Mother Night
Mother Night (1996)

Howard W. Campbell Jr. (Nick Nolte) is an American playwright living in pre-World War II Berlin. He is happily married to his lovely wife Helga (Sheryl Lee), and is acclaimed for his work, which gains him entree into Berlin's highest… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Director Keith Gordon emphasizes the speeches more than other issues, and his otherwise thoughtful movie needlessly romanticizes hate.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Surprisingly good Vonnegut adaptation

Andy Seiler
USA Today

A serious drama that is also funny without crossing into burlesque.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Helps us to see that there is no escaping the burdens of living in a political world.

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Emanuel Levy

Nick Nolte is excellent in Keith Gordon's ambitious but flawed adaptation of Vonnegut's fascinating novel.

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Rob Blackwelder

Wonderfully mysterious and emotionally draining.

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xGary Xx
Unusual and thoughtful character study featuring a great perfomance from Nick Nolte. Perfectly captures the tone of Vonnegut's intelligent but offbeat… More
Anthony Valletta
Tight script and direction with some good performances in this underrated WW2 drama.