The Night Listener - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Night Listener Reviews

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 10, 2007
...effectively captures the essence of the novel without slavishly adhering to its every nuance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 19, 2007
A strange and creepy film about lonely people who are more than a little crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Otto
cinemaobsession.com
January 11, 2007
A small suspense-thriller to scratch your Hitchcockian itch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 5, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
September 23, 2006
The Night Listener is intriguing, thought-provoking and harrowing by turns, with fine central and supporting performances and a richly satisfying feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
September 23, 2006
You should find this watchable and moderately clever; it's just a shame that it tries to sound weighty about truth and love, instead of getting on with being scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Bullz-Eye.com
September 2, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
August 10, 2006
At only eighty-two minutes long, the film zips along--and keeps you guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
August 10, 2006
Director Patrick Stettner plays his cards close to his vest for much of the film ... going for suspenseful ambiguity, partly through including misleading scenes that might be considered cheating.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 9, 2006
It's the desolation of sadness stemming from the realization Noone's alone that's behind the search for a reality that perhaps doesn't exist that makes the film powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2006
The pacing and staging of the later scenes could use a little more electricity and momentum, and a little less restraint. Yet The Night Listener keeps you watching. And listening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
August 9, 2006
The Night Listener is a rather intense psychological character piece that keeps you on edge, as well as intrigued, with the promise of malevolence at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 8, 2006
"The Night Listener," a disturbing adults-only film, is anything but a mainstream fiilm.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 7, 2006
A quietly disturbing and effectively haunting little gem.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 6, 2006
It's worth seeing for the performances, but it's something to go in with low expectations on the plot itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 6, 2006
...a small, grown-up movie for people who want a breather from all the current blockbusters, cartoons, and dumb comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 6, 2006
It's unlike anything else out now, and Williams, to his credit and our immense relief, has for the moment foresworn his usual giddiness in favor of a muted, hunched acting style that befits both the character of Noone and the overall tone of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
August 6, 2006
In Patrick Stettner's confident direction, with Lisa Rinzler's ominous-to-spooky cinematography, Williams and Collette carry off a fine visual realization of what is essentially a theater-of-the-mind piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
August 5, 2006
A quiet, measured and resolutely unnerving mystery, The Night Listener is one of the year's most assuredly intelligent releases.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

Irish Times
January 5, 2007

Film Ireland Magazine
September 29, 2006
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 6, 2006

Baltimore Sun
August 5, 2006
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 5, 2006
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