A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

2014

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Critics Consensus

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night blends conventional elements into something brilliantly original -- and serves as a striking calling card for writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour.

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Reviews Counted: 125

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75%
Average Rating: 3.8/5

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The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. (C) Kino

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Critic Reviews for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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  • Like a mosaic of shimmering fragments that do not compose a bigger picture, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature brims with stylised qualities that have been prioritised over story and characters.

    May 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/5
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a vampire film (No! Wait! Come back!) in genre only.

    May 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

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  • This film is just occasionally a bit too cool for school - but mostly just cool enough, which is very cool.

    May 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Cool, supremely confident ...

    Feb 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Combing horror, film noir and westerns, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is a refreshing take on vampire lore.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Like no movie you've ever seen.

    Jan 22, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Artsy fartsy at its "best", nicely filmed and with some interesting choices of music, but with no plot to speak of and several scenes that just keep dragging on. Yawn.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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Brilliant. I loved everything about it. So beautifully filmed.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

The kind of failed artsy horror pulp Western in which even the stunning moments help make it feel all the more pretentious, silly and empty, and there is nothing more ridiculous than an Iranian feminist vampire wearing a chador - is that supposed to be ironic or just stupid?

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Brilliantly shot in black and white, "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" is an impressive film playing less on black-and-white morality than on the many shades of gray inhabiting that black-and-white world. The film has great cinematography and Sheila Vand delivers a haunting performance as the vampire. It is a cool, edgy and intelligent re-imagining of the vampire genre, reminding me in many ways of "Kiss of The Damned" (2013). It's well worth watching if you are willing to see a dramatic, character-driven vampire movie that plays down the traditional horror and gore.

Christian C
Christian C

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