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Dark Streets

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Dark Streets

Dark Streets

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
83 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/12/08
performer:
Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips, Elias Koteas, Izabella Miko
director:
Rachel Samuels
distributor:
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author:
80316
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

Dark Streets, a pre-WWII-set oddity, attempts to marry two faded genres: the musical and film noir. Mad Men‘s Gabriel Mann stars as a playboy investigating the supposed suicide of his father. Meanwhile, the fact that he owns a nightclub provides the excuse to feature some vibrantly choreographed, extravagantly costumed song-and-dance numbers. Alas, the flimsy plot — less a whodunit than an isn’t-it-screamingly- obvious-that-that-guy-done-it! — will have thriller fans singing the blues. C+

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