The Night

critic Reviews

, 79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The dramatic heft and dread of The Night delivers haunting psychological frights -- and an impressive feature directorial debut for Kourosh Ahari.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    A goosebumps-inducing affair, "The Night" is at its most effectively unsettling when the focus is to evoke fear as opposed to when it physically shows what's haunting the characters trapped in their respective secret tragedies.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Spooky and unsettling, director Kourosh Ahari's eerie suspense yarn The Night got under my skin.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's all mood, and I don't know if it necessarily adds up.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I thought it really was effectively creepy... There's a pervasive sense that something is off.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    It's a slow build to collapse, escaping the traditional trap of such supernatural suspense films in that both of them have secrets, and it's not the acts themselves but the deceits that have led them to this place.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    A knockout debut feature -- so assured that it stands on its own as a filmmaking achievement apart from its historical significance, which is considerable.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    The Night is more about sustained creepiness than actual big scares
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    Stephanie ArcherFilm Inquiry
    The Night unfortunately does not live up to the expectations it sets for itself and the expectations of a genre.
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    Piers MarchantArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    It's a carefully laid-out picture, albeit perhaps a bit too restrained to become anything more than solidly unnerving. Still, strong moments abound.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    The film results more formulaic than twisted.
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