Average Rating: 4.6/10
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Like The Vanishing (1988 and 1993), Nightwatch is an English-language version of a foreign-made film with the original director hired to remake his own movie. Ole Bornedal was the writer-director of the suspenseful 1994 thriller, Nattevagten, which had no U.S. release immediately on the heels of its success in Denmark. For the second time around, Bornedal directed, but Steven Soderbergh wrote a new script based on Bornedal's original film. Both were produced by Michael Obel. Nattevagten was
Apr 17, 1998 Limited
Nov 14, 2000
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creepy and effective
Saddled with a nominally respectable cast and given a theatrical release, its cliched story and gratuitous nastiness leave a bad taste.
Atmospheric thriller, but ultimately far-fetched and unsatisfying
the director makes excellent use of the Cinemascope frame and some disturbing sound effects (such as the amplified flapping of moths' wings) to show how our hero is overwhelmed by his cold, spacious workplace.
Audience Reviews for Nightwatch
- Martin Bells: Wise men sy he will choose darkness, for it is easier to destroy the light within himself than to fight the darkness without.
- Martin Bells: All I have to do is sit on my ass and read a book!
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