I'm an enormous fan of Jeremy Saulnier. He's solidified himself as one of my favorite directors due to how absolutely solid his last two films were, they're among my favorite films of all time. If you enjoy Jeremy's directing, you'll definitely enjoy this film as well. Jeremy's strengths are at their strongest here. Unrelenting, Unexpected and unforgiving violence. Breathtaking cinematography. Nerve wracking suspense, and his ability to completely subvert expectations are all extremely present and shining. Him and Macon Blair's "less is more" writing works great with the dark and dreadful atmosphere surrounding the film. I wholeheartedly disagree that the film was slow in any way. Although the pacing is occasionally inconsistent, I was never once bored and constantly within Saulnier's grip through each and every scene. Personally, my only real issue is that "less is more" seems to be a tactic also applied to the story itself, creating more questions than answers and leading to a conclusion that wasn't quite as satisfying as it probably needed to be. Hold The Dark is a gorgeous, original and highly ambitious thriller, with tension ridden scenes that are sure to thrill and chill.
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Hold the Dark (2018)
After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.
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Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the pleading of Medora Slone, a young mother whose son was killed by a pack of wolves. As Core attempts to help Medora track down the wolves who took her son, a strange and dangerous relationship develops between the two lonely souls. But when Medora's husband Vernon returns home from the Iraq War, the news of his child's death ignites a violent chain of events. As local cop, Donald Marium, races to stop Vernon's vengeful rampage, Core is forced on a perilous odyssey into the heart of darkness.
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What's inside that screen... It gets in you.Reviewed byryansalamenceVote: 8/10
The basic premise of Jeremy Saulnier's adaptation of Hold the Dark takes place in Alaska where wolf expert Russell Core has arrived to investigate the disappearance of a child claimed by his mother to have been taken from the very animal Core studies. From there Core discovers that the wolves may be the least of his concern.
The film is interesting through its dark atmospheric tone and gorgeous yet haunting cinematography of the wild landscape. As with any other of his, the violence is very sudden and brutal. It sneaks up behind you and leaves you in gasp from the site of it. While the body count is way higher and on a much bigger canvas, it lacks the self-contained momentum of Green Room and Blue Ruin. The pacing felt very inconsistent at times especially as it seems it never quiet matches the shocking shootout scene that happens in the middle act. Both Jeffrey Wright and Alexander Skarsgard get to show great character work in their performances. Wright shows Core as a man whom is sympathetic towards wolves as he sees their behaviour isn't intentionally evil but is disturbed and often times terrified of what horrifying acts human beings themselves do throughout the story. And Skarsgard as the missing boy's veteran father Vernon brings an intensity and intimidating presence while still conveying there is still a little bit of humanity left in him to understand his motivations. While the characters are certainly compelling, the vaguely defined supernatural element makes the story's direction feel too plot heavy and less compelling. The story is very much an exploration of how human behaviour can be more vicious then nature itself. While the conclusion makes sense thematically, it can feel anti-climatic depending on how much you are invested in the themes.
Hold the Dark I wouldn't call a disappointment but does not live up to the quality of his past films. It still has some really good scenes that are still worth watching.
"No Country for Old Men" meet "Fargo" meet "Wind River"
I'm one of the fanclub of jeremy saulnier work (i very loved GREEN ROOM) and this movie is not disappointed. the 8 minutes shootout scene is insane and bloody, the character of alexander skarsg?rd playing is so scary, the many realistic gore and brutal bloody and death of some characters.
ranked of his film : GREEN ROOM > BLUE RUIN > HOLD THE DARK > MURDER PARTY