It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

DVD - 2017
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Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
Publisher: [Canada] : Mongrel Media, ©2017.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
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LarryStonebridge
Nov 17, 2017

Disappointing film! Atmospheric and some very good acting but the film doesn't really go anywhere!

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cowflop
Nov 12, 2017

We shut it off after 20 minutes ... & I can’t remember the last time we did that ...

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lukasevansherman
Nov 12, 2017

To echo what others have said, it was marketed as a horror movie and it seems like it's going to be a horror movie, but it's not really. I'd call it more an end of the world thriller, but, despite some tension and a few intense scenes, it's not particularly thrilling. In fact, it's a bit boring in parts. A mysterious plague or illness or something (never made clear) has infected humanity and a family is hiding out in a boarded up house in the woods. Everything is okay (Well, except for grandpa.) until a man breaks in, and they decide to take him and his family in. Then it becomes more of a psychological thriller. You keep expecting more to happen. The acting (Joel Edgerton, Carmen EJogo, Riley "Elvis was my grandpa" Keough) is good, the music and lighting is effective, but it is never really that compelling. The ending is disappointing too. A decent effort, but it could've been much better. You might also check out "Don't Breathe."

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TheeAvebury
Nov 07, 2017

Pretty lackluster- I'd skip it. In fact I'm not sure why this movie was made at all.

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Carlalovesbooks
Oct 31, 2017

I can't come up with a better review than this one:
SPOILER ALERT,
Half a star rating. More on previous spoiler alert that "IT" never comes. That's because there is NO "it" at all. The acting is good. The filming is good. But there is absolutely NO PLOT whatsoever. Just people freaking out over the black plague that infects and quickly kills everyone who touches or even breaths the air around infected people or animals. And all of those infected or desperate people appear in DAYTIME when the healthy people go miles from home and run into THEM. Even desperate people who shoot at them for no reason aren't "Coming for them." Just pointless killing of "shoot first to survive." Having watched literally hundreds of movies in the last few years, this is the first one that moves me to write a review, strictly out of extreme disgust. That's how bad this movie is. The title and write-up imply some scary monster comes creeping after innocent people at night. By the end of the movie, when you catch on that there is no such monster of any kind, and you finally get the movie's insane message that no matter what you do, "life is pointless and hopeless," it's too late to reclaim that wasted 90 minutes of your life.
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nidus
Oct 28, 2017

It's true that the title is not descriptive of the movie. This seems to upset a lot of people. I think the important thing here is that l did like the movie and I felt that it had a professional feel to it. The plot was not well explained but still there was a real feel for the story. I just think that the movie team was skilled, but had a lot of internal problems that were never resolved. Not great, but definitely not bad.

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Tjavierb
Oct 25, 2017

Considering it was marketed as a horror movie, it may disappoint some viewers.

The movie deals more with human relationships and paranoia than anything else. I guess that's where the real "horror" of the movie comes from- how people can mistrust even in a dire circumstance.

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ausnos
Oct 21, 2017

I found it really slow and rather boring.

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dolphinwolf
Oct 09, 2017

Could have been a better movie with a bit more action. I did want to keep watching to see what was going to happen. And although there is an idea of what happens not the best ending.

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bearslapper
Oct 04, 2017

I think "disturbing" is the best one word description.

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R2_D
Jun 28, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The protagonist has frequent nightmares about the dead returning to life

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R2_D
Jun 28, 2017

Violence: Paranoid people shoot each other, a dog is found dead, raiders ambush a truck

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R2_D
Jun 28, 2017

R2_D thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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