When Night Is Falling
When Night Is Falling (1995)

This Canadian drama tells the tale of Camille, who works at an uptight Protestant college as a professor of mythology. She has been going out with career theologian Martin for three years, but it appears her real true love is her dog, Bob.… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: November 17, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

It is so focused on its own boldness, its dare-to-shock sensuality (the film got an NC-17 from the MPAA, but is being released unrated), that nothing else comes through.

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James Berardinelli

Symbols are supposed to be subtle, but Rozema is intent upon bludgeoning the audience with them.

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Scott Weinberg

Those looking for an earnest depiction (and one that doesn't wallow in the seemingly inherent 'leering' of similar films), it's probably worthy of a look.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

When Night is Falling has too many unintended laughs for its passion to be convincing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film is intelligent, sensitive and in its own uniquely quiet way quite a delicious treat.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Powerful film that beautifully choreographs the potencies of sexual desire in a woman who has put too much emphasis upon her mind.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Rozema is a fabulist with a strong visual sense, and she creates a distinctive, enclosed world to illustrate Camille's odyssey.

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Widgett Walls

A well-done portrait of a person who has to come to grips with the fact that love, while a many-splendoured thing, is also extremely unpredictable.

Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

When compared to such incisive lesbian dramas as Lianna and Desert Hearts, Rozema's effort seems flat and banal.

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John Ballantine
A beautiful and touching film from Patricia Rozema and one of my favourite Canadian films. What makes it a classic however is the epic performance of Tom… More
Ina S
It is good, entertaining and even sexy. But there isn't much content beyond the unequal romance. However, it's always refreshing to see a likeable,… More