Jim Carrey has made his return to acting in Dark Crimes, a movie which features him in a very dramatic and dark role. Sounds like a recipe for success, right? Wrong. According to the critics, anyway. The movie currently sits at a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing this article, and we’ve got the reviews for you down below.
New York Observer: The screenplay teeters between depraved and confusing (“Truth is what you make it. Reality is perception.”) Say what?
Chicago Sun Times: Source material with great dramatic potential. Talented director and screenwriter. Intriguing cast. That’s a promising menu – but the end product leaves a sour taste.
New York Times: A good story gets stuck in a puddle of mood in “Dark Crimes,” a film that strays from its fascinating source – a real-life murder case – into a less successful attempt at noir.
New York Post: That this exercise in vulgarity was made at all is shameful.
LA Times: Carrey’s quietly exacting, uncharacteristic performance, though not qualifying as a saving grace, hints at some promising new career directions in the same manner Robin Williams successfully tapped a darker side with “One Hour Photo.”
AV Club: A few words should be said about Carrey’s performance: It may be the worst dramatic acting of his career, a charmless cartoon of self-repression.
Blu-Ray.com: “Dark Crimes” has Carrey, who seems like he’s auditioning for an HBO procedural, but the rest of the movie is motionless when it isn’t baffling.
JoBlo: A lurid, boring mess.
Well, alrighty then! It could end up being a good movie, you never know. But normally, for that to happen, there has to be some type of divide from people who have watched it, and in the case of this movie – no one that has reviewed it has liked it. Not one person.
If you’re interested, the movie is currently available on streaming devices and on-demand platforms.
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