A Dark Place (2018) - Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

58

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: 12 out of 85 found boring (14.11%)

One-line Reviews (34)

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

Very slow moving, good acting, decent story.

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

The storyline intense.

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

This was just unpredictable from the start.

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.

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

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.

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.

Decent movie but a slow burn .

Throughout the film, there are other events that are either nonsensical, disjointed or both.

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

This movie is terribly dull, the story is all over the place, and the writing is atrocious.

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

I really enjoyed this movie even though the subject matter is intense and it is uncomfortable to watch the main character's actions and choices due to him clearly being on The Spectrum.

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

"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.

It is very slow.

I fully enjoyed it .

He looks back at the camera empty.

As well as lot of Plot holes and boring relationships of hero freak makes much boring.

Enjoyed it.

With an empty nothingness on his face.

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

Waste of time.

Slow Burner .

A decent film worth watching .

Worth a watch but, I suggest watching during the day while you're wide awake because you could easily doze off because it is such a slow burn.

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

A Dark Place is a compelling mystery thriller that keeps you hooked from start to finish; Slowly burning your attention into its own superbly unconventional plot as you go along for the ride to discover the truth of a young boy's disappearance and subsequent death.

Slowly intense .

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

but really pointless in the end.