Nightfall Reviews

June 9, 2010
The kind of pedigreed pulp that gets left off greatest-genre-hits lists yet still inspires motormouthed overpraising from directorial enthusiasts.
June 8, 2010
Not only a nifty late noir but a model of economical filmmaking -- well-sketched atmosphere, deft characterizations, and a 78-minute running time.
January 26, 2006
A minor film compared to Out of the Past, perhaps, but no less gripping.
May 31, 2019
Jacques Tourneur has great fun playing with and subverting noir tropes.
August 11, 2010
Crisply directed, scripted with gems of hardboiled lines and superbly paced, it's a film of darkness and light that ends up in the snowy mountains of Wyoming...
June 7, 2010
In spite of that tantalizing potential, Nightfall will always just be a promising B picture.
August 9, 2007
Uneven thriller with some fine set pieces and beautiful photography.
March 26, 2005
Review Another impressive addition to Tourneur's filmography, and yet another noir with a cynical glint in its exquisite eye.
March 23, 2005
Splendid adaptation by Stirling Silliphant of David Goodis's 1947 novel.