Dark Places

2015

Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 6.2 10 37,892

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Charlize Theron as Charlotte Field
Christina Hendricks as Gabby Gabby
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Reviewed by blanche-2 8 / 10 / 10

Really? A 6.2?

From 2015, "Dark Places" stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, and Corey Stoll in an adaptation of a novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Theron is Libby Day, one of two living survivors of the mass murder of her family in 1985 in Kansas. Where else - it's where the murders in In Cold Blood took place. The other survivor is her brother Ben (Stoll), a teen at the time, who has been in prison for the last 25 years for the murders, due to what she told the police. Libby is a cold, closed-off human being, understandably, given what she went through as a child; she cashed in on the murders and never worked. As a child people sent her money, and she also wrote a book -- well, her name was on it and she was paid, but she states that she never even read it. Now that she's an adult, she has $412 left and has never had a job. So when she's approached by a crime club called the Kill Club, which discusses and works on famous murder cases, she takes their money to make an appearance. Though she insists her brother is guilty, Libby takes more money to actually investigate for the club's president (Hoult). It has to be done right away because storage problems in the state building mean that cases more than ten years old will be destroyed in a few weeks. Flashbacks recreate the circumstances surrounding the murders, showing her mother (Hendricks) trying to hold onto their farm despite poverty, her alcoholic husband who shows up for money, Ben being accused of child molestation and of practicing Satanism, and Ben's relationship with Diondra (Chloe Grace Moretz), who seems to be the town bad girl. Slowly Libby is able to put the pieces together and learns the stunning truth. I don't understand the vilification of this movie - what has it ever done to anyone? A 26% fresh on rottentomatoes.com. Was it Hate Charlize Day or what? This is a terrific, suspenseful film that will keep you guessing right to the end. Theron gives a frosty performance, right on for this isolated, unfriendly woman who has cut herself off from the world and people. She wears a baseball cap throughout most of the film; we don't really get to see her true beauty unless it's off. There is a book called "Flesh and Fantasy" which has a chapter on How to Win an Oscar. One way is for a beautiful movie star to make herself look bad, as Theron did in Monster. She prefers to make films that are not about her gorgeous looks, and this was one. Christina Hendricks does a great job as Libby's downtrodden mother - she looks and acts defeated - a far cry from being one of the glamorous stars of "Mad Men." For fans of this genre, and I gather for people who haven't read the book, I think this is a very well done film that deserves to be seen as a rental or on Amazon streaming.

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 3 / 10 / 10

Sometimes things have to die

Libby Day (Charlize Theron) has trouble remembering events on the night her family was murdered. Her testimony put her brother Ben (Tye Sheridan) in jail. He was accused of molesting an eleven year old girl and he was a Satan worshiper hanging out with the wrong crowd. Years after the deed, Libby is running low on funds and contacts the Kill Club who want to investigate the murders. They believe Ben is innocent. Libby is reluctant to help. As she starts to look at the material, she too is sucked into the mystery. The film uses flashbacks to recreate what happened in the past. It drops clues, in fact it drops enough clues, that you have more suspects than a half dozen Scooby-Doo episodes...including Ben. The film is based on a popular novel by the same name. It takes place in Kansas and moves at a pace that strings you along as the clues and flashbacks ooze out slowly. Guide: F-bomb. Sex. Near stripper nudity.

Reviewed by cheergal 3 / 10 / 10

Ridiculed thriller without merits

There seemed to be a lot of reviews comparing "Dark Places" with "Gone Girl". I would rather separate them apart because I indeed like "Gone Girl". Moreover, "Gone Girl" ultimately delivered thrills and chills which "Dark Places" failed to. Psychopathic scenarios are often employed into thriller movies. Some of them indeed horrified you to the essences. The reason this one did not work is it attempted to resonate the audience with the reality. No one will be bothered by the possible reality of "Gone Girl" while watching it. Moreover, just like those successful others, "Silence of Lamb", "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" even "The Girl on the Train" were focusing on the unbelievably coincident plots which would not have possibilities happened in the real life eve when all the stars line up in the universe. Documentaries are for the reality. Even though they are still implemented with some explainable coincidences to entice audiences. Directors only have one choice to make great thrillers which is to bring those impossibly horrorfied stories to the screen without concerning the reality of them. That probably is the key to produce the big box office hit.

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