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Nightwatch

(1998)

Rated R for strong morbid violence, language, sexuality and some drug content.

R In Theaters 04/17/1998 , 101min.
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
Nightwatch is a seriously overcast B-movie with rote performances from everyone but Brolin, who gives James an edge of danger that says that if he isn't a killer, he will be. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
If not for Bornedal's stylish approach to the material and a couple of effectively chilling sequences, Nightwatch would have been a complete waste of time and effort. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Nightwatch quickly declines from creepy to silly. [17 Apr 1998] Full Review
Leonard Klady
Variety
The new outing - which retains the essential twists of the original, a hit overseas that was never released Stateside - has been physically enhanced with American production values and a marquee cast, but much of the earlier film's humanity and mordant humor have been lost in translation Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Nightwatch is a horror for reasons that have nothing to do with suspenseful moviemaking. Full Review

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