The Night Listener Reviews

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October 7, 2006
This thriller about books, belief and betrayal covers topical terrain -- JT LeRoy and James Frey, anyone? -- but itself proves unbelievable.
September 23, 2006
The plot dawdles along, intrigue gives way to risible melodrama, and [director] Patrick Stettner fails to get to grips with the issues.
September 23, 2006
Robin Williams's face is permanently on its smiling-through-emotional-pain setting.
August 15, 2006
All roads lead to dead ends, in dramatic and investigative terms.
August 9, 2006
The pacing and staging of the later scenes could use a little more electricity and momentum, and a little less restraint. Yet The Night Listener keeps you watching. And listening.
August 7, 2006
A quietly disturbing and effectively haunting little gem.
February 9, 2011
April 21, 2009
The film's over-leveraged plot imparts diminishing results as its predictable revelation arrives with an unsatisfying anticlimax.
February 2, 2009
The Night Listener shamelessly jerks its audence this way and that, until it arrives at its lacklustre anti-climactic conclusion.
August 27, 2008
A creepy, tense thriller made even creepier by its roots in reality.
August 7, 2008
July 24, 2008
Complex mystery/thriller is best for adults.
August 25, 2007
Even at 82 minutes, the film seems padded out, spinning its wheels and generating no suspense once the central, easily answered question is introduced.
June 21, 2007
One of those films where it's easy to recognize something's going on and there's interesting intentions but it just never comes together.
March 16, 2007
The talents of Williams and Collette are wasted in this ultimately silly psychological thriller that aspires to explore the line dividing perception from reality,"
March 10, 2007
...effectively captures the essence of the novel without slavishly adhering to its every nuance...
March 3, 2007
March 1, 2007
A somber storyline, empty scares and a deceptive ending are not likely to spell box-office success.
January 19, 2007
A strange and creepy film about lonely people who are more than a little crazy.
January 11, 2007
A small suspense-thriller to scratch your Hitchcockian itch.
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