“Midway through Hold the Dark, a gun battle breaks out between a disgruntled resident of a rural Alaskan settlement and the local police.
“What starts out as a siege turns into a spectacle, with automatic weapons blazing, cars exploding, and blood flying in every direction.
“It’s the kind of showdown that would provoke instant national attention in real life, but in the world of the director Jeremy Saulnier, it’s just another day in America.
“The film cuts from this carnage to two of its participants drinking wine and collecting themselves afterward, chatting as if they just had a tough day at the office.”
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