Dark Crimes (2016) - Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A murder investigation of a slain businessman turns to clues found in an author's book about an eerily similar crime. Based on the 2008 article "True Crimes - A Postmodern Murder Mystery" by David Grann.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Alexandros Avranas
Stars: Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 41 out of 108 found boring (37.96%)

One-line Reviews (102)

In fact, it is quite watchable as the plot thickens, but it fails to be gripping.

This film did have some dark moments and Jim Carrey was good, but the film's plot was barely good, it was slow paced, and the ending was incredibly stupid to where it doesn't deserved to be spoiled.

Don´t waste your time.

I was able to foreshadow the ending a little, but it still was a good film that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Dark, harrowing and intriguing .

His portrayal is one dimension at best, the story long and boring.

This shows that he is back to doing a dramatic role and it could of be great if the film wasn't so boring, tedious, and plotless.

Boring .

A 5 in my book is "worth watching once".

Easily one of the worst movies I've ever tried to watch.

The reviews that take down the picture relate to it's slow pace and dark, brooding atmosphere, and I get the sense that the misogynistic treatment of women turns a lot of viewers off.

Its not thought provoking, its not arty, its not thrilling, its dreary long winded and by the end I couldn't care less about any of the characters or the plot for that matter

Can't help but feel that in this case, the truth is much more entertaining than the fiction.

The film is purposefully drab, bleak, dark, grey and dour, with a stark, cold look to the characters and most every scene.

I have to say I prefer him in this kind of film, one of my favourites being 23, it was so dark and he is so intense in it.

Well, aside from the political correctness of modern day society and the idea that real emotions shouldn't affect one's personal sensibilities, I thought the picture was a fairly compelling one.

Dark Crimes itself is a very dark & dreary Crime Thriller & I'm not going into the story because this should be watched not knowing really anything about it except it's a dark crime Thriller & that's how i watched it, i didn't read or watch a single review i just heard about Jim Carrey doing this very serious crime Thriller & waited to buy it on dvd.

for the movie to be more enjoyable, perhaps James Franco needed to be seated by a closed bank vault with James McEvoy and Glass exploiting a female teller.

The first reveal was predictable - after you know what's going on.

* Slow, boring, dark/grey the whole movie (sounds very boring in Poland!?

Most boring movie ever .

It didn't need guns, explosions and constant yelling to be intriguing.

I LIKE slow burners and characters that are shown with duality and characters shown like REAL people....

The film was boring and never really got beyond that.

Just boring.

It was just a super slow movie.

Very Slow Story .

Whatever they did with Carrey's character is simply the obvious cliché of what happens to a generic character like this in a dark world set up by the movie.

It's not that it's a bad movie, it's just painfully dull and forgettable.

However the story came across as disjointed and didn't make a lot of sense.

Don't waste your time.

Slow and boring .

The main character is dull, boring.

Slow burners are fine and often rewarding.

All I remember was that is slow, it gets nowhere, has a low budget B-movie feel.

However, the film falls flat, no real suspense is built, and the final scene loses steam, making it's last twist a ho-hum and a shrug.

Under Rated Slow Burn Not For General Audience/ ADHD /Action and CG Junkies .

The film was boring and drab.

Worst movie I have ever seen.

Complete borefest and everything was gray colored in the movie.

The whole thing is laboured, dull and uneventful.

A neo-noir "inspired by actual events" and based on a compelling 2008 "New Yorker" article by the great David Grann (THE LOST CITY OF Z) seems to have the necessary components for a satisfying thriller.

While some might enjoy the movie, I found it incredibly boring an painful to watch.

Some lame BDSM titillation (if you can even call it that) tries in vain to keep the viewer interested, but that few seconds here & there of barely R-rated lameness cannot overcome the insanely slow pacing, the dialogue, the overall dark mood, the complete lack of any effort at all by the screenwriter and the actors.

An absolutely gripping performance.

A gripping story done well .

Two great actors wasted on a horrible waste of time if you watch it.

totally waste of time ...

Sooooo mundane and boring.

Ultimately, this grim, drab-looking feature, whittled down to 92 minutes by director Alexandros Avranas boils down to an exercise in brooding with some incidental rough sex thrown in to add a note of notoriety.

Boring - Slow - Depressing - Sick sex scenes - waste of time, turned it off before ending which is something I very rarely do, I hope this is not how the world really is (foxyking93)

The pace is slower than slow.

Very monotone throughout the movie.

What a waste of time.

To camouflage this problem in a film, one must have a fascinating and intriguing story, played by colorful actors.

When you know the story from the beginning to end, with all the details included it really is quite fascinating.

Everything seems bare, simplistic and simply boring.

It's just too bad that the TV documentary of the actual case was much more exciting than this low rent bag of rotten vodka potatoes.

Waste of money.

Slow plot and story.

A waste of my time.

The pace of the film is laborious with the cat-and-mouse game between Tadek and the disturbed writer Kozlov unfolding at a snail's pace.


This will be very slow going.

There are only a few moments you could call exciting.

One of the Worst Movies I've Ever Seen .

Horribly written movie with really no plot to catch you into it.

Intense, Well Played .

Waste of time .

Just a boring movie.

Worth watching.

This is easily the worst movie I've seen this year.

It seemed interesting, but then became boring.

The plot is plodding.

I thoroughly enjoyed Robin Williams' turns in "Insomnia" and "One Hour Photo" so...

Absolutely worth watching .

And that's what makes it worth watching.

No other film I can recall so efficiently combines poor acting, shifting, ridiculous accents, sexual content as pointless as it is tasteless, and so poorly communicated and dull a plot.

So yeah this is a very good Thriller with a very moody atmosphere & very dreary & dark with a serious & excellent JIM CARREY who gives a fantastic performance with an accent!!!

Everything is so depressive and slow, from the streets to the small, claustrophobic apartments.

Tries to be dark and gripping, ends up being flat.


Don't waste your money if you have to rent this one.

The story is uninteresting, linear and predictable.

Do you like slow paced movies?

This is a boring turd.

Besides a few nude scenes, nothing happened.

Watching this film I first off have to say I loved the way Jim Carrey immersed himself into his role.

Don't waste your time or money.

I found everything about this movie to be absolutely boring!

Painful to watch - snooze fest .

It was pretty slow, repetitive and predictable

I believed in some ¨good¨ reviews here and I gave it a try, but the movie is so slow and boring, I could barely watch it.

Boring .

I thought it'll be way more entertaining.

Usually I would say, "I loved and enjoyed it.

Painfully slow.

Very predictable ending!

Personally I don't care for most European films and this one is slow, dreary, and much too talkative.

The closer one approaches Russia (the motherland of communism) the more gray, grizzled, and duller the images become.

I was so bored by the movie that after 30 or so minutes I started playing on my phone and missed the rest.

Boring & Plotless .