Press Clippings

**** Excellent
© Film Threat
Doug Brunell
December 4, 2008

This is not the perfect film, but Brian Luna is perfect for the role of The Messenger. He is the character. The casting director should receive some sort of award because he or she could not have picked a better actor.

The rest of the film isn't quite as good as Luna, but it holds its own.

The Messenger, who goes by names like Taco and Pepe, is trying to become an agent. More specifically, he's trying to get into the Junior Agent program. (I don't know if such a thing exists, but if it does it is the saddest sounding program I have ever heard of.) Unfortunately, the three asshole agents he delivers coke for can't see past their racism. When the Messenger's friend enters the picture, everything changes as the agents have found him, a blind man, to be the perfect mule. Now Messenger has to decide whether or not to risk his friendship for a shot at the "perfect" job. Or does he?

There is a twist to "In the Dark," and it's not one that is readily apparent. It's also a twist that could have failed horribly, yet doesn't. Sure there are flaws, but it's hard to pinpoint one deal breaker as there are multiple ways of reading the scenes leading up to the reveal. It can't be called brilliant, but it is close.