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      Darkness of Man

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      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews Russell Hatch (Jean Claude Van Damme) is a washed up, former Interpol operative who vowed to protect the son of an informant killed years earlier in a raid gone wrong. When merciless street gangs start an all-out turf war and the kid is caught in the middle, Hatch will stop at nothing to keep him safe and fight anyone who gets in his way. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Michael Szymanski Mike Szymanski (Medium) The collaboration of JCB and JCVD winds up with a decent edge-of-your-seat crime drama that essentially defines a modern-day film noir movie. Rated: 8/10 May 22, 2024 Full Review Josh Bell Crooked Marquee Van Damme immerses himself in his world-weary character, but the rest of the movie is just another assembly-line DTV product. Rated: C May 21, 2024 Full Review Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.com “Darkness of Man” is stuck with cliched writing and flat visuals, going through the motions, unable to find the depths of gravitas Van Damme imagines himself reaching at times. Rated: D+ May 21, 2024 Full Review Emilie Black Cinema Crazed Darkness of Man is a good action thriller that may have less action than Van Damme fans have come to expect, but what is there is done well. The story works, most of the performances are good, and the cameos are fun. Rated: 4/5 May 21, 2024 Full Review Kevin N. Laforest Extra Beurre [Jean-Claude] Van Damme delivers a fully inhabited, melancholy performance. [Full review in French] May 20, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kevin M Set against the backdrop of a grim Los Angeles, the film weaves a complex narrative around Hatch's promise to a slain informant to protect her son, Jayden. As Hatch grapples with his own demons and the city's underworld, "Darkness of Man" delves into themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the cost of survival. While the film does not boast the high-octane action sequences of Van Damme's heyday, it compensates with a gritty atmosphere and a focus on character-driven storytelling. The noir elements are executed with a commendable finesse, adding layers to the plot and elevating the film above many of its DTV counterparts. Van Damme's performance is nuanced, showcasing his range beyond physical prowess. The supporting cast, including Emerson Min and Andrey Ivchenko, deliver solid performances that anchor the film's emotional core. The action, when it occurs, is well-staged, albeit less frequent than one might expect. The violence is visceral, with a raw edge that suits the film's darker tone. The cinematography and score complement the narrative, creating a cohesive and immersive viewing experience. In conclusion, "Darkness of Man" is a laudable effort that blends action with a moody, noir aesthetic. It may not reach the heights of Van Damme's classic works, but it stands as a testament to his enduring appeal and ability to adapt to the evolving landscape of action cinema. The substitles reminded me of JOHN WICK Substitles and the action was quite pleased, made me intense a little bit. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/24/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Darkness of Man

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      Synopsis Russell Hatch (Jean Claude Van Damme) is a washed up, former Interpol operative who vowed to protect the son of an informant killed years earlier in a raid gone wrong. When merciless street gangs start an all-out turf war and the kid is caught in the middle, Hatch will stop at nothing to keep him safe and fight anyone who gets in his way.
      Director
      James Cullen Bressack
      Producer
      Jessica Bennett, James Cullen Bressack, Jarrett Furst, Andre Relis
      Screenwriter
      Alethea Cho, James Cullen Bressack
      Distributor
      Saban Films
      Production Co
      Robotic Donut, VMI Worldwide, JCB Pictures, Sandaled Kid Productions
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual References|Language Throughout|Drug Content|Strong Violence)
      Genre
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 21, 2024
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Aspect Ratio
      Digital 2.39:1
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