Night Falls on Manhattan
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)

The delineation between good and evil and cops and robbers is tantalizingly unclear in this intelligent and cliche-free crime drama from Sidney Lumet that is based on Tainted Evidence, a popular novel from Robert Daley. Two members of New… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 16, 1997
DVD Release Date: October 14, 1997
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Its maker's best since 1988's Running on Empty and maybe even '82's The Verdict.

Clint Morris

Garcia gives one of his richest performances yet

Jeremy Heilman

One of the most unfairly overlooked Hollywood films of recent years, [it] marked a return to form for one of American cinema's great moralists.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

About New York City police corruption.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The kind of tough-minded moral drama that Lumet excels at.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Makes the important point that our values don't just determine what we do but who we are.

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Rob Gonsalves

Messy, overwrought, and technically fuzzy, this cop opera still maintains a strong and passionate pulse.

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Michael Dequina

Garcia turns in a solid, emotionally complex performance, and he keeps the audience involved when the plot takes some credibility-straining turns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
When I came across the move, the synopsis of this Lumetic flick didn't appeal to me as it sounded familiar. Despite of the fact, hardly having any better… More
Alec Barniskis
It's overstuffed with plot, characters, and speeches (so many, many speeches). Like most of Lumet's later work the film plays like a poor imitation of… More
Byron Brubaker
It looks like a great cast under the direction of Sidney Lument. There are some good scenes that deal with gray areas encountered by cops and lawyers, but too… More
Chosen 718
Good film from what I remember.
Brendan Nicholls
great film, not a classic but a Lumet film nevertheless. The acting is very strong and the tale of corruption through the police and political side is… More