In Darkness Synopsis
A sewer worker (Robert Wieckiewicz) shelters Polish Jews from the Nazis.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In Darkness is an extraordinary movie, and somehow good art creates its own uplift.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The fine Polish director Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa) pays her respects with a daringly murky-looking movie that demands viewers enter...
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By Ella Taylor
The elephant in the room of any discussion of Poland and the Jews is that country's less-than-glorious record of betrayal and collaboration...
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
What makes this nominee for the best-foreign-film Oscar singular among Holocaust movies is the way it characterizes the banality of life...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This story of suffering and almost inadvertent humanitarianism is harrowing, engrossing, claustrophobic and sometimes literally hard to...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a transformation as wrenching to watch as it is vital to remember.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In Darkness is an agonizing experience, especially when Jews are publicly humiliated in the streets and a driving rainstorm nearly drowns...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The filmmaker, whose career took off with a very different sort of Holocaust film, 1990's Oscar-nominated "Europa Europa," understands that...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In Darkness is a disaster movie, and the disaster is the Holocaust. In the space between the two halves of that sentence, you have what...
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By Michelle Orange
Rather than beginning with the assumption that there is no possibility of our coming to know that kind of suffering exactly and using...
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It's another Schlindler's List

By dcgan9
This movie reminded me of Schlindler's List of Jews desperately looking for means of survival.. You could feel the dampness, the stench, the fear of people living in this dark hell to survive until...

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By otustani
Not just a Holocaust movie, but also a depiction of all sides of the human character, both good and bad....

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By jwagman
One of the most harrowing experiences I have ever had in the movies. A great story told with great cinematic prowess. Not for the fainthearted....

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By pgranholm
This is a movie that leaves you changed. Go see it!...

Amazing true story

By Hamstergrl
Intense and moving, it was great to learn about the true story of a sewer worker stepping up to help Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland....


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By Peneflix
The movie is assiduous in depicting the deleterious, desultory conditions of life in the sewers: hunger, filth, boredom; rats, initially terrifying, become pets; human nature struggles to prevail:...


By gene7lakes
Excellent portrayal of an ignoble part of our history-a little depressing to sit through, but especially useful for young people to see what some of us older people were aware of during World War...

Movie with Hope

By bomichae
Majority of the movie is dark & grim but you will be surprised that in the midst of all of this there is still joyous laughter. The ending made ot as though there is nothing but hope & true kindness...

By cg995

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Rated R | For Language, Disturbing Images, Nudity, Sexuality and Violence