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 »
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 »
The pathetically shy LV lives the life of a recluse listening to her late father's old records in her room and in the process driving her abusive, loud-mouthed mother, Mari Hoff, to ... See full summary »
Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth,... 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 »
One fine day, a solitary man walking alone on a deserted beach, minding his own business, suddenly discovers a delicious chocolate éclair just lying there. Looking around to see if the ... See full summary »
The photograph on the bulletin board at the guard desk that Martin notices when he shows up for his first shift and asks the old watchman about, is a famous photo of Lewis Thornton Powell (also known as Lewis Paine or Lewis Payne), a conspirator with John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. See more »
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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