Dark Streets

2008

Dark Streets

Critics Consensus

Dark Streets is a film noir musical that's too gimmicky for its own good.

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A naïve playboy investigating the suspicious death of his wealthy father finds his charmed life as owner of the hottest nightclub in town suddenly spiraling into disaster in this shadowy film noir fever dream from director Rachel Samuels. Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips, Izabella Miko, and Elias Koteas headline the film, which features music by Aaron Neville, Etta James, Dr. John, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, and more.

Cast

Gabriel Mann
as Chaz Davenport
Bijou Phillips
as Crystal Labelle
Izabella Miko
as Maddie Bonderont
Elias Koteas
as The Lieutenant
Michael Fairman
as Nathaniel Davenport
Toledo
as Prince Royale

Critic Reviews for Dark Streets

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (29)

  • An unwieldy combination of film noir and film musical, Dark Streets doesn't manage to be effective on either level.

    Dec 22, 2008
  • Dark Streets has atmosphere coming out its ears, but not much going on between them.

    Dec 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/5
  • I love musicals, but I'd be hard-pressed to recommend this curiosity.

    Dec 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Dark Streets lost me early, real early, like still-adjusting-my-eyes-in-a-dark-theater early: Welcome to the blues, growls the entertainer with the mohawk and the full-length ringmaster gown.

    Dec 12, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Rachel Samuels' thin, affected jazz-age noir Dark Streets is worse than most, grafting an indifferent series of twists and double-crosses onto a blues-nightclub backdrop that overwhelms the foreground.

    Dec 11, 2008 | Rating: C-

    Scott Tobias

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  • It's a lovingly souped-up incarnation of the film-noir look, contains well-staged and performed musical numbers, and has a lot of cigarettes, tough tootsies, bad guys and shadows. What it doesn't have is a story that pulls us along.

    Dec 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dark Streets

  • Dec 12, 2009
    I got through the first 15 minutes and I commend you if you were able to watch past that...
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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