Nightwatch (1998)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 17, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

creepy and effective

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A repellent parade of gore.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Saddled with a nominally respectable cast and given a theatrical release, its cliched story and gratuitous nastiness leave a bad taste.

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Michael Dequina

The so-called mystery is so incredibly predictable.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Atmospheric thriller, but ultimately far-fetched and unsatisfying

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
If they would have just stuck to the Ewan McGregor being scared at work premise, this movie would have been so much better...cuz that was fantastic, scary, and… More
Lady D'arbanville
After a little bit of a slow start comes a film that is dark and slightly eerie. A really enjoyable watch. I'm not really a fan of stars taking on new… More
jd cryptic
There are some truly creepy moments in Nightwatch. This was a well made, nail biting thriller. Plot - "Martin Bells is a last year law student who… More
Daniel Hetteix
A beautiful, if sprawling, and cinematically unique (artistic use of subtitles, especially) urban fantasy epic. The story seems to inflate to an unweildly… More
danny d
this movie wasnt memorable but it was interesting and had a strong cast.
Kylie B
At first I was disappointed when I discovered the lack of supernatural elements in the plot, but the film is very engaging - perhaps because Ewan… More