Critic Consensus: Nightwatch loses much of what made its inspiration entertaining - and proves that when remaking a foreign film, hiring the original director is no guarantee of success.
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Critic Reviews for Nightwatch
The much-delayed thriller Nightwatch, a remake of a Danish film, has been collecting dust. The reason is apparent: It's dreadful,
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
A repellent parade of gore.
Audience Reviews for Nightwatch
If they would have just stuck to the Ewan McGregor being scared at work premise, this movie would have been so much better...cuz that was fantastic, scary, and funny! Unfortunately, they decided to try to add a strange storyline with Nick Nolte. Not a good decision...
There are some truly creepy moments in Nightwatch. This was a well made, nail biting thriller. Plot - "Martin Bells is a last year law student who takes a job as the night watchman in a medical examiner's building. Although most of the time he can catch up with his studying, every hour he has to make the rounds through the complex, including entering the morgue. There, recent murder victims are occasionally brought in by Inspector Cray, a gruff detective who's investigating a serial murder spree along with his partner, Bill Davis. Martin's girlfriend, Katherine, isn't crazy about his new job, while his pal and fellow law student, James Coleman, doesn't think that the job or either of their lives is that exciting anymore. Believing that they should live life on the edge, James gets Martin to agree to a "game" of challenges where either of the two will test the other's nerves and bravado. One of them involves soliciting a prostitute, Joyce, for various sexual and nonsexual activities. Soon, however, some strange events begin occurring in the morgue and Martin wonders if his friend is behind them, especially when the events make Martin look like the prime suspect for the serial murder spree. As things get progressively worse, Martin doesn't know whom to trust or whether the recent occurrences are just part of a game or are indeed real and potentially quite dangerous." The acting in this is good, but it's quite awkward. The dialogue is also a little strange, but all of this does not point to a bad movie. As a matter of fact it's what makes the movie so unique and stand out in a very good way. The scenes in the beginning when Martin is working at the medical building alone at night are extremely chilling and very eerie. This is the kind of "guess who done it" thriller that will have you guessing till the very end. Some bloody moments as well, and the killer plays a good ass psychopath. Great movie, I highly recommend it!
this movie wasnt memorable but it was interesting and had a strong cast.
|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!|