The Night Listener Synopsis
A radio host (Robin Williams) seeks the truth about a manuscript about an abused teenager.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This unconventional psychological drama weaves a fascinating tale, and Collette and Williams give two of the summer's best performances.
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75

Chicago Tribune

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The pacing and staging of the later scenes could use a little more electricity and momentum, and a little less restraint. Yet The Night...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Night Listener is by no means an example of perfect filmmaking, but it is the kind of movie that stays with you.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Plays like an Alfred Hitchcock thriller but is nevertheless a movie of ideas. It bristles with intriguing thoughts about the realm of...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The fundamental problem with The Night Listener is the manner in which the boy, Pete, is depicted. Rory Culkin gets the tricky job of...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What makes the film such a guilty pleasure is how Williams's righteous self-pity is perfectly matched to Collette's nuttiness and despair.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A movie with lots of heart but no heartbeat.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

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Is The Night Listener a wintry drama with a few schlocky jolts, or an underdone psychological thriller straining for some dramatic heft on...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Casting Williams in this thriller, adapted from Armistead Maupin's novel, was a bigger mistake than the actor's performance.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Depressed and depressing drama.
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So-So

By Brit07
I liked this film because it was different, but i disliked this film because it was so slow and depressing. Rory Culkin did a good job with such a big and demanding role. Robin Williams was the...

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Rated R | For language and some disquieting sexual content
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Complex mystery/thriller is best for adults.
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