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Very good, though not great, new angle on WWII

By Michael Harbour on March 24, 2012

“In Darkness” chronicles the lives of a group of Jews hiding in the sewers of Lvov, Poland during WWII and the the antisemitic, opportunistic sewer worker who accepts payment to help them. The performances are good, if tending a bit toward stereotypes. There are a lot of great scenes which delve into details of life both under and above ground. There are, unfortunately, also times when the movie “looks away” and misses opportunities for greater power in its story. It’s a fairly long movie, but left me wanting more – more detail and more time really experiencing (in cinematic terms) the plight of these characters. “In Darkness” misses being a great movie but remains a very good one.