Until the Light Takes Us Synopsis
Norway's black-metal music bands spawn violence and arson in the 1990s.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Essentially amounts to an extended interview with a psycho, fleshed out with background material that, while suitably shocking, is not...
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
As crafty and compelling as Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell's Until the Light Takes Us is, it may go too far in its understandable desire to...
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60

Time Out New York

Plainspoken music doc relies on firsthand testimony from band members and key observers.
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60

The New York Times

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Absorbing, low-key documentary.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Contains fascinating footage – material from the 1980s that looks to be the work of angry, ancient Norse warriors. There is, however,...
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50

Village Voice

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One artist favorably compares the homemade metal scene to state-supported "mediocre cultural activity"--as good a designation as any for...
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40

Variety

Stylistic overreach and neglect of the uninitiated make Until the Light Takes Us a too-specialized examination of Norway's black-metal...
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38

Boston Globe

By Joan Anderman
Talking heads are overused in documentaries, but in this case a dose of perspective, a point of view or two, would have a gone a long way...
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Rated NR