‘Dark City’: The Little But Important Details You Might Have Missed
Stuck at home? So is ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer — which is why he’s watching things streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, YouTube, Criterion, Tubi, and elsewhere, and then writing about what he finds. If you want to suggest something for him to watch and write about, find him on Twitter. Previous installments of this column can be found here.
Dark City (1998)
Director: Alex Proyas
Writers: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer
Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly
Box Office Total: $27.2 million
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76 percent
Currently Streaming On: Vudu
Recommended By: @jumboethan, @EnderVR, and more
Why I Watched It: Well, for one thing, Dark City is the single most requested title for this column since I started doing it back in late March. Plus, when this movie came out in 1998, I was about as big a fan on Earth as there was of Roger Ebert — and Ebert was about as big a fan on Earth as there was of Dark City. Despite his passionate defenses of this movie (it’s one of the six films Ebert recorded a DVD commentary for during his lifetime) I never found what he saw in it. It’s been a very long time since I revisited it, though; at least ten years. So I’m ready to try again...
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