Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 20, 2012
    88
    Someone like Abe could only prevail through the powers of denial and optimistic wishing, and Solondz makes that happen, as the film gradually slips into fantasy.
  2. 90
    You could never call Solondz a humanist, but he achieves something I've never seen elsewhere: compassionate revulsion.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jun 7, 2012
    90
    Mr. Solondz brilliantly - triumphantly - turns this impression on its head, transforming what might have been an exercise in easy satirical cruelty into a tremendously moving argument for the necessity of compassion.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Jun 14, 2012
    90
    Solondz's most waywardly endearing film - his gentlest triumph.
  5. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Jun 7, 2012
    85
    While skipping the more shocking turns of something like "Happiness," Dark Horse does feel like a return to the fearless darkness of those earlier films, a tale of a loser who's fully drawn but never allowed to be lovable.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 7, 2012
    8
    Certainly more light-hearted than one of my faves Happiness, Dark Horse is an excellent film. The lead actor is terrific, Selma Blair is great (as usual), but Donna Murphy absolutely steals the show. Full Review »
  2. Jul 27, 2012
    7
    A KVIFF screening, my second Todd Solondz