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Gardens of the Night

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Ferociously queasy-making for its first half before flatlining into banality, Damian Harris’s part-brilliant, part-boring look at child abuse outlines the emotional trajectory and psychological fallout of a young life, from suburban innocent to urban gutter trash. But the opening hour is harrowing in a way few films dare: To watch the terrified young Leslie (Ryan Simpkins) receive platitudes of affection from her doughy goofball kidnapper (Arnold) as he peddles her flesh is to witness stomach-churning evil.
Written by Stephen Garrett

Cast and crew

  • Director:Damian Harris
  • Screenwriter:Damian Harris
  • Cast:
    • Tom Arnold
    • Gillian Jacobs
    • Evan Ross
    • Ryan Simpkins
    • John Malkovich
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