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  • Summary: When Taryn (Deragh Campbell), a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But they are trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby (Hannah Gross), just home from herWhen Taryn (Deragh Campbell), a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But they are trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby (Hannah Gross), just home from her first year of college. [Strand Releasing] Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Oct 2, 2013
    91
    Drenched in the evening glow of its urban and suburban backdrops, Darker comes alive in the dark, when its characters are drowning their sorrows in song, the sauce, or conversation.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    Oct 17, 2013
    88
    This sounds like it could be austere and schematic, but the affecting, authentic performances from the first-time actors make these characters thoroughly authentic.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    It's a story of contained chaos, quietly observed — one that catches fire more in retrospect than in the viewing.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 1, 2013
    70
    The film exhibits a contemplative quiet and attentiveness to detail that enhances its issues of regret, bitterness, and confusion, many of which are rooted in thorny parent-child relations.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 3, 2013
    70
    Mr. Porterfield might sometimes be too subtle for his own good, but by taking us on a low-key ramble through the ever-shifting feelings of a fractured family, he has woven a dreamy, detached chronicle of dissolution and renewal.
  6. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Oct 1, 2013
    60
    There’s still enough of merit here (particularly a movingly low-key finale that strikes just the right note of reconciliation and regret) to suggest that Porterfield has the chops to eventually hone his talents to a fine point.
  7. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Oct 2, 2013
    50
    Where before, Porterfield seemed to be recording life as it’s lived, here, he’s mostly recording plot. The difference is glaring.

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