Super Dark Times
Super Dark Times (2017)

A harrowing but meticulously observed look at teenage lives in the era prior to the Columbine High School massacre, SUPER DARK TIMES marks the feature debut of gifted director Kevin Phillips, whose critically acclaimed 2015 short film… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 29, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2017
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter

Strikingly shot, edited and scored, with convincing and vivid performances from a youthful cast, the picture loses its footing in the final stretch but should still take high rank among U.S. debuts of its ilk this year.

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Michael Gingold
Birth.Movies.Death.

The kids aren't all right in an unsettling independent winner.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Super Dark Times is a dangerous mix of adolescent tensions and a deadly deed that ignites something much more explosive.

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Jay Weissberg
Variety

It's hard not to appreciate the astute ways the script captures the moment when carefree childhood turns into the loss of innocence.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Super Dark Times is a gripping, visceral movie that those of us who grew up in suburbs similar to the one depicted here might experience as deja vu. This is how it feels to finally recognize the off-ness of someone you've always taken for granted.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

An effective, nasty thriller and a rare horror film that provides an emotional investment because the portrait of teenhood is utterly authentic.

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Scott Beggs
Nerdist

Super Dark Times is a worthy, tightly realized thriller of young lives that's better when it's thinking deeply than when it builds with stock blueprints.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

SUPER DARK TIMES can certainly be commended for its scarily accurate portrayal of young white male angst, its solid performances, and deceptive setting but I still have trouble reconciling with what it's ultimately trying to say.

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Jacob Oller
Paste Magazine

Though beautifully shot by Eli Born as '90s ultra-Americana, Super Dark Times never seems sure which way to make us look. Which isn't a good thing.

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