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The Night Of The Hunter

(1992)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 05/13/1992 , 96min.
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Variety
This start for Gregory as producer and Laughton as director is rich in promise but the completed product, bewitching at times, loses sustained drive via too many offbeat touches that have a misty effect. Full Review
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
An enduring masterpiece--dark, deep, beautiful, aglow. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
This is the only film Laughton ever directed, and he packed it with a mixture of eerie chills, ingenious suspense, and absurdist humor. It's a genuine classic. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Part fairy tale and part bogeyman thriller -- a juicy allegory of evil, greed and innocence, told with an eerie visual poetry. Full Review
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
Laughton understood Agee's proximity to Grimm vaudeville, and fashioned the most intensely expressionistic movie of its day. Full Review

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