If you like hardcore sci-fi and film noir, this is the movie for you.
Interesting movie. Feels a bit dated now but I enjoyed it.
more substance than The Matrix where similar themes were copied / explored.
Excellent cast. Good movie. Certainly different.
was ok, enjoyed but didn't L-O-V-E it
Excellent completely different well worth seeing
I enjoyed it so different to what I would normally chose
Inception I just did not get .
An excellent film, I highly recommend it to the audience who like a dark film. This is a cutting and original nineties film, much like the Matrix or Pulp Fiction and I commend Rufus Sewell's excellent performance in the lead role. Brilliant!
gets you in the mood to see inception.
Enjoyed this the first time and enjoyed the directors cut - but it now seems dated
Great movie, that stays with you.
Lots of substance - it questions reality, identity and the nature of memories - and this was way before The Matrix etc.
I'm very glad the dumbed-down intro was removed from this version - I was lucky enough just to be late enough to miss that when I saw this movie for the first time at the cinema.
Movie's of this genre have gone in leaps and bounds over the last decade, and although this movie has an authentic science fiction angle, for mine it never really gets off the ground. Hampered by shades of The Matrix, this movie lacked the cast, direction and storyline required to keep this peice moving, leaving one uninthralled and at times just plain disappointed.
A great film that really gets you thinking. As the title suggests it has a dark feel but I think it's the kind of film anyone who enjoys something a little different will enjoy.
Dark City- was a film that was missed at the cinema, but will become a cinema classic. A very interesting Film noir-Science fiction that is very dark. It leaves you thinking about it weeks later. A lost gem!
Sci fi thriller about aliens turning the world into a science experiment in the hope that they will find a way to survive extinction. The idea is decent and most sci fi fans will enjoy it, but it definitely could have been more.
The concept is given away too soon so there is little intrigue.
Worth watching but don't expect too much.
Very interesting, once it gets going, although I have to admit I was al little confused for the first 15 - 20 mins.
The plot is a little "fantastic" but if you can suspend your disbeleif it is an enjoyable film.
I want to give it 5, but not quite. Sutherland, Richardson & Hurt. Alex Proyas. Central Sydney locations, especially an area in which I used to indulge in mindbending substances, many years ago. A Film Noir feel that makes 'Chinatown' look like a cabaret. But it just tries too hard. A fantastic early effort from Fox Sydney, certainly Light Years ahead of garbage like the 'Matrix" trilogy, which apparantly reused most of Proyas' sets, along with all of his story, but just not quite there. If you want to see 'The Matrix', with real actors in the foreground, and honky SpecialFX in the background, rather than vice versa, give it a go.
God I Hated this movie.
I don't know why, I just was irritated by it.
Lucky I brought a date :)
I was really impressed by this movie. Visually it is exciting and different and the story really makes you ask questions. I felt that the ending didn't quite gel but other than that it was fantastic. Special effects were amazing.
A kind of preMatrix thinking person's sci fi. The script and acting are often terrible, but the ideas - about what makes a person themself - are interesting and thought provoking. Some great sets and art direction.
If you like mind twisting movies that stick with you for days/weeks and make you question the human existence and our reality as we know it, then 'DARK CITY' is the film for you.
Similar to the later released 'The Matrix', the film is centered around a man (Rufus Sewell) who becomes suddenly and unwittingly aware that his world is not what it seems. The film kicks off with Murdoch (Sewell) waking up in a bathtub with no memory and a dead body in the same room. He has no recollection as to how and why he's there.
As Murdoch attempts to put the pieces together he notices that at every midnight on the dot, apart from Murdoch himself, the every inhabitant in the city falls asleep. It's then that he realizes that something even bigger than his problem is going on.
I totally missed this movie when it was released at the cinemas ? as did most people. I took it on board after viewing The Crow. I was stunned on first watch ? a true piece of cinematic Science Fiction.
The plot is original even if its elements are well worn ? it?s a unique synthesis of several Sci-Fi themes. The earth city is unreal, another cinematic creation until you realize that it is terrifyingly alien. The set is magnificent and magnificently recreated on a nightly (?) basis. The aliens are very alien and the humans strangely disconnected.
Criticisms of the characterizations are not valid ? the characters are not real, they are fake humans and thus limited. However we find their underlying humanity leaking through especially with Colin Friel?s detective and increasingly that of John Hurt?s. Keifer Sutherland?s performance is overwrought ? the doctor bares a terrible burden and is barely hanging on to his personality. He is the only human who knows they are imprisoned in a totally alien world for a truly alien purpose.
Drop all credulity and enter a frighteningly alien world.
A story most definitly in a world of it's own with some interesting concepts and some great Fx. One to invoke thoughs of time, space and reality?? Good entertainment.