horse" doesn't have the bite it thinks it does, but it makes its point (quite unsubtly) before ending abruptly. It's flawed, almost to… More
Nicki Marie
I think I need to watch this one again when I am not so tired. I really lost the plot (literally) by the end.
Jim Hunter
A thirty-year-old brat convinces a hapless woman to marry him. Todd Solondz specializes in characters stuck on the edges of society, and there is no Solondz… More
Mark Hobin
It's not easy to get on Todd Solondz's wavelength, but once you do it's a unique ride. The story goes from optimistic to very grim. He draws… More
paul sandberg
From the nice opening sequence where the camera pans slowly from people goofily dancing at a wedding (and why is it that the scene is so depressing???), to the… More
Walter M.
In "Dark Horse," Abe(Jordan Gelber) is a 35-year old man who still lives at home with his parents(Christopher Walken & Mia Farrow). He also works… More