Nightingale

2015

Nightingale

Critics Consensus

Nightingale serves up a breathtaking solo performance by David Oyelowo in a film served well by its modest cinematic style.

81%

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Reviews Counted: 21

60%
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User Ratings: 425

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60%
Average Rating: 3.5/5

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Movie Info

A man's mental health deteriorates at a rapid pace after an unspeakable tragedy inside his mother's home on a quiet suburban street.

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Cast

David Oyelowo
as Peter Snowden
Heather Storm
as Newscaster

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Critic Reviews for Nightingale

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (15)

In HBO's Nightingale, David Oyelowo gives the best performance of his career as Peter Snowden, a man quickly and violently descending into madness.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

An audacious one-man show-a series of deluded, sometimes charming, often tragic, occasionally frightening monologues delivered by a troubled veteran clearly in the midst of a dissociative crisis.

Dec 3, 2015 | Full Review…

The film is phenomenally acted, but rarely makes much use of the power of cinema, instead using a device associated more with theater-the one-set location, with a one-man cast.

Dec 3, 2015 | Full Review…

The careful layering of the experiences and emotions that influence Peter's choices, along with expert massaging of the tension that exists from the start, make Nightingale a sad but satisfying film.

Jun 4, 2015 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

"Nightingale" is overshot to appear more cinematic and underwritten to avoid pomposity, and that's okay. Both decisions are just that: choices to serve the character. Peter would be pleased with how his little film turned out.

Jun 3, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
indieWire
Top Critic

It's a performance that gets the writhing interplay of transparency and opacity in a character who has gone beyond the deep end of unhinged narcissism and self-dramatization.

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

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