The Radio Times logo
We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

Dark Crimes

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Alexandros Avranas
  • 88 mins
  • 18

Summary

A detective becomes suspicious of an author when the incidents described in his hit novel resemble the inner-workings of an unsolved murder. Thriller, starring Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Advertisement
Powered By
IMDB

Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Jim Carrey plays it serious and sombre in this murky and messy thriller shot in Poland. Well out of his comedy comfort zone, the star is barely recognisable as a bearded Polish cop whose obsession with a career-ruining cold case is rewarded when a novel about a sadistic sex club uncannily describes the murder, making the writer (Marton Csokas) the prime suspect for the dour (and dourer) detective. Csokas (The Bourne Supremacy, The Equalizer) makes a suitably hissable adversary as the arrogant author, but little tension is extracted from their battle of wills. Charlotte Gainsbourg displays vulnerability as a former sex worker who knows something about the case, but Carrey remains an emotional black hole throughout. It's a pity as the former King of Comedy has demonstrated plenty of dramatic range in the past in The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Sadly, Dark Crimes can't be added to that stellar back catalogue.

How to watch

Loading

Streaming

Credits

Cast

rolename
TadekJim Carrey
KasiaCharlotte Gainsbourg
KozlowMarton Csokas
MalinowskaKati Outinen
PiotrVlad Ivanov
MartaAgata Kulesza

Crew

rolename
DirectorAlexandros Avranas

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
Advertisement
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content