In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. ... See full summary »
Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous ... See full summary »
Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a ... See full summary »
In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's ... See full summary »
JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including ... See full summary »
A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his ... See full summary »
Billy Bob Thornton,
The black and white picture of the guy on death row in the cabin is the same one used in the original version of this movie (Nightwatch (1994)). See more »
Inspector Thomas Cray:
Most people, when they see something like this, their immediate reaction is to ask how could somebody do this and why. Even when we catch the killer, they want to know the how and why. In movies or television, the killer always explains the how or why. He always has some reason, however crazy, with a mad gleam in his eye. But I've interrogated murderers like this one before, and let me tell you, they are well beyond the need to justify what they do. They just do it. Explanations are just a ...
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To me, Nightwatch creates a strong, post-modern creepy atmosphere. The nightwatch (Ewan McGregor, pretending to be American) does an OK job as the poor guy who gets far too involved in a necrophiliac killer's scheme (OK, so it's gross, but hey - movie goers need more and more nowadays). The original Danish film, Nattevagten is a masterpiece, and even though the remake follows the original closely, the feel and plot seems to have become Americanized and flat. (I won't even mention Patricia Arquette's abysmal performance).
Still, as a stand-alone film, I would rate it 8 out of 10 for atmosphere and, believe it or not, the script. Yes, the script isn't as bad as most say. Give it a look...
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