Nocturnal Animals
Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 9, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted and lovely to look at, Nocturnal Animals further underscores writer-director Tom Ford's distinctive visual and narrative skill.

Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ford delivers a tiresomely weird drama that's pitched somewhere between the cinematic realms of directors David Lynch.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Trying to weigh this spellbinding film's multifaceted carnage is a mesmerizing experience that requires as much soul-searching as detective work.

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Uri Klein

The major weakness of "Nocturnal Animals," which is constructed as a story within a story, is that the frame story is shallow and this is not sufficiently compensated for by the story within the frame.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Writer-director Tom Ford, in his second movie (following 2009's "A Single Man"), can't connect the dots on an emotional level.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

An intriguing, well-wrought film that explores penetrating questions. But for all its strengths it never quite breaks the surface.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

One highbrow yet twisted tale of love and revenge with a loaded cast on their A-game

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Nocturnal Animals" is, I think, a beautiful mess, but I might have to watch it again to be sure.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Nocturnal Animals, written and directed by Tom Ford, is essentially two separate films, with the better one folded inside the bad one.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

Nocturnal Animals: A Cautionary Tale

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
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Mark Walker
Former fashion-designer Tom Ford took his first steps into film directing with A Single Man in 2009. It's a film that didn't initially catch my eye… More
KJ Proulx
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Mark Hobin
Tom Ford's effort is a remarkably proficient saga that spans genres. It's both a cruel Texas crime drama as well as gauzy middle-age melodrama.… More