Nightwatch (1997)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Thriller


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A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.


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6 November 2006 | Lechuguilla
A Routine Fright Night Watch
A college guy (Ewan McGregor) takes a nighttime job at a morgue, at just the time that a murderer happens to be on the loose. It's a standard serial killer film, and it's populated with photogenic college students and predictably weird-looking morgue workers. The film contains the usual, and tiresome, cinematic clichés and hackneyed plot devices. It also contains lots of plot holes. The killer is revealed to the audience way before the conclusion, resulting in a finale that is anticlimactic. None of the characters are particularly interesting. They struck me as being stereotypes. If the film contains a theme or "message", I certainly did not pick up on it.

Acting is average, to slightly below average. McGregor looks like he's having a good time with the script. The music, the lighting, and the sound effects all try to manipulate the audience into a sense of fright. Production design is adequate, if unremarkable.

"Nightwatch" might appeal to kids who have not seen many horror films. For everyone else, the film has little to offer.

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