Nightwatch Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Nightwatch the Movie

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Law student Martin (McGregor) takes a job as a night watchman in a morgue at the same time a serial killer is killing prostitutes and gouging out their eyes. As if that weren't enough, he has to deal with a cop (Nolte) who suspects him, a sadistic best friend (Brolin) who likes to scare him on the job, and a creepy boss (Dourif) who doesn't like him. Adapted by director Bornedal from his Danish film "Nattevagten," this one's effectively creepy, but disjointed. Excellent cast is misused, as hardly any of the characters are developed beyond simple types. If you enjoyed the murky, depressing atmosphere of "Seven," you'll probably like this.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Serial Killers, Stolen from Europe, Frame-Ups, Up All Night, Police Detectives, Oldest Profession, Eyeballs!
Ole Bornedal, Steven Soderbergh
Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin, John C. Reilly, Brad Dourif, Lonny (Lonnie) Chapman, Alix Koromzay, Lauren Graham
Dan Laustsen
Ole Bornedal
Joachim Holbek
Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Dimension Films, Miramax Films

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