Dying of the Light (2014) - Drama, Thriller

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When a devastating illness threatens to end Evan Lake's career in the C.I.A., he goes rogue to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a mission gone awry years ago.

IMDB: 4.4
Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 18 out of 56 found boring (32.14%)

One-line Reviews (47)

Dying of the Light is an uninteresting thriller, there's no satisfying conclusion and the effort to make it there is awfully dull.

The editing is horrendous, the action sequences are intermittent and awkward, no character other than Cage's is interesting in the least, some scenes are too melodramatic, others are just dull.

"Dying To The Light" was interesting, fascinating, easy to understand, and had great editing and locations.

Thought provoking, and I thought the contrast of them both having diseases was intriguing.

The tone is lifeless, dreary and too methodical in the quest to find Banir.

Dying of the Light is no better, this is a severely tedious journey to watch despite the occasional good views.

Tonight we had just watched "Agora" and this was worth watching more so as a historical display of religious prejudice, whereby people use religious and political power to play emotional states of people into civil war.

Despite its exotic Romania locales, "Hardcore" director Paul Schrader's dreary spy melodrama unfolds like a variation on "The Shootist.

They also throw in a lot of Evan's flashbacks and delusions at the completely wrong times, which really did start to bother me as the film got more intense.

the films script is very weak and the film gets quite boring at times.

If only a director's cut was able to see the light of day, then maybe the Dying of the Light wouldn't be such a tedious mess.

Anything to pull this movie from boredom.

It's a 'slow burner.

Too Slow.

the big bad (here a sick, chair bound terrorist), Dying of the Light has been made to feel like a safe and uneventful thriller that so dearly wanted to be something let loose from the chain.

Meets other uninteresting character and finally tracks him down to have a showdown 1v1 mentally ill old man vs bedridden old man.

One thing is sure here what is the point of this film the viewer will ask it looks like a attempt on medial documentary or art film gone wrong here is the mess Evan is a high rank level serious guy who means business when he later meets the terrorist the dialog between them is so cliché & cringe worthy that makes you wanna smack your head against the wall,the whole climax is just for Evan's satisfaction he waited until a lot of people would get killed in pool area so he needs a reason to kill the bad guy,it could have been better if Evan just used some common sense that like OK it does not matter if i am suffering from a decease or not i will just shoot the guy no matter what.

The ear was literally the most fascinating part of this movie .

Lack of more action / romance did make it boring...

A relevant message - definitely worth the watch .

Its Nicolas Cage and he's always fun and entertaining to watch n pretty much all his films next to that "literally" god forsaken "left behind" piece of #####################OTHER THAN THAT...

A film which will always be best known for the fact that towards the end of 2014 it's director/writer Paul Schrader (writer of such classics as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver), producer Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin campaigned against its very release due to what they felt was a severe case of studio interference in their product, Dying of the Light is an incredibly "random" film that has moments of utter madness in an other wise unspectacular plot that creates a film that could've benefited from allowing it's zanier elements to take hold to ward off the feeling that this is in fact, an incredible boring thriller.

The movie turned out to be a very predictable and thus very generic movie for the thriller/drama genre.

Slow moving and slow developing.

The acting was very average and the movie seemed cheap and I personally found it uninteresting.

A largely boring script.

Cage's sidekick is boring.

' Possibly too slow for its own good.

This was maybe the worst movie I had seen in the past 5 years.

The director tried to be clever by adding different elements, like Cages illness and his worried ex-lover helping them, but it still was boring and it just seemed to drag.

It awkwardly pans through a few slow scenes as the actually chase , filled with medical and espionage jargons, is highly uninteresting.

In all fairness, it was not Cage's fault that the story and the film making were very dull, and uninteresting.

It dragged and dragged and dragged some more.

Even for die hard Cage fans such as myself, Dying of the Light is hard to sit through despite an engaging performance by Cage.

Dying of The Light certainly isn't a perfect movie, but it's still an entertaining one.

Unwatchable garbage .

What I got was purely middle-of-the-road and, dare I say it, a little dull.

Don't waste your time .

There were scenes where I was completely invested in what was unfolding in front of me and other scenes where it was so dull that I just wanted to pass out.

This movie is boring to death.

The premise is claptrap and formulaic, and the storyline has gaudy seams badly concealed.

Without any new subplots Lake concentrates on going after Banir and this was a slow, tedious process.

The script fails to rise from the doldrums and seems intent on dishing out cliche after cliche rather than trying anything new.

Studio bosses took this from Schrader's hands, interested in no more than an easy to understand airport thriller they could market with one eye towards a haywire Islam and the indecision on how to deal with it; but they just ruined this in an ordinary way, forcing a bland "CIA thriller" flow.

After a slow endeavor, then a semi meaningful confrontation, comes a random, violent and crazy rushed conclusion with all diplomacy out the window with Cage even declaring " Salam alaikum a*****e!

If, as we've been lead to believe, the studio did in fact lock the creators out of the editing suite there can be some form of excuse as to why Light feels like such a generic and uneventful tale of revenge and a man's battle of personnel and more physical demons.

The main character is also fascinating and while Nicolas Cage does a great job, he just isn't explored enough.