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      The Dark Valley

      2014 1h 55m Drama List
      33% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 67% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In 19th-century Austria, war erupts between a traveler (Sam Riley) and a local family after one of their members dies under mysterious circumstances. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Joel Wicklund Chicago Reader Riley gives a sensitive performance as the iconic stranger, but director Andreas Prochaska (a TV veteran who has edited some of Michael Haneke's work) shows less assurance with his film's relentlessly brooding tone. Dec 3, 2015 Full Review Jessica Kiang The Playlist Centered on an uninvolving hero, and proceeding in unsurprising ways, the film's cinematographic competence can't compensate for an overwhelming sense of "ok, and?" to the whole endeavor. Rated: C Feb 14, 2014 Full Review Vladan Petkovic Cineuropa The dark atmosphere is complemented by some fairly effective gory deaths, but the film frequently goes over the top in its seriousness and intensity. Aug 19, 2020 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Captures a rather poetic ambience, even as it manages to neglect both its protagonist and rather garish details that skews the film into horror film territory. Rated: 3/5 Jul 9, 2019 Full Review Alberto Abuรญn Espinof A western true to the spirit of the genre. [Full review in Spanish] Jun 27, 2016 Full Review Stefan Pape HeyUGuys This takes itself far too seriously and suffers greatly as a result. Rated: 2/5 Feb 17, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kevin C A very unique take on a western movie, but set in the Austrian Alps. A brooding, slow burn, the contrast to traditional westerns is fascinating, and there's an amazing performance by Sam Riley. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Brent M This was an intense, taut revenge western with unforgettable casting, particularly of the protagonist and the villains. The scenery was haunting, realistic and raw. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/18/23 Full Review Craig M I would say, "Don't miss it," as the story and mood worked for me. However, for those reviewers here who gave it a chance but did not like it, I see their point, for them, and you should heed their perspectives. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review Blue eyed Fox I know that Rotten Tomatoes got it Wrong!. This is a great movie ๐ŸŽฅ it held my attention ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/10/23 Full Review Nick R An Austrian Western - who knew something so obscure would be so good? Absolutely fantastic film, assuming you like Westerns. If you do, this is about as good as they get. Revenge is a dish best served very, very, very cold (and preferably in the deep snow). My only beef was with the musical score, which could have done with some work. Otherwise, this is a film I go back to often and enjoy more and more each time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I've read lots of criticism regarding this movie, but I just can't agree with most of it. First off, I would never label the protagonist as "uninvolving". Whilst not exactly being well characterized, the protagonist sure does enough to get you interested in whatever it's going on. I'd also like to say that, whilst having a plot that is not too uncommon amongst others of this genre, this movie still manages to feel very different thanks to its setting and the way its unfolding is handled. Most of all, this movie can be appreciated for feeling really unique, which is something that can't be said for even some of the top rated ones of the same genre. After watching all of the classics by Sergio Leone, I wanted to taste something a bit different, and that's exactly it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In 19th-century Austria, war erupts between a traveler (Sam Riley) and a local family after one of their members dies under mysterious circumstances.
      Director
      Andreas Prochaska
      Producer
      Stefan Arndt, Helmut Grasser
      Screenwriter
      Andreas Prochaska, Martin Ambrosch
      Production Co
      Allegro Filmproduktions GmbH, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH - Berlin
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 55m
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