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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. Aug 20, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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!!! Expand
  2. AlexK.
    Oct 5, 2001
    10
    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 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. Collapse
  3. AlexK.
    Oct 5, 2001
    10
    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 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. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Harley
    Jan 21, 2014
    80
    The ending stumbles, but not enough to tarnish this study of life lived under society’s radar.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Huddleston
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    At once an investigation, a polemic and, in its final sequences, a tribute to human endurance. A remarkable film.
  3. 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.