Somewhere in the Night
Somewhere in the Night (2003)

George Taylor (John Hodiak) is a war veteran suffering from amnesia with only two clues to his past: the bitter letter from a woman who hates him and another mysterious letter signed "Larry Cravat." Taylor goes to Los Angeles to… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Joseph L. Mankiewicz's nervous nightmare (made in his first year of directing) isn't an all-hallowed member of the noir canon -- it's fairly slick, and Mankiewicz has little or no existentialist cred. But it sings the school's black-hearted lament.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's a decent picture, though the auteur touches (the visual stiffness, the tendency to drag scenes out long after the dramatic point has been made) are largely negative.

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Christopher Null

It's smashingly photographed in the classic styles of the genre.

Tom Milne
Time Out

Out of this familiar premise, Mankiewicz has fashioned a classic film noir.

TV Guide

An engrossing crime thriller.

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A no name cast conjures up some atmospheric thrills under the direction of Mankiewicz.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

As a straight piece of melodramatic staging, this Twentieth Century-Fox film is all right.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews engaging noir...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A quintessential amnesiac story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Good wronged man noir. Hodiak is solid if somewhat stolid but he possesses the proper gravitas for the lead. The plot is explained a little too much rather than… More
Michael Gildea
There's good film noir and bad film noir. This is bad film noir.
Anthony Valletta
Nice little bit of Film Noir.