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Dark Night is a 2016 American drama film directed by Tim Sutton. It is based on the 2012 Aurora shooting.[2][3] It was screened in the Horizions section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.[4]

Dark Night
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Film poster
Directed byTim Sutton
Produced byAlexandra Byer
William Brent Bell
Written byTim Sutton
William Brent Bell
David Barrett
Stanton Barrett
StarringRobert Jumper
Paul Wesley
Stephen Amell
James Harvey Ward
Anna Rose Hopkins
Marnette Patterson
Alex Mckenna
Music byMaica Armata
CinematographyHélène Louvart
Stanton Barrett
Edited byJeanne Applegate
David Barrett
Release date
  • January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24) (Sundance)
Running time
85 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States




On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 60% based on 47 reviews, and an average rating of 5.9/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Dark Night's narrative coherence isn't always on par with its visual beauty, but for patient viewers, it adds up to an absorbing, thought-provoking, and thoroughly singular statement."[5] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6]


  1. ^ Debruge, Peter (January 24, 2016). "Sundance Film Review: 'Dark Night'". Variety. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sundance Review: Tim Sutton's Haunting 'Dark Night' Is A Chilling Prelude To Violence". IndieWire. January 25, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Dark Night 2017 Trailer and Review Six Strangers Intersect - Movies Reviews". Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "La Biennale di Venezia - Orizzonti". Archived from the original on October 4, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dark Night (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dark Night Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 8, 2018.

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