General Information

Glossary: A
Released Year: 2019
Runtime: 89 minutes
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Simon Fellows
Writers: Brendan Higgins
Casts: Andrew Masset, Andrew Scott, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Jason Davis, J.D. Evermore, Denise Gough, Griff Furst, Eric Mendenhall, Kevin Patrick Murphy, Kate Forbes, Christa Beth Campbell, Cory Scott Allen, Jared Bankens, Christian Finlayson, Bronagh Waugh, Michael Edward Rose, Becky Wahlstrom, Tom Olson, Bella Fraker, Sean Freeland
IMDB: A Dark Place (2018)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 6.3


Movie Nation - Roger Moore
Donnie is a most unusual character to serve as our tour guide to “A Dark Place.” British character actor Andrew Scott (“Spectre,””Pride” and TV’s Moriarty in “Sherlock”) utterly immerses himself in this “town weirdo” character who becomes obsessed with a little boy on his route who disappears, and then is found drowned in a local creek.
Variety - Dennis Harvey
The result is diverting enough, yet ends up more a mildly offbeat time-filler than something memorable.
The Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck
But it's Scott who fully carries the film, helping us overlook the story's contrivances with his moving and intense performance as a character who is as far removed from Professor Moriarty as you can get.
Los Angeles Times - Noel Murray
A Dark Place is earnest enough, but it comes across as phony. It’s hard to do a “local color” drama when everyone’s from out of town.
Film Threat - Hunter Lanier
Screenplays like A Dark Place only get made because they’re familiar. They present intrigue and drama in a way that doesn’t challenge the audience but reinforces their belief of what a movie like this should be. This conformist methodology might make the movie palatable—and marketable—but it doesn’t make it any good.

A Dark Place (2018)

When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation to prove the boy was murdered.