New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of February 27, 2015
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The Hunting Ground could have been a series of disturbing statistics and personal stories, but the directors know that it is the survivors who are trying to enact change who will inspire viewers to support the action needed to make…
The cast members are all exceptional; while the movie's incredible roster of acting talent suggests an ensemble piece, the structure of the movie patiently presents a series of scenes between two or three characters.
Without compelling characters, worthwhile performances, or superficially arresting aesthetic pleasures, the only thing of interest in Out of the Dark is its thematic concern with suppressed third-world citizens.
Its considerable satisfactions, though, come mainly from the way the story is told, which spells nothing out, and in fact is so reticent that the viewer is constantly drawn into the creation of meaning.