Crisply directed, scripted with gems of hardboiled lines and superbly paced, it's a film of darkness and light that ends up in the snowy mountains of Wyoming...
The kind of pedigreed pulp that gets left off greatest-genre-hits lists yet still inspires motormouthed overpraising from directorial enthusiasts.
| Original Score: 3/5
Not only a nifty late noir but a model of economical filmmaking -- well-sketched atmosphere, deft characterizations, and a 78-minute running time.
In spite of that tantalizing potential, Nightfall will always just be a promising B picture.
| Original Score: 3/4
Uneven thriller with some fine set pieces and beautiful photography.
A minor film compared to Out of the Past, perhaps, but no less gripping.
Review Another impressive addition to Tourneur's filmography, and yet another noir with a cynical glint in its exquisite eye.
Splendid adaptation by Stirling Silliphant of David Goodis's 1947 novel.
| Original Score: B+