John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel to find he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. His memories have vanished and even his beautiful wife, Emma (Jennifer Connelly) has become estranged from him. So begins a quest to unravel the mysteries of his pact; a quest that will take him into a fiendish underworld where he is relentlessly pursued by the police and a gang of shadow-like beings known as the Strangers and where only the sinister Doctor Schreber (Keifer Sutherland) is able to help him.
- Dark City review by 'Loopmusic'
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Excellent performances from the cast make this an eeiree film full of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The story of a higher force controlling our lives is obviously a familiar one thanks to the Matrix but this film was out the year before the Matrix and this is a far darker version of a chilling story.
A film-stealing performance from Keifer Sutherland
The year before The Matrix was released and its sizeable influence since, I had the pleasure of seeing Dark City in the local cinema. Despite sinking without a trace, I'm pleased that many of us who did see the film, remembered the unique imagination it showed. So the opportunity to pick up the film in blu ray was too good to miss. This world is far from what it seems and those who live out their days on the surface are unaware of the real purpose of their existance. A very dark, gritty science fiction film that deserves your attention. Perhaps Kiefer Sutherland's best performance in a movie to date and Jennifer Connelly in an early role. It really has everything and this blu ray edition contains the theatrical and director versions, both very different. Much of the extra content concerns the issues bringing the film to the big screen and being given the go ahead. While other critics reflect on why it was overlooked, when clearly it deserved better.