Out in the Dark


Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Sep 26, 2013
    It's unique, powerful stuff.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Sep 24, 2013
    The movie is involving, the romance affecting, the sex sound, and the catch-as-catch-can handheld camerawork smartly appropriate for the scenario.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Sep 8, 2013
    In Mayer’s assured hands, a drama that could easily have become schematic instead pulses with urgency, longing and raw feeling, morphing smoothly in its final third into a lean thriller.
  4. Reviewed by: Josh Winning
    Sep 8, 2013
    By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, Out In The Dark is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama.
  5. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 1, 2013
    It’s one of the most powerful films about the Arab-Israeli conflict that has ever been attempted on the screen.
  6. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Sep 27, 2013
    There's heroism and an escape of sorts in Out in the Dark — but in Mayer's despairing vision, there are no winners.
  7. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Sep 26, 2013
    The suspenseful love story Out in the Dark isn't a political film by any stretch, but the intrigue and prejudices of the Arab-Israeli conflict certainly fuel the romance and thrills of this entertaining, taut movie.
  8. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 26, 2013
    Even though the plot defies credibility at several points, Out in the Dark is gripping.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 2, 2014
    A formidably engaging queer output from Israel, my second entry into this particular scenario after Haim Tabakman’s EYES WIDE OPEN (2009,A formidably engaging queer output from Israel, my second entry into this particular scenario after Haim Tabakman’s EYES WIDE OPEN (2009, 6/10). OUT IN THE DARK is director Michael Mayer’s debut feature, and he co-writes the script of an arresting drama wrestles with coming-out, domestic conflict, political witch-hunt, social discrimination against homosexuality with appalling atrocity. It touches on many thorny and grim issues of the facts-of-life in the middle east (perceptively chooses Palestine and Israel, the two adjacent foes, for their utter incompatibility in politics and religions, whereas love can conquer these all), tellingly and touchingly eulogises an ode to the true love’s indestructible strength albeit a gloomy future is probably anticipating for the star-crossed lovers Nimr (Jacob), a Palestinian student and Roy (Aloni), a young lawyer from Israel.

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  2. Dec 4, 2013
    Yes a different romance, but is just love, there aren't amazing moments in this film, maybe isn't the perfect gay movie but is a good one............