• Night Catches Us (2010)

Night Catches Us

Release Date: December 3rd, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2011

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When ex-Black Panther Marcus (Anthony Mackie) returns to Philadelphia for the funeral of his father, he knows it's not going to be an easy visit. Many of his old radical friends, including "DoRight" Miller (Jamie Hector), still believe that Marcus was responsible for the death of a Panther leader right before he took off. While trying to convince everyone he's not a snitch, Marcus rekindles his relationship with Patricia (Kerry Washington), the widow of the slain leader.

Cast: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector, Wendell Pierce, Jamara Griffin, Amari Cheatom, Jann Ellis, Damali Mason

Director: Tanya Hamilton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Gigantic Pictures

Keywords: Gritty, Rivalry, 1970s, Transformation, Love interest, Escape, Father, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling 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

  • 70
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    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 OrangeMovieline

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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