Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Dark City - Review

A man wakes up in a bath in a dingy hotel with no recollection of who he is and a murdered woman in the bedroom. Fleeing the crime scene, he scours the nightmarish, Escher-esque city for the truth about himself, love, and why the sun never shines. 

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However, dark forces at work behind the scenes have no intention of letting him uncover their secrets.

Despite being named by the renowned critic Roger Ebert as the best film of 1998, this complex, enthralling science-fiction thriller was overlooked on release and then eclipsed by the explosive bombast of The Matrix the year after, which trod startlingly similar ground (albeit with the subtlety of a jackboot) and even used Dark City’s leftover sets.


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