Night Watch (2005)

"Good"

Night Watch (2005) Review


Victor is the most easygoing hustler you'll ever meet. Wandering the nighttime streets of Buenos Aires, he's buddies with just about everyone in his 'hood, flirting with waitresses, shaking hands with the newsstand guy, playing soccer with street urchins, and cheerily helping the teams of homeless people who roam the streets collecting recyclable trash.

But as All Soul's Eve, the night of ghosts, approaches, is something weird going on? The police inspector who has always been Victor's most reliable client warns him to be careful. Victor thinks he sees people he used to know. Ghosts? He's not sure. Pushing that to the back of his mind, he's off on his usual rounds of petty drug dealing and hooking.

When he runs into his friend Mario (Rafael Ferro), they decide to drive around and check out the local prostitutes, an eclectic bunch. Watch out for the one who dresses like Margaret Thatcher in order to serve those men who want to get revenge for the Falklands War. Eventually the two guys decide to spend the night at a hotel where, after sex, Mario tries to kill Victor. Or does he? What just happened? Victor is getting more and more confused.

Later on Victor's ex-girlfriend shows up, and she seems to be carrying quite a bit of historical baggage. Victor is happy to see her, but then again he's not. Should she be here? Is she a ghost? Mystery piles on mystery. This is a Halloween story, Argentinian style.

Director Edgardo Cozarinsky is a technician, and he uses lots of cinematic tricks and stylings to keep things looking good and interesting. The story isn't worthy of the technique, but no big deal. Night Watch is an interesting trip to an interesting place you've never been. You get the idea that a midnight stroll with Victor is never boring.

Aka Ronda Nocturna.

Fear my jaw.



Facts and Figures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Cast & Crew

Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky

Producer: Marcelo Cespedes, Serge Lalou

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Wind River Movie Review

Wind River Movie Review

After writing the superb Sicario and Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan moves back into...

The Vault Movie Review

The Vault Movie Review

Filmmakers Dan Bush and Conal Byrne attempt a mash-up of a frantic heist movie with...

Goon: Last of the Enforcers Movie Review

Goon: Last of the Enforcers Movie Review

The 2012 Canadian comedy Goon was one of those surprising little films that snuck up...

Detroit Movie Review

Detroit Movie Review

After The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal reteam to...

Logan Lucky Movie Review

Logan Lucky Movie Review

Good news: Steven Soderbergh's well-publicised retirement from directing only lasted about four years. He's back...

American Made Movie Review

American Made Movie Review

An enjoyably freewheeling tone and Tom Cruise's star wattage combine to make this an entertaining...

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Movie Review

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Movie Review

It's been a decade since Al Gore's wake-up-call documentary won the Oscar. And here he...

Advertisement
The Hitman's Bodyguard Movie Review

The Hitman's Bodyguard Movie Review

It really doesn't matter that this movie is utterly ridiculous, because the central pairing of...

Final Portrait Movie Review

Final Portrait Movie Review

A relaxed, amusing true story about noted Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti, this sharply...

Tom of Finland Movie Review

Tom of Finland Movie Review

Finnish artist Tuoko Laaksonen used the name "Tom of Finland" as he drew explicit illustrations...

A Ghost Story Movie Review

A Ghost Story Movie Review

Filmmaker David Lowery reunites the stars from his offbeat Western Ain't Them Bodies Saints for...

Atomic Blonde Movie Review

Atomic Blonde Movie Review

From the co-director of John Wick, this similarly styled action romp puts Charlize Theron front...

Girls Trip Movie Review

Girls Trip Movie Review

This movie's premise basically sounds like The Hangover with added black girl power. But it's...

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Movie Review

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Movie Review

There's so much manic energy in this animated action comedy that it can't help but...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.