BRILLIANT, CHILLING, & INTRIGUING!
It is always a pleasure to watch Ewan McGregor work, as he fully immerseshimself into his roles-truly becoming the character he plays. I canhonestlysay this is the first film in a LONG time that, well it scared the crapoutof me. Amazingly written, cast, and filmed, I felt it achieved aningeniousatmosphere similar to that in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, which isimperative to the effect of a good suspense/thriller/horrorfilm.One of my definite favourites, in case you couldn't tell =).
Nightwatch (1997) 720p YIFY Movie
Nightwatch is a movie starring Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, and Anais Evans. 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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The Synopsis for Nightwatch (1997) 720p
A law student takes a job as the night-watchman in a morgue, thinking that he will have much time to study, with his biggest problem being his paranoia in this scary setting. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and the student ends up getting mixed up with one of the murders, becoming a suspect.
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The Reviews for Nightwatch (1997) 720p
Reviewed bymidnight-Vote: 10/10/10
BRILLIANT, CHILLING, & INTRIGUING!
Nightwatch is a movie with an interesting premise, but it all falls apart in the end. Which is too bad because I couldn't think of a better setup for an urban tale of paranoia and suspense. Especially given that before I was born, my father was a night watch man (we call them security guards) stationed at a mental hospital/detox's and had to walk the grounds, do rounds, etc. It was not his favorite job. Eventually something better came along (we call that a career) and he was out of there.
So as me and my father sat down for this - a tale about a night watch man in an eerie place - just ripe for creepy vibes - we were quite interesting in seeing where this story would go. There was so many possibilities, but that's where our interest left because soon this movie was settling into the comfortable groove of predictability with the cliché formula of 'people dying and the main character is the chief suspect'. Sigh. Then we meet this guy's best friend. He's semi-wacko at least from my perspective. He's wild, weird, unpredictable and gross. So naturally he's either a huge red herring or he just got my early vote for the perverted sexual killer.
Things progress, we're given little snippets of factual information that pass as sly attempts at clues and then suddenly this best friend is mature, calm and in other words completely different than forty minutes ago. So he takes a back seat in the race for the perverted sexual killer and we're left with waiting to figure out who the killer is when at this point I don't care. The movie has already become stale, it slides even further before the end, and I'm left trying to believe this could have been a whole lot better.
Any great expectations you may have for this film begin to fade after 20minutes. The director succeeds in creating a fine eerie atmosphere withshots that linger just long enough to make you expect something to happen,and does nothing with it. The film soon throws away any attempt at adecentplot and unravels under it's own pseudo intellectualism.Ewan McGregor smirks so much (probably at his attempt at an americanaccent,Sean Connery anyone?) you think he's just walked off the set ofTrainspotting with a stash of drugs.Nick Nolte hams his way through every scene looking like a part time dragqueen and Josh Brolin seems to be lost in his characters confusing moodswings. As for the women in the film, they seem to lack any substance atall and are very one dimensional. The film fails in sustaining anyinterest, it skips over all of it's gaping plot holes and has an endingwhich is very unfulfilling.