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Plot: Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the pleading of Medora Slone, a young mother whose son was killed by a pack of wolves. As Core attempts to help Medora track down the wolves who took her son, a strange and dangerous… Runtime: 125 min Release Date: 28 Sep 2018
This movie was stunning and beautiful. Very well made, and for the haters, I think it was just too smart for them. Its not some spoonfed action nonsense. You have to actually pay attention and enjoy the suspense.
Surprise of the Year. (by curtd-49392)
I shouldn't be surprised by the negative reviews, but I am. Hold the dark was well cast, well acted, well written, well shot, brilliant, dreamlike, almost surreal, as we follow a confused lead though, an unpredictably evolving different plots in every act - and I was riveted the entire time. It is unfortunate that those of us who love this form have so few opportunities to enjoy it, but this one will be rewatched every year or so, and enjoyed every time.
One of the best movies I've ever seen (by celtic451)
Ignore the haters on this one. I don't get all of the negative reviews. This movie was simply amazing. Great acting, great plot makes you think , great scenery, and great score. It brilliantly show through the action and attitudes of the local people how the outside world just doesn't get it and they refuse to give up their culture, whether you are native or not, the culture and traditions and spirituality comes from the land and the magic of the land not from genetic makeup. Skarsgaard is dead on in this role. If you like something deeper than a Vin D. movie then this is for you.
Beautifully Captivating (by ClaviculaNox)
There are so much negative reviews but it's really beautiful. Most of the reviews written is because they didn't understand the plot of the movie or what it represents. It's a deeply dark movie on so many levels. It's a story inside a story, the mother killed her son because she was living in the dark. As her husband is her brother. Incist. And there are many implications and hints across the movie that shows that "indirectly." The scene when he was looking for his wife in the hotel, the woman said "you both have the same eyes and same hair" The Indian <more>
hunter said "your father said you are unnatural." The pictures inside the drawe, the second picture shows a bow and a girl sitting as a family by lake. The wolf mask, they both had it. Medora talks early on about the "Dark" that comes at night, a suffocating absence of light that represents the unknown and seems to alter those around them. Simply put, the Dark is a name given to the line between humanity and ferality; in the movie, we see in this desolate landscape the humanity of wolves and the wolves in humanity. In the movie, this unspoken incestuous relationship and its thrust for survival is the plot key motivator. Indeed, it's why Medora killed their son - the act clearly parallels the wolves eating their own pup to keep the pack alive, with her trying to keep it going ahead of her husband's return - and explains Vern's conflicted hunt, outwardly powered by revenge but internally the part of something much more primal as Russell says very early on, revenge is not nature's way . I believe all the negative reviews is because they didn't understand the movie's plot in the first place. But really, this a beautifully dark movie on so many levels and I loved it.
What's inside that screen... It gets in you. (by ryansalamence)
I'm an enormous fan of Jeremy Saulnier. He's solidified himself as one of my favorite directors due to how absolutely solid his last two films were, they're among my favorite films of all time. If you enjoy Jeremy's directing, you'll definitely enjoy this film as well. Jeremy's strengths are at their strongest here. Unrelenting, Unexpected and unforgiving violence. Breathtaking cinematography. Nerve wracking suspense, and his ability to completely subvert expectations are all extremely present and shining. Him and Macon Blair's "less is more" writing <more>
works great with the dark and dreadful atmosphere surrounding the film. I wholeheartedly disagree that the film was slow in any way. Although the pacing is occasionally inconsistent, I was never once bored and constantly within Saulnier's grip through each and every scene. Personally, my only real issue is that "less is more" seems to be a tactic also applied to the story itself, creating more questions than answers and leading to a conclusion that wasn't quite as satisfying as it probably needed to be. Hold The Dark is a gorgeous, original and highly ambitious thriller, with tension ridden scenes that are sure to thrill and chill.
I've seen Saulnier's previous work Green Room and Blue Ruin and liked both movies although there were no clear messages sent throughout them. Hold the dark is another kind of thriller, set in Alaska and it projects a supernatural feel to it even from the beginning. What kept me glued to the screen was the setting, the score and the potential story that wasn't actually developed in a linear way. Its pace was very polarized as well, fast paced at times, especially during the "action" scenes and slow in the development of the main story/mystery involving the child's <more>
disappearance. The acting was very good and the script, although lacking a proper closure, had some good moments. I remember some very nice lines and conversations throughout the films, lines that make you think about darkness, loneliness, relationships there's a kind of twist about the couple as well and kindred spirits. Cinematography wise, the movie has some very nice shot scenes and good composition especially for a "tv movie". As for the editing and the film being approximately 2 hours long, yeah, I think a better editing could have been made but on the other hand I enjoyed the parts that weren't necessarily connected to the plot itself. There are some possible explanations about the ending, in any case I think it's of those movies where you really don't need everything to be explained/explainable to like it.
