Dark Horse Synopsis
An odd romance blooms between a chronic underachiever and a depressed woman who's not over her ex.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Someone like Abe could only prevail through the powers of denial and optimistic wishing, and Solondz makes that happen, as the film...
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While skipping the more shocking turns of something like "Happiness," Dark Horse does feel like a return to the fearless darkness of those...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
There's a streak of compassion in Dark Horse, a sincere empathy for a thoroughly detestable man, that is as surprising as anything in...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The plot's problem is insoluble: There is no honest ending for Abe other than a completely undramatic continuation of the trapped life he...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's a Solondz film; it's a given. Abe may deserve all that comes to him, but the question of how he got this way sustains the picture,...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
As the blindered Abe, relative-unknown Gelber earns a sympathetic pat on the head. But as the character is braying for attention, he's...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Abe's day-to-day trials may eventually seem like cheap daytime TV, but Gelber and Solondz know how to nail the uncomfortably funny optimism...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The combative, off-putting Dark Horse features many of writer-director Todd Solondz's usual preoccupations: misery, complexity, stunted...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Never less than watchable and loaded with trademark negativity so extreme it's sometimes funny, the new film is nonetheless saddled with a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Fourteen years after "Happiness," why is director Todd Solondz still mucking around with the sort of idiot neurotic dweeb who makes George...
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Recommend you see "Dark Horse"!

By lmessman
I recommend that you go see the movie 'Dark Horse". People seem to either hate or love Todd Solondz' movies. I think more people are going to view this one favorably even if they haven't enjoyed...

What an interesting Bummer !!

By makeminechocolate
Great acting. Dark humor. Great casting. Puzzling plot that's open to interpretation. Movie is far better than most around. Well done but truly sad....

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Rated NR | For Language and Mild Thematic Elements