Dark City - 1998 (R)


Year of Release: 1998
Rated: R
Director: Alex Proyas
Approx. Running Time: 96 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

When John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell, Dangerous Beauty) awakens in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is he can't remember a thing. Pursued by the police and haunted by The Strangers, mysterious beings who possess the ability to stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. But in a city where reality is the ultimate illusion, discovering the truth could be fatal.

From Alex Proyas, the director of THE CROW, comes a futuristic thriller that "sets a bold new standard for science fiction!" (Bill Bregolid, WESTWOOD ONE).

My Comments:

A really dark, disturbing glimpse of a future where alien beings watch over mankind and our existence has been reduced to nothing more than one of their science experiments. (A similar theme was explored in the 2004 film The Forgotten, starring Julianne Moore and Gary Sinise, but less effectively so than in this movie.) An interesting watch and one of the best Sci-Fi films I've seen. Which says a lot considering my general opinion of the genre.

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