Nightwatch (1998)

NIGHTWATCH is dead on arrival.  Director Ole Bornedal, remaking his 
Danish-language original, gets the super-duper, extra-creepy-and-
with-a-cherry-on-top tone just right.  Far less-successful is the 
confusing and increasingly implausible plot.  And then there's the 
small matter of sustained tension, of which the film has none.  At 
least the finale is lively.  Josh Brolin escapes from a pair of 
handcuffs in the most grisly fashion I've ever seen.  And Patricia 
Arquette uses those scary teeth of hers to pull a fire alarm with 
her mouth.  The entire audience (me) cheered.  With Ewan McGregor, 
Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly, and Brad Dourif.  (Rated "R"/ 105 min.)

Grade: D

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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: Afternoon Quickie

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