Overall Rank: 628
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 283
Theatrical Release Date: 02/27/1998
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/29/2008
Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alex Proyas
Actors: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson
Plot: The city is not what it seems. Has anyone seen daylight? How do you get to Mertle beach? Does anyone have the answers?
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SIngli6 - wrote on 01/17/2022
Great script, terrible casting of everyone except the Strangers. Whatever you do, don't watch the theatrical. The editing is so much worse and they spoil the whole film in the first five minutes.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/02/2019
An underrated supernatural thriller with a noir touch, "Dark City" plays with your mind as much as the bizarre Strangers play with the characters' memories, as well as the world around them.
Moviehead - wrote on 04/01/2012
One of most interesting sf and mystery film ever
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/19/2012
Dark City has the dubious honour of being known as "the film that's not as good as The Matrix." Released a year earlier and featuring some very similar ideas, it is the story of an amnesiac, stalked by mysterious black clad strangers who can alter reality through a city that's shrouded in perpetual darkness. In fact the whole concept of the hero with no memory, hunting for clues through darkened streets reminded me a lot more of a videogame plot, and to be honest, it felt as underdeveloped and episodic as one too. The performances did not help either; Rufus Sewell's hero is about as memorable and charismatic as a dead TV channel, Jennifer Connelly acts like a prom queen in a high school play and Kiefer Sutherland (at his least bankable, when everyone was sick of the bratpack and the 24 …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/09/2011
John Murdoch (Sewell) is being hunted by the Strangers. Dr. Daniel Schreber (Sutherland) was able to explain the reasons behind the city, Strangers and the reason for people to forget their memories. Emma (Connelly) is baffled about his husband’s reactions. Inspector Frank Bumstead (William Hurt) aids John to solve the mystery of the murders and forgetfulness of human’s. Anna invites John in the end to go to Shell Beach. The acting and soundtrack was decent, the thing that stood out was the screenplay and visual effects. Pace of the story was way better than Blade Runner. Some memorable dialogue: John Murdoch – “..everything you remember, and everything I’m supposed to remember never really happened. Someone just wants us to think it did.” Dr. Daniel Schreber – …
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