Overnight (2004)

The megalomaniacal rise and fall of filmmaker Troy Duffy is chronicled by one-time friends and colleagues in director Mark Smith's documentary. The film takes its title from the "overnight success" that befell Duffy in 1996,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This absorbing but wince-inducing documentary is a cautionary tale about the costs of hubris in the world of indie film.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Tony Montana and Mark Brian Smith's acidic, vitriolic takedown of Duffy boasts the abrasive intensity of a migraine headache and the depth and scope of a bona fide American tragedy.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

A compulsive, cautionary tale about a man whose self-trumpeted 'deep cesspool of creativity' seems destined to remain undredged.

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Wendy Mitchell

Duffy's story is a potentially notable one, but this documentary's amateur production values and the man's grating personality make it not-so-enjoyable watching.

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David Fear
Time Out

A portrait of Hollywood hubris extraordinaire.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The story of the neither late nor great Troy Duffy would make the perfect film-school graduation gift.

Shane Burridge

For Duffy, watching this film must be like seeing a scab peeled off

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

[An] unflinching depiction of a would-be Tarantino turning himself into chopped liver.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

In their rush to give Duffy his comeuppance, the filmmakers barrel past their movie's real potential, which could have been a blistering exposť of Hollywood's bandwagon mentality.

Louis Proyect

The "next Quentin Tarantino" crashes and burns

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
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Luke Baldock
Overnight is a cautionary tale about the harsh reality of the film. It's also given extra theatrical strength due to the main character being one of almost… More
paul oh
The documentary is better than boondocks saints. Its a story of friends, trust, and money. Fantastic!
James Alvarez
While watching this documentary I could not help but root for Duffy's downfall and quick descent into obscurity.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"There's More Than One Way To Shoot Yourself"</i> A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the… More
Edward Boxler
Smart documentary. It's a must see for any film student on what not to do when you have a big production deal. Also...Boondock Saints sucks.