Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Jan 20, 2014
    60
    Complemented by its black-and-white photography and a moody DJ Shadow score, this is a gritty yet often tender look at society's margins.
  2. 60
    Arresting, visually accomplished documentary.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    Intimate and engrossing.
  4. More noteworthy for its intentions than its execution.
  5. Reviewed by: David D'Arcy
    50
    Given the enormous praise, the film falls short.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 20, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I caught this on tv this week and thought it was really good, on the whole. There were a couple of characters that I wanted to slap (the guy with the portable tv and tommy who needed to get some ambition). It felt a little like Extreme Makeover Subway Edition and I wonder how they are getting on paying bills in their apartments after they were torn from Thursday homes!!! Full Review »
  2. AlexK.
    Oct 5, 2001
    10
    An amazing movie. The incredible and artistic cinematography aside, Dark Days accomplishes something so fundamental that most new An amazing movie. The incredible and artistic cinematography aside, Dark Days accomplishes something so fundamental that most new documentaries seem to have forgotten: A story. We follow the lives of characters who we get to know and understand, and the movie follows a linear storyline that actually makes us interested in what's happening next, instead of the usual "seen five minutes seen it all" syndrome. Even accomplished filmmakers (ie, the Hughes Brothers and their neatly structured "American Pimp") cannot create the disturbing magic that Singer did. Full Review »