Nightwatch Poster

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: November 14th, 2000

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

Production Co: Dimension Films

Keywords: Dark, Doctor, Suspenseful, 1990s, Hospital, Pursuit, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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]

  • Danish writer-director Ole Bornedal delivers up a stylish thriller whose murky, shot-through-pond-scum cinematography is its most distinctive feature. show more

  • It's a visually effective and often scary film to watch, but the story is so leaky that we finally just give up. show more

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