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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Law student Martin Bells (Ewan McGregor) needs to make some money, and so he takes a side job as a night watchman in a morgue. He thinks he'll have time to study, but with a serial killer on the loose -- one with a propensity for necrophilia -- he has to be more alert than ever. While at work, Martin starts putting together the clues and realizes that the police, including Inspector Thomas Cray (Nick Nolte), have good reason to make him their prime suspect.

Cast: Ewan McGregor , Nick Nolte , Josh Brolin , Patricia Arquette , Alix Koromzay , Lauren Graham , John C. Reilly , Brad Dourif

Director: Ole Bornedal

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Miramax Films

Nightwatch (1998)

Release Date: April 17th, 1998|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's rough when it works and rough when it doesn't. Much of the first hour is made up of slow patches, while the last 20 minutes are ugly and terrifying. show more

  • 38
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    It's dreadful, despite a solid cast that includes art-house heartthrob Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette and Josh Brolin. [17 Apr 1998] show more

  • 63
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Nightwatch is more stylish and well-plotted than your typical slasher film, but it doesn't quite stand out in a world where the horrific has become routine. [17 Apr 1998] show more

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