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Dark City...
...Darker Box Office

Why wasn't this movie recognized for the work of absolute genius that it is? (Kiefer Sutherland's in it? -Ed.) If this movie had come out in the seventies people would still be talking about it, but now jaded movie know-it-alls sniff at anything that is this stunning and label it as pretentious or worse, examine all of the things it isn't rather than what is so great about it. Dark City is so incredibly beautiful and original that after more than two dozen viewings I still get something new out of it every time. The story of an amnesiac, Rufus Sewell, and his quest to find out who he is in a world that literally changes on a daily basis is so compelling it will leave you wondering how the hell you missed this in the theater. Another example of New Line Pictures devotion to bringing original movies to the public. Flawless special effects and visuals are only topped by the fabulous acting by Rufus Sewell, William Hurt and pre-Beautiful Mind, Jennifer Connelly. Also notable is an unforgettable performance by Kiefer Sutherland.

Terry Osterhout
October 2002

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