A Dark Place (2018) - Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

42

Bearable

When a young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Simon Fellows
Stars: Andrew Scott, Denise Gough
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 7 out of 47 found boring (14.89%)

One-line Reviews (21)

I wanted to invest myself in the story side of things, but it was so difficult because every character was so dull and boring.

For such a slow moving small movie it pulls a big punch and keeps the viewer interested and on the edge of the seat right to the rather surprising end and tackles a sadly very common and terrifying thought for any parent which gives the movie even more gravitas.

The location cinematography is very good throughout, giving mundane locations a more interesting look.

If you choose to sit down and watch it just be prepared for the slow burn.

Will I think be a slow burner but certainly makes some clear statements about life in present day America and overall is involving and entertaining to watch so would recommend if you are looking for something dark and offbeat.

At the same time, the film was also fascinating enough and the guesswork continued until the end.

Does it really matter where a film is made as long as it is enjoyable ?

I thought this was going to be a run of the mill thriller but it turned out to be quite engrossing all the way to the end mostly due to the superb acting ability of Andrew Scott who deserves an Oscar for his performance and this elevated the movie beyond your average pot boiler thriller aided and abetted by the performance from Bronagh Waugh.

Could have made for a fascinating detective story where the detective actually figured stuff out instead of just dully absorbing what he's handed.

'Steel Country' isn't an unwatchable film, it's just a very bland one.

It is very slow.

A decent film worth watching .

The movie goes slowly just to be understood how difficult the path to justice is.

The film contains an unexpected ending that at least tries to be different and shock the audience a little.

"While "A Dark Place" was overly melodramatic in the depiction of a local case of child abuse and Donny's obsessive and out-of-control actions in finding the predator, it was nonetheless a compelling film for the intricate character studies.

but really pointless in the end.

I fully enjoyed it .

Very slow moving, good acting, decent story.

Enjoyed it.

After a slow start I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this movie.

Slow Burner .