Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) Reviews

July 22, 2019
The Night Porter is unsatisfactory and remarkably uneven. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 16, 2008
Not rich in plausability of plot or character development, but tonally interesting in places.
July 16, 2008
People can read artistic significance into anything and lots of people have read gobs of it into this, but it is a silly movie with lots of perverse sex and no redeeming values, artistic or otherwise.
July 16, 2008
With a little application and imagination I suppose one might read themes of political and philosophical import into this work, but Cavani's style remains stupidly literal and gaga.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Somewhere along the way, the film's handling of serious themes, and its attempts to examine the Nazi legacy in terms of repression and guilt, both sexual and political, get lost amid all the self-conscious decadence.
May 9, 2005
The movie's visual virtues are negated by infinite absurdities -- particularly by the sentimentality with which the director views this luckless couple.
October 23, 2004
The Night Porter is as nasty as it is lubricious, a despicable attempt to titillate us by exploiting memories of persecution and suffering.
August 6, 2002
This undignified film couldn't quite get past all the sleaze it dredged up.