Dark Tourist

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"He Goes to Dark Places..."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 5.0  (1,180)
  • 40

Dark Tourist is a 2012 psychological thriller drama directed by Suri Krishnamma and written by Frank John Hughes. It stars Melanie Griffith, Michael Cudlitz and Pruitt Taylor Vince in the lead roles. The movie follows the journey of Jim, a man who works as a security guard at a low-rent hotel. He is a man who is fascinated by death and violence, and who travels to notorious sites of tragedy and disaster around the world. Jim heavily documents his travels with a camcorder, and spends much of his time in these places alone, seemingly without regard for his own safety.

Jim's latest trip takes him to New Orleans, the site of a devastating Hurricane Katrina, where he encounters Betsy, a prostitute played by Melanie Griffith. Despite Betsy's tired and jaded demeanor, she sparks something in Jim, and he starts to open up to her in ways that he has rarely done before. As he continues on his travels, Jim finds himself becoming more and more reckless, moving from one dangerous location to another with a newfound sense of urgency.

As Jim's behavior becomes more erratic and his travels take him to ever more dangerous places across the globe - from a hotel where a mass shooting occurred to a site where a bomb was detonated - it becomes clear that his obsession with seeing and filming tragedy first-hand is driving him to the brink of madness.

The film is a character study of one man's descent into isolation, obsession and morbidity. In terms of tone, Dark Tourist is a bleak and unsettling film, exploring themes of trauma and obsession, and the human desire to confront and gaze upon pain and suffering. The film's distinctive visual style, moody soundtrack and strong performances contribute to a tense and haunting atmosphere.

Melanie Griffith portrays Betsy with a restrained and emotionally vulnerable performance, capturing the character's sense of disillusionment and vulnerability. Michael Cudlitz delivers a convincingly twisted portrayal of a man falling into the abyss of his own obsession, and Pruitt Taylor Vince expertly plays Jim's placid and unassuming personality.

Overall, Dark Tourist is a bleak and intense drama that explores the troubled psyche of an individual fixated on the macabre. It's a film that will engage those who are fascinated by human behavior and our darker impulses, and will leave you thinking long after the credits have rolled.

Dark Tourist is a 2012 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0 and a MetaScore of 40.

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