Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: February 10, 2012
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Generally favorable reviews based on 22 Ratings
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EpicLadySpongeMar 6, 2016
I remark this to be something else... but In Darkness though. It isn't the best movie I've ever seen of this decade but it sure can take a stay with the great movies up there.
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LynMay 26, 2013
Hmmm, I don't recall Anne Frank's group engaging in so much frantic sex while they were in hiding. But with so many angles of the Holocaust horrors having been covered in so many other dramas, I found this one different and gripping. The leadHmmm, I don't recall Anne Frank's group engaging in so much frantic sex while they were in hiding. But with so many angles of the Holocaust horrors having been covered in so many other dramas, I found this one different and gripping. The lead actor's extraordinarily expressive face fills us in on his emotional and moral journey; he starts out self-serving and mercenary, but becomes invested in the desperate people who depend on him. If you are interested in this period of history, "In Darkness" will be a worthwhile addition to what you know about it. Expand
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TheDRauchDec 12, 2012
While certainly not the only film to touch base on the horrors of the holocaust,
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DTDunnNov 17, 2012
It is the hallmark of a good quality foreign film that reach a point where you overlook that fact that you are reading the dialog. This is that sort of film. The story is compelling and the pacing is excellent. Well worth your time.
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NJWolfgangJun 29, 2012
There is a certain poignancy to this film but that lays within the story and nothing else. There's little connection between the viewer and the story unfolding. There is little connection between the watcher and the characters. It misses.There is a certain poignancy to this film but that lays within the story and nothing else. There's little connection between the viewer and the story unfolding. There is little connection between the watcher and the characters. It misses. The empathy is there but there's no connection. Expand
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jeremypApr 22, 2012
A taut thriller about a true story of a dozen jews hiding out in a sewage system under Warsaw in 1944-45. Their savior is a Catholic Pole who starts off as your usual anti semitic Polish peasant type yet develops, against his own fear andA taut thriller about a true story of a dozen jews hiding out in a sewage system under Warsaw in 1944-45. Their savior is a Catholic Pole who starts off as your usual anti semitic Polish peasant type yet develops, against his own fear and biases, into a true hero, warts and all. His motivation starts off as greed (they pay him in cash and jewelry) but grows from that to humanitarian concern, in part due to his more liberal wife. The characters are well developed and show an honest diversity of humans all dealing with imprisonment, terror, and starvation. A well crafted movie that tells itself without undue drama or pity. I'm not sure how well it will play out in Poland, a country well known for it's depravity and soullessness to it's own Jewish citizens. Expand
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CitizenCharlieMar 10, 2012
In Darkness is aptly titled. This film is incredibly dark, both in a lighting sense and its subject matter. Based on the book, In the Sewers of Lvov: a Heroic Story of Survival from the Holocaust, In Darkness joins a long line of filmsIn Darkness is aptly titled. This film is incredibly dark, both in a lighting sense and its subject matter. Based on the book, In the Sewers of Lvov: a Heroic Story of Survival from the Holocaust, In Darkness joins a long line of films which document Jewish ghettos during World War II. The story follows an individual group of Jews who evade the Nazis once the ghetto massacre begins. The group dug a hole from one of their small apartments which leads down into the murky mess of the Lvov, Poland sewers. The resident lord of the sewers is Lvovâ Expand
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