Night Shift Reviews
Extra half a star for the manic performance from a young Michael Keaton. I am so glad that MK is back!
Henry Winkler is quite the star to watch and this is the start of Michael Keaton's claim to fame, he's so ridiculously upbeat and insane in his own way
of course this movie doesn't overstep itself when it comes to girls turning tricks; it does address the stress of the job, the competition people face, and the dyer complications that arise from it
for an 80's sex comedy there's still a fair amount of heaviness and lightheartedness to go with it
it's also quite the early starting point for famous director Ron Howard
plenty of sight gags and silliness
Henry Winkler and Shelley Long hold their ground pretty well here, but the highlight of the film is Michael Keaton who really keeps the film moving. You can't take your eyes off of him, whether you like his character or not.
This is a great effort by Ron Howard and not a film that most people will hate, as it also gives us solid character development--especially with Winkler's character. The script is acceptable and the music is a great mark of the times. While the characters in this film are very often stressed out and distraught, Night Shift brings you back to a much simpler decade.
Twizard Rating: 81
For sentimental reasons
Watched it repeatedly in high school
Michael Keaton's first film
I still repeat lines thirty years later -
"You like music kid?"