The Night Clerk

critic Reviews

37% Rotten Tomatometer Score37%
  • With a pair of charismatic leads struggling to enliven a poorly conceived story, The Night Clerk checks out early -- and viewers may want to follow suit.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    For an alleged psychological thriller, The Night Clerk has no thrills, suspense or tension.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    Forget the half-baked investigation and quarter-baked love story -- the real mystery here is how this movie is so boring.
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    Katie RifeAV Club
    [I]t's a bit ironic that in hindsight The Night Clerk will be remembered, if at all, as a movie de Armas was way too good for-an unfortunate mile marker on her road to movie stardom.
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    Mark JenkinsNPR
    The film may intend to be a Rear Window for the mini-cam era, but it lacks Hitchockian perplexity and perversity.
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    Michael RechtshaffenLos Angeles Times
    Those anticipating something more traditionally calibrated will likely be disappointed with the film's muted thrills and noncommittal denouement, but the elegantly composed film nevertheless makes for a creepy, contemplative entry in the Cristofer canon.
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    Lisa KennedyVariety
    The police procedural aspects of "The Night Clerk" are as second-rate as the detective's investigation. But the movie's more emotional quandaries compel...
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    Not only that; the film lacks rising tension - there are too many lulls in the action to keep the suspense going.
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    Linda and Al LernerMovies and Shakers
    Tye Sheridan, in an unusual role, plays Bart well as a tech savvy young man with Asperger's syndrome. The young actor obviously studied well and is convincing. But is this film?
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    Mel ValentinScreenAnarchy
    It's difficult, if not impossible, to imagine a more tedious, tiresome, more lifeless attempt at a neo-noir thriller.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    Not too many discernible thrills.
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