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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
May 10, 2008
Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith's acidic, vitriolic takedown of Duffy boasts the abrasive intensity of a migraine headache and the depth and scope of a bona fide American tragedy.
May 10, 2008
Duffy's story is a potentially notable one, but this documentary's amateur production values and the man's grating personality make it not-so-enjoyable watching.
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David Fear
Time Out
August 16, 2007
A portrait of Hollywood hubris extraordinaire.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 14, 2007
[An] unflinching depiction of a would-be Tarantino turning himself into chopped liver.
| Original Score: 3/4
Shane Burridge
December 17, 2006
For Duffy, watching this film must be like seeing a scab peeled off
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Ben Walters
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A compulsive, cautionary tale about a man whose self-trumpeted 'deep cesspool of creativity' seems destined to remain undredged.
Louis Proyect
January 10, 2006
The "next Quentin Tarantino" crashes and burns
Matthew Turner
July 9, 2005
The two directors take so much abuse from Duffy throughout the film that you can't help but feel that Overnight is their long-overdue revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
July 8, 2005
Enjoyable because you get to see a huge ego and shameless publicist get his comeuppence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 8, 2005
A disturbing, sad and blisteringly funny cautionary tale, I reckon this is the documentary of the year.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 1, 2005
...plays out like an 82-minute attack on [Troy Duffy] by a couple of exceedingly bitter ex-colleagues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 1, 2005
funny and mean
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Sarah Chauncey
June 28, 2005
Overnight is horrifying and fascinating... It should be required viewing in film schools and a cautionary tale for anyone aspiring to work in Hollywood.
| Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
June 20, 2005
Troy Duffy might have truly deserved the Hollywood Blacklisting, but it's tough to live down an indictment as thorough as Overnight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 14, 2005
Strikingly cautionary for anyone who thinks they're entitled to fame and fortune.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
For whatever reasons -- rights issues, personal promises, fear of legal retaliation -- we only catch glimpses of some of the more important moments in this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 17, 2005
The film's personal point of view does effectively put you in the shoes of the little guy in the Hollywood machine, sitting by the phone, bewildered.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 14, 2005
A quintessential cautionary tale, the documentary Overnight also happens to be funnier than just about every comedy released last year.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 7, 2005
The story of the neither late nor great Troy Duffy would make the perfect film-school graduation gift.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 7, 2005
In their rush to give Duffy his comeuppance, the filmmakers barrel past their movie's real potential, which could have been a blistering exposť of Hollywood's bandwagon mentality.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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