The Overnighters Synopsis
A pastor in North Dakota causes controversy by opening his church to homeless laborers.
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Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Through patience, skill, discretion, and trust, Jesse Moss has taken a seemingly small town story and turned it into both a microcosm of...
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San Francisco Chronicle

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Director Jesse Moss was basically a one-man production crew, which explains how he was able to film such intimate, painful conversations....
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
At first galvanizing in its depiction of survival amid dire circumstances, "The Overnighters" transforms into a devastating portrait of...
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Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Jesse Moss's documentary The Overnighters is a heart-wrencher about the clash between economics and ethics. Its story sounds like the sort...
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The A.V. Club

By A.A. Dowd
In examining the man’s selfless service, Moss uncovers something greater than a vision of a divided community; he’s made a drama as prickly...
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The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
The Overnighters is starkly bleak and devastatingly humane, and an indelible American documentary.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
The film is non-fiction storytelling of remarkable nuance.
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Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
The Overnighters is a documentary about real people in a real place. This is both amazing and frustrating.
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Variety

By Justin Chang
Lensed with a complete absence of frills that perfectly suits its honest, unvarnished tone, The Overnighters presents an indelible snapshot...
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A blue-collar meditation on the meaning of community and the imperative of compassion, one that endures even as an unexpectedly prurient...
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Loved this documentary. Well done and will get you thinking.

By buffetfan1102
Filmmaker did an excellent job. You really get a feel of the local problem both with those who live there and those who are moving there. You feel for the pastor who is trying to do the right...

Goood movie

By samuelcampiche
Great documentary. samuel...

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By JonathanPerez
Great documentary. +1...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature Thematic Material and Brief Strong Language