Dark City

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. 20
    One reason this production-design vehicle is so incredibly boring is that the characters keep having to explain the plot to one another.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 147 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jan 14, 2012
    10
    great sc-fi film, really interesting. the plot isnt too complex, and they tell you wants happening. the acting is good, although i didnt likegreat sc-fi film, really interesting. the plot isnt too complex, and they tell you wants happening. the acting is good, although i didnt like Kiefer Sutherland character at first but he grew on me. (spoiler ahead) [[a nice twist, that i wasnt expecting.]] i highly recommend it, can think of anything wrong with. Full Review »
  2. Jan 9, 2014
    8
    Though Dark City starts off terribly with poor acting and a disorienting pace, the movie improves vastly as it goes along, and eventuallyThough Dark City starts off terribly with poor acting and a disorienting pace, the movie improves vastly as it goes along, and eventually becomes a deep, engrossing film (with amazing acting) that was entertaining and thought-provoking. However, do not think this means the film spares any expense to deliver thrilling action and graphics that, despite looking terrible now, were amazing at the time of release and do not throw off the movie even now. Overall, I recommend it to science fiction fans, particularly those who loved the themes and cinematic elements of The Matrix Trilogy, as this movie is very similar in both (though slightly poorer with the graphics since it was released before The Matrix). Full Review »
  3. Aug 30, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. It isn't one of those science fiction movies that can be overlooked. It has better effects than The Matrix yet no one gives it the same credit. The movie is extremely fast paced and gives you almost no chances to breathe. The plot can be very confusing but it is very well done. I find it one of the best. Full Review »