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Night Catches Us

Rated R for language, some sexuality and violence.

R In Theaters 12/3/2010 , 90min.
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Viewer Score
99%
Viewer score based on 186 ratings
65%
Critic score based on 18 reviews

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March 26, 2011
DHATTON44
Beautifully done - I'd watch it again and again.
December 16, 2010
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December 11, 2010
Jweathersa
Wonderful acting. Bittersweet love story very well told.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Ms. Hamilton tells a modest, complex story with admirable clarity and nuance. That her film is so quiet, so evidently invested in contemplation rather than confrontation, gives it power as well as insight. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Making a remarkable feature debut, Hamilton distinguishes herself more as a filmmaker than as a screenwriter. While she elicits smoldering performances from Mackie and Washington, the movie around them is rather diffuse. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
"Night" never quite coalesces into the forceful drama it hopes to be. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Merits admiration as an ambitious debut feature, though the impact of its splendid cast is blunted by the awkward structure of its screenplay. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Night Catches Us surges awkwardly in its latter third, suddenly aware that a promising setup isn't enough. Regardless, here is an honorable attempt to address a complex chapter of African-American pride, one that's usually hidden under hairdos and wah-wah pedals. Full Review

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