It Comes At Night

It Comes At Night

It Comes At Night

Southern horror from the acclaimed writer-director of Krisha, following a father who must protect his family from an civilisation-ending contagion and human survivors.

Secure within a desolate home as an unspecified plague ravages the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence91 minsUSA
Horror

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It Comes At Night / Reviews

Vulture

Vulture

Edgerton gives another masterly minimalist performance, and Ejogo and Harrison are preternaturally alert.

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Variety

Variety

The movie is a close-quarters psychological thriller built artfully and honestly, from the ground up, with more of a nod to early John Carpenter than mid-period Danny Boyle.

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Time Out

Time Out

Trey Edward Shults's nerve-shredding domestic thriller joins the rarified company of Cormac McCarthy's 2006 novel The Road and the handful of intimate post-apocalyptic scenarios that puncture through to our deepest fears.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

This modest science-fiction thriller brings the hands-on vigour of independent filmmaking to a high-concept premise, but the results are insubstantial and impersonal.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Shults doesn't jolt the audience with false scares or showy plot twists. He builds up the dread with ruthless efficiency and minimal gimmickry, relying on and refreshing some of the oldest techniques in the book.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As he did in "Krisha," Shults avoids the conventional trap of exposition, relying instead on his striking command of the medium to evoke the inner life of a family under extraordinarily bleak circumstances.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film confirms that Shults, working again with DP Drew Daniels, has a sure and fluent grasp of cinematic storytelling, his stripped-down narrative pulsing with dread and emotion.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A slow-burn family drama with thriller moments and a tone more in keeping with apocalyptic feel-bad flick, The Road.

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