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Dark City (1998) - Movie Details

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Sci-Fi Crime Suspense
85 min.

John Murdoch awakens in a strange hotel room, not knowing who he is or how he got there. But people know his name, and he soon learns that he also has a wife... And is wanted for a series of brutal murders. He is pursued by Detective Bumstead but his real fear lies in his other hunters, the so-called Strangers. As he quickly realizes, they are not bound by the state of being that humans... Full synopsis »

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More than a year before The Matrix awed audiences with its complicated and confusing world of non-reality, there was Dark City, which almost certainly can be called an older sibling to its much more popular predecessor. If the writers of The Matrix never saw Dark City, then they must think alike, because these movies are so similar in essence that sometimes it is hard to tell them apart. While The Matrix is much more stylish in its action sequences and its world is based in a computer, it is set in a dark and dreary world where things are not what they seem. So is Dark City. In The Matrix, there is one man able to harness the powers of the human race's "masters." There is one in Dark City. And not until the very end, in both movies, does that character fully realize the extent of which they can go... Full movie review »
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