Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 26, 2013
    70
    Even though the plot defies credibility at several points, Out in the Dark is gripping.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Sep 27, 2013
    75
    There's heroism and an escape of sorts in Out in the Dark — but in Mayer's despairing vision, there are no winners.
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 1, 2013
    75
    It’s one of the most powerful films about the Arab-Israeli conflict that has ever been attempted on the screen.
  4. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Sep 8, 2013
    80
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Sep 26, 2013
    90
    It's unique, powerful stuff.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Sep 24, 2013
    80
    The movie is involving, the romance affecting, the sex sound, and the catch-as-catch-can handheld camerawork smartly appropriate for the scenario.
  7. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Sep 8, 2013
    60
    A sometimes over-simplified but often affecting look at forbidden love.
  8. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Sep 25, 2013
    50
    Instead of looking for depth or verisimilar romance, director Michael Mayer turns his characters into mere cogs in a pseudo-suspenseful thriller.
  9. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Sep 8, 2013
    60
    There's romance and tragedy, but little depth and no nuance.
  10. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Sep 26, 2013
    75
    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.
  11. Reviewed by: Silvija Ozols
    Sep 24, 2013
    40
    About 45 minutes in, the film’s uneasy détente between subtlety and movie machinery fails outright, as heretofore shown-not-told themes are spelled out — “You forget where you live!” yell family members on both sides — and the paramours try to outrun violence and structural contrivance.
  12. Reviewed by: Josh Winning
    Sep 8, 2013
    80
    By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, Out In The Dark is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 4, 2013
    6
    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............