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      Dark Horse

      Released Jun 8, 2012 1h 25m Drama List
      70% Tomatometer 79 Reviews 41% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings An odd romance blooms between a chronic underachiever (Jordan Gelber) and a depressed woman (Selma Blair) who has still not recovered from a previous failed relationship. Read More Read Less

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      Typically misanthropic yet curiously satisfying and incisive, Dark Horse is a movie that preaches to the cynical converted.

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      J. Hoberman Tablet An exercise in compassionate misanthropy. May 3, 2016 Full Review Ann Hornaday Washington Post It would be unfair and patronizing to say that Solondz needs to grow up, but "Dark Horse" suggests that it's time for the bard of bourgeois hypocrisy to consider moving on. Rated: 2/4 Aug 17, 2012 Full Review Mark Feeney Boston Globe Solondz has made a career out of specializing in highly aberrant views of middle-class life. Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 9, 2012 Full Review Jason Adams My New Plaid Pants This movie feels like a culmination of sorts - it spins right off into extended fantasy for long periods of time, allowing us right inside the sordid funny and downright depressing fantasy life of Abe, king of the losers Jul 14, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell While this may not be Solondz's strongest piece, it may very well fit the bill as a dark horse in his filmography. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 27, 2019 Full Review Jo-Ann Titmarsh CineVue Though Dark Horse offers plenty of laughs, in no way is this a film in the wake of Hollywood man-child comedies... There's no easy resolution to Abe's situation and the audience is not really rooting for him to get the girl and the happy ending. Rated: 3/5 May 30, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gareth v Really plays up the loveable loser angle but it just falls flat. A few funny moments but a rather ordinary affair. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review JEANNE K Possibly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/02/23 Full Review Sean M Started off okay, but then got very uninteresting. The film lost me during the last 20 minutes. Basically some stuff happens and then he dies. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/03/23 Full Review cinephile f Wow... what a dark and profound morality tale. This is the final of all Todd Soldonz's films that I have watched (except his very first one) and this was definitely one of my favorites. I found myself really shocked by the writing and acting of the protagonist. It is like the director held a mirror to our current culture to show what we are like. Recommend! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Abe wasn’t a lovable loser, he was just a loser. He never gets on track, everything that could go wrong does and it’s then it’s over. The film is way to loose in the long drawn out dream sequences to be cohesive but it’s a watchable albeit flawed movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/14/22 Full Review dave s Whether you love them or hate them, there is never mistaking a Todd Solondz film for anything other than a Todd Solondz film. Offbeat characters that roam through life in a daze, bone dry humor with perfectly framed and blocked shots, his style is distinct and Dark Horse is no exception. Abe (Jordan Gelber) is a thirty-five-year-old man-child living at home with his parents (Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken). After one date with a morose woman (Selma Blair) he met at a wedding, he decides that the only appropriate course of action is a wedding proposal, which sets off a tragic chain of events. It's bleak and it's dire and, despite the fact that the last act seems overplayed, Solondz somehow makes you care about characters that you have no right caring about. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An odd romance blooms between a chronic underachiever (Jordan Gelber) and a depressed woman (Selma Blair) who has still not recovered from a previous failed relationship.
      Todd Solondz
      Ted Hope, Derrick Tseng
      Todd Solondz
      Brainstorm Media
      Production Co
      Double Hope Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 8, 2012, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 13, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 25m
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