• Released
  • December 3, 2010
  • (Limited 12/3)
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Drama
  • 8 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A former Black Panther faces enmity from family and neighbors when he returns home for a funeral.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Writer-director Tanya Hamilton's intellectually ambitious debut drama Night Catches Us is all the more notable for setting well-drawn...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Making a remarkable feature debut, Hamilton distinguishes herself more as a filmmaker than as a screenwriter. While she elicits smoldering...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Surely the gentlest American film ever made about home-grown revolutionaries.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film leads to no showy conclusion, no spectacular climax. It is about movement possible within the soul even in difficult times.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hamilton manifests her vision of what politics can do to individual thinking with subtlety and sophistication. Remember her name. She's a...
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Most successful are the scenes involving Marcus and Iris, a 10-year-old girl who grew up fatherless and watchful of her tumultuous...
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie evokes its time and place so potently that it almost doesn't matter that Hamilton's script proves unequal to her vision.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Merits admiration as an ambitious debut feature, though the impact of its splendid cast is blunted by the awkward structure of its...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
"Night" never quite coalesces into the forceful drama it hopes to be.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Suffers from some of the deficiencies common to first features. It is sincere and earnest but the product of an assumption that the milieu...
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Rated R | For Language, some sexuality and violence