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Like The Vanishing (1988 and 1993), Nightwatch is an English-language version of a foreign-made film with the original director hired to remake his own movie. Ole Bornedal was the writer-director of the suspenseful 1994 thriller, Nattevagten, which had no U.S. release immediately on the heels of its success in Denmark. For the second time around, Bornedal directed, but Steven Soderbergh wrote a new script based on Bornedal's original film. Both were produced by Michael Obel. Nattevagten was Bornedal's directorial debut, and reviews praised the film for the claustrophobic atmospherics… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"creepy and effective"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A repellent parade of gore."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Saddled with a nominally respectable cast and given a theatrical release, its cliched story and gratuitous nastiness leave a bad taste."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"the director makes excellent use of the Cinemascope frame and some disturbing sound effects (such as the amplified flapping of moths' wings) to show how our hero is overwhelmed by his cold, spacious workplace."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Atmospheric thriller, but ultimately far-fetched and unsatisfying"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The so-called mystery is so incredibly predictable."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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