Dark Places
Dark Places (2015)

25 years after testifying against her brother as the person responsible for massacring her entire family, a haunted woman (Charlize Theron) is approached by a secret society that specializes in complex, unsolved cases. Nicholas Hoult, Corey… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 7, 2015
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2015
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

That unnerving way Flynn has of taking us to dark, deliciously twisted places has been utterly massacred.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The mystery itself eventually becomes tiresome and shrug-worthy, even as the film breathlessly racks up the revelations.

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Rosie Fletcher
Total Film

Workmanlike, lean and diverting but ultimately lacking in key things a strong sense of place and a true feeling of darkness. Which is a bit of a blow, given the title.

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Miriam Di Nunzio
Chicago Sun-Times

The third offering from Flynn Dark Places does its best to stir a multitude of emotions within us, but in doing so, the film feels contrived and hurried.

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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner marshaled a top-tier cast and commanded them to tromp across Flynn's intelligent bestseller like investigators muddying a crime scene.

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James Marsh
South China Morning Post

Dark Places has suggestions of a moody true-crime drama ... But languid pacing, poor directorial choices and a series of narrative dead ends make watching it a tiresome chore.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

The surface level generic pleasures of Dark Places and the stellar cast are entertaining enough, even if it doesn't quite stick the landing.

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Brian Tallerico

Each flashback or revelatory conversation fills in a few more details of the overheated story without giving us a reason to care about it in the first place.

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Marija Loncarevic

Wishy-washy and all-round characterless, Dark Places is neither as dark nor as daring as its synopsis, title and everything else about it suggests. In fact, it's disappointingly vanilla and a film better left off for a small-screen viewing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
So disappointed. I loved the book, but this felt blah to me. Dark and dull to look at, even the cast looked unattractive, and that's quite an achievement.… More
Gimly M.
Go in with lowered expectations, and you might end up doing alright out of Dark Places. If nothing else, you've got to at the very least admire that cast.
familiar stranger
The movie was fairly engaging. The ending wasn't satisfactory, but I saw it coming and was prepared enough to not be disappointed by it. There aren't… More
Dann Michalski
An intense crime thriller, Dark Places is full of intrigue and suspense. The sole survivor of her family's massacre, Libby Day is ask to look at the case… More
Luke Andrews
Coming off the success of 'Gone Girl', Dark Places is the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2009 novel of the same name and it's all about… More
Stephen Skudlarek
Kind of meh. Haven't read the book so I don't know how it sticks up against that. Not the worst film I've seen but this film ends up being… More