It Comes At Night
It Comes At Night (2017)

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: June 9, 2017
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It Comes at Night makes lethally effective use of its bare-bones trappings while proving once again that what's left unseen can be just as horrifying as anything on the screen.

David Sims
The Atlantic

A fairly straightforward post-apocalyptic story, tightly focused on human torment, but suffused with surprising, undeniably atmospheric sights and sounds.

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Dave White

It's not a sexy apocalypse, with a disease that transforms everyone into really cool zombies. It's just death. And it's not an easily managed "Doomsday Preppers" scenario solved by bulk foods from Jim Bakker infomercials. It's just doom.

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Courtney Howard

At its simplest form, this is highfalutin hokum.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Edgerton gives another masterly minimalist performance, and Ejogo and Harrison are preternaturally alert.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Midway through "It Comes at Night" you might wonder where it's headed, and it seems Shults may have asked himself the same question. It's a breathless thriller that will leave you gasping until it finally runs out of air itself.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A quietly chilling nightmare of human frailty and strength, tense with a nameless disquietude. A supremely accomplished little film.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Scored intensely and photographed vividly, the electric film imagines a small slice of doomsday with horrific believability.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In the absence of such answers, or the intimation of such answers, or even of characters in pursuit of answers, It Comes at Night begins to seem thin, a torment without purpose.

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David Keyes

The film's taut, insightful arc is a reminder of the lost power of restraint.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
Like an earlier harbinger of the potential pitfalls of mother! marketing your movie as something it's not, the vaguely apocalyptic drama It Comes at Night… More
Glenn Gaylord
THE WALKING DREAD - My Review of IT COMES AT NIGHT (2 Stars) Trey Edward Shults made a stunning feature filmmaking debut last year with KRISHA, a study of a… More
KJ Proulx
The horror genre is subjective with any film that it releases, plain and simple. There will never be a horror film that 100% of its audience enjoys. Some… More
Peter Bond
Gimly M.
I don't need happy endings in my movies. A downer ending is often what makes a movie great. But I do like satisfactory ones. It Comes at Night did not give… More
Brendan Nicholls
The biggest question is who left the door open, I think the creative team left too many questions here. This is one of the better paranoid thrillers for quite… More