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Tuesday, 10 November 2015


In what seems like riding on the coattails of David Fincher's popular film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, director Gilles Paquet-Brenner gives Dark Places a stab in the...dark.
A loner of a woman revisits the gruesome Satanic murders of her family, when she is agrees to take part in a club obsessed with horrific crimes of the past.
An impressive cast is assembled for an overly rushed script that lacks any sort of bite to it.  In fact the whole thing feels more like a TV movie of the week rather than a dark passageway into the character's minds like the novel did so well at doing.
It feels like themes and ideas are ready to be explored but nothing is really said or done about them and in the end it's nothing more than pointless, yet somewhat easy to watch pulp.

2½ rituals out of 5

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