Bleak doesn't equate to boring (by michelleecooney)
This was a fantastic film. The acting was solid, stoic, and appropriate for the subject matter. The cinematography was absolutely stunning; leave it to Saulnier to remind us just how red blood really is against the snow.The story itself was bleak. Bleak doesn't mean boring. On the contrary, this film is a commentary on the darkness in human nature. Yes the ending is ambiguous, yes it is a slow burn, and yes the subject matter is bleak. I believe these three things only constitute a bad film in the eyes of someone whose idea of perfect cinema is superhero movies. I cannot state this loudly <more>
enough: unfortunately, IMDb reviews no longer reflect the quality of a film. I understand this film is not for everyone; however, the amount of reviews stating "this didn't make sense" is abysmal.
Read the book after. Then watch again. Ending explained. (by jribeiro739)
After watching Hold The Dark I felt compelled to read the novel by William Giraldi. After my first time watching the movie I was really left with many questions that needed answering. The movie was well shot and every scene seemed to keep me wondering how the movie would come to an end. After reading the novel I then understood the movie in its entirety. Here is the movie explained.The Slones are twins! Throughout the movie there is always mention of how similar they look or how they have shared a long past. Medora in the beginning of the movie when answering Core about how long she knew him <more>
says "I can not remember a memory without him in it." When Vernon is ruffling through clues in the cardboard box as to where Medora might be there is a picture of a little boy and girl sitting on a dock. A picture of him and her, brother and sister. While in the motel where Vernon sleeps in the same room where Medora did, the receptionist mentions how they look similar and have a "Scandinavian" look. The man who sold wolfs oil to Vernon's dad also mentions how they have similar eyes and a similar nose. Them being twins is revealed in the book where the mother of Medora and Vernon helps Core at the end. When Core sees her face he then realized that she was the mother and that they were twins. Although they do show this in the movie it is not explained that she is the mother and that they are twins.The use of the mask by both Vernon and Medora releases the "wolf" inside of them. Whenever there is a scene where the mask is worn, it ends up violent or deranged. In the book an elder gives the mask to Medora while she is pregnant with Bailey. She says that Medora must kill the baby for it will be sick. Despite Medora and Vernon's reluctance to listen to the elder, Vernon actually kills her Medora keeps the mask.There is so much explained in the book then in the movie. The silent but ever bonding relationship between Vernon and Cheeon. The history of Medora and Vernon's father whom actually commit suicide . How infanticide has been a regular occurrence in the past among primates and mammals.Of course there is also much that is not explained and left to the viewer to decide.Overall I feel the movie was consistent with the themes and characters protracted in the novel. The film like the novel, was captivating and left you wanting more. I don't feel the low reviews that this film has received in IMDB by some viewers is just. I think if they were to investigate a little further in order to find the meaning behind things then it would have had a better review.
Smart, well edited, and it held my attention. I read some previous reviews, mostly negative, some positive. Nevertheless, I am here to explain the points and subplots of this movie.1 Husband and wife are indeed brother and sister. Same hair, Norwegian, same eyes, a small part actor pointed that out 3/4 of the movie in. Picture of two young blond children 2/3 of the movie in. Wife tells main character traveler, she doesn't remember a time not knowing her husband, 10 mins into the movie.2 Reason mother killed her own child. Main character traveler says " sometimes wolves kill the <more>
young pups in order to protect the pack." Mother killed the child because child was a murderer at that age. 1/2 through the movie a scene of father and son shown after a hunted kill. Father asks son " how did that feel" son replies " it felt great. " Son asks father " is it okay to kill?" Father replies " only to protect something you love. " Hidden meaning, within the first 5 mins mother writes a letter to traveler stating "there have been TWO OTHER children taken by wolves." Her son killed the other children.3 Traveler was saved by people not wolves at the end. There are some quick edits at the last 4-5 mins of the movie where it shows a group of women tending to his wound. 20 mins into the movie traveler comes across pack of wolves who do not attack when he falls within striking distance. The women in the hut tending to his wounds are the wolves spiritually. Wolves find him turn into people help him and turn back into wolves. White woman at the end who take travelers boots, that were the husbands to begin with, was the mother of the wife and husband who are brother and sister. Take a second, this one is tough to follow, and understand, but it's true!Please add whether this is helpful or not. Thanks for reading if you read the whole thing. :