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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hamilton manifests her vision of what politics can do to individual thinking with subtlety and sophistication. Remember her name. She's a genuine find. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Suffers from some of the deficiencies common to first features. It is sincere and earnest but the product of an assumption that the milieu itself is compelling enough to command an audience's attention. show more

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 75
    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. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    "Night" never quite coalesces into the forceful drama it hopes to be. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The movie evokes its time and place so potently that it almost doesn't matter that Hamilton's script proves unequal to her vision. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Most successful are the scenes involving Marcus and Iris, a 10-year-old girl who grew up fatherless and watchful of her tumultuous surroundings. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film leads to no showy conclusion, no spectacular climax. It is about movement possible within the soul even in difficult times. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Surely the gentlest American film ever made about home-grown revolutionaries. show more

  • 63
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    It represents the rare lead role for Mackie, and he seizes the opportunity, convincingly playing the part of a soft-spoken former Black Panther. show more

  • March 26, 2011 DHATTON44
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    Beautifully done - I'd watch it again and again.

  • December 11, 2010 Julia
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    Wonderful acting. Bittersweet love story very well told.

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