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Remis

Excellent. Although the ending went a bit over the top and at times spoiler, I really liked it. Definitely one of my favourite films.
One thing that bothered me, however, was how they neglected to spoiler.
It was amazing all the same, though. Very interesting story and the characters were pretty cool, most of them.
12 years 5 months ago
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halftome

This move was amazing... It had everything in it, I just couldn't stop watching it, and it left me just sitting here in my chair for minutes after...
9 years 10 months ago
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torkoal

Kiefer Sutherland's acting in this movie is just ridiculous..
10 years ago
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dpanter

Goes a bit off the rails in the end but overall a masterpiece. Mandatory.
12 years 11 months ago
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metermouse

I think I had this movie too hyped up by the time I watched it. It was definitely interesting, the city was beautiful but there was definitely a lot of room for improvement. I watched the directors cut, and then watched some of the theatrical version. I could not believe the narration at the beginning! I definitely suggest watching the directors cut for your first viewing if you haven't watched it yet.
13 years 4 months ago
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Xondar

Do yourself a favour and check out the director's cut of this movie. It's a genuinely great movie!
2 years 3 months ago
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Realenur

Sleep!
6 years 11 months ago
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Chrizu

A really good movie that could have been great with a fair lead performance. Sewell's acting wasn't enough unfortunately. However a somewhat unique movie and a decent predecessor of the Matrix concept.
11 years ago
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Oneironaut

Pretty good. I'm just glad that I watched the Director's Cut and not the theatrical version (which apparently spoils everything within the first few minutes).
12 years 1 month ago
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SpacedJ

I've seen this more times than I can count. Saw it in the cinema without knowing what it was and loved it immediately. I revisited it again after a long absence so I feel like I can be honest about it. Personally I think the only good thing the Director's Cut did was lose the opening narration. All the other added stuff (spoiler) didn't really need to be there and I can see why it was cut. There's a lot of wonky logic throughout, so when you know all the cool surprises those oddities stand out a bit more (e.g.spoiler). So although I think it has lost a bit of its shine since initial release, its an incredible concept, extremely stylish and definitely worth watching. I think next time I'll just watch the regular cut with the first minute on mute.
1 year 5 months ago
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Siskoid

For many, I hear, Jennifer Connelly sent hearts a-flutter in Labyrinth. Not me. My Connelly-related hot-under-the-collar moment was Dark City. In my head canon, the Wachowskis once had dinner with Alex Proyas and they all brainstormed a movie, then went their separate ways to do their own thing. Proyas was first to movie screens, but the Wachowskis would get the more iconic and for most audiences, more mind-blowing, The Matrix out the next year. Dark City has too much Kafka and too little kung fu, I guess. What we do get is a great noir look, intriguing ideas about nature vs. nurture, the power of memories, and the existence of the human soul, and the climactic reveals are still eye-popping. That said, the characters are, by necessity, a little bland. Only Kiefer Sutherland's could be said to have more continuity, but his halting speech pattern grates after a while. It may be true to say Dark City is a triumph of design over story, and it's appeal is less universal than The Matrix's, but I still like it a lot as a tribute to the power of memories and nostalgia.
4 years 8 months ago
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Siskoid

Matrix meets film noir, but this is so much more than that. Very original in concept, it's very eerie and rich in atmosphere. Highly recommended.
6 years 8 months ago
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V012

Please note that this film was released in February of 1998 whereas The Matrix was released in March of 1999.
The film is more comparable to the style of Brazil and Metropolis, however on it's own, it's compelling, creative, smart, has a great score, great effects, great directing and an overall challenging atmosphere building a frightening realism. Sure, Russel Sewell's acting could have been less "god-awful pathetic" and it did go over the top near the end nevertheless it's visually and mentally entertaining film, surely a Sci-Fi classic to put next to the likes of a Kafkaesque Inception
10 years 10 months ago
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Jok3r

[7/10] Despite Rufus Sewell's god awful-pathetic lead performance, Dark City is still, nonetheless a visionary film and a milestone in the field of sci-fi noir films which could be set to stand beside the likes of The Matrix and Inception. [7/10]
11 years 9 months ago
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Phillipe Marlowe

I liked it because of the stunning photography
12 years 5 months ago

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