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Night Shift (1982)

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Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 0

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Movie Info

Two nighttime morgue attendants become "love brokers" for a group of hookers who have lost their pimp. Keaton is very funny in his first film!

R,

Documentary, Comedy, Special Interest

Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

Jun 5, 2001

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (1) | DVD (3)

Likeable.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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This is a halfway funny movie, one that's got loads of good gags in its first half and nothing but trouble in its second.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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This isn't as snappily directed or as caustically conceived as the subsequent Risky Business, which has a similar theme, but it's arguably just as sexy and almost as funny.

March 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Oft fun comedy noted for its boost to Michael Keaton's career; early Ron Howard direction.

October 23, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Winkler turns in the best performance of his career, and Keaton is wonderful.

February 5, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

'Love brokers!' Still Michael Keaton's best role.

October 28, 2005
Film Threat

This early Ron Howard comedy has no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments thanks to Michael Keaton's unforgettable screen debut as manic wildman Bill Blazejowski.

October 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Keaton's first major role marked him for stardom; and also added to Howard's newly forming directorial stature.

November 16, 2004
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Howard's first great film. Should have made Winkler a movie star, but alas....

December 12, 2003
Greenwich Village Gazette

When Michael Keaton's onscreen it's wildly entertaining.

September 18, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Dated comedy offers very little in the chuckle department, with even less in narrative obstruction, but remains interesting only for the early work of now-famed director Ron Howard.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Night Shift

Picture Risky Business in a morgue. Night Shift is funny and has the best message, everyone is their own pimp.
January 18, 2011
theylovealexis

Super Reviewer

A very funny movie with an interesting cast, I really liked it.
January 12, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

I loved this film when I was little and I still do. Mr. Winkler should be in more films instead of doing pantomime in Wimbledom!
October 2, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Good-natured comedy as well as Henry Winkler and director Ron Howard reteam again since TV's Happy Days.
October 23, 2006
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