Color of Night Reviews

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David Parkinson
Radio Times
May 17, 2013
This is so awful it can't be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 17, 2013
You thought brawny Bruce Willis couldn't play a brainy psychologist? You were right.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 17, 2013
The killer may find his target, but Color of Night fails to hit the nail on the head by a frustrating margin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 17, 2013
The Color of Night tries for the same mix of black humor and clever plotting, but misses by a wide margin. It'll have you laughing at it, not with it, and if you pay the full $6, it'll have you, well, seeing red.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Film4
May 17, 2013
A clear contender for Turkey of the Year made even more risible by much pretentious psychobabble.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 17, 2013
The director, and a few of the performers, make every effort to play against the material, hoping it will somehow emerge as sophisticated camp, but their efforts are futile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 17, 2013
The artfully superficial relationship between Bill and Rose works to the plot's advantage.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 17, 2013
I'm tempted to go ahead and explain just exactly how transparent -- and implausible -- this mystery is. But then I don't want to spoil it for people who are even worse than I am at this sort of thing. People like Forrest Gump.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
May 17, 2013
Worst of all, the film never develops much suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 17, 2013
Mundane sex scenes, a standard L.A. car chase and Bakula's outrageously gory death scene (which plays like an unintentional parody) are all part of the predictable script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 17, 2013
The plot gets so convoluted and farfetched that you still may be scratching your head after the denouement, but you probably won't be bored.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
May 17, 2013
It's a psycho-erotic thriller with more twists and shocks than the rattlesnake which, at one point, leaps out at star Bruce Willis-from a location we won't describe. (It would spoil one of the several dozen surprises.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 17, 2013
Color of Night and North represent the nadir of Willis' plummeting film career. He can be a most engaging talent; his script selection of late has been awful.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
A deliriously brain-dead erotic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Color of Night is a knuckleheaded thriller that means to get a rise out of audiences but will merely make them see red.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This -- another of Willis's crimes against celluloid -- is a special kind of bad.
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
January 20, 2006
A tawdry yet tepid sexual psychological thriller that feels very atmospheric in its proposed mystiqueness.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
A very guilty pleasure. Entertaining trash.
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 26, 2005
A misfire
| Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
Atmospheric but empty
| Original Score: 2/5
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