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      Night Watch

      PG Released Oct 10, 1973 1h 45m Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      44% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 66% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Ellen Wheeler (Elizabeth Taylor) is an unhappy housewife who settles her fraying nerves with alcohol while staring out her window. When she witnesses what she thinks is a murder through a neighbor's window, she calls the police, who find nothing when they investigate. With her neglectful husband (Laurence Harvey) skeptical and unsupportive, Ellen turns to her friend Sarah (Billie Whitelaw), who is slightly more receptive as the pair attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Variety Staff Variety Lucille Fletcher's Night Watch isn't the first average stage play to be turned into a better than average film. Astute direction and an improved cast more than help. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Time Out Tired, old-fashioned thriller. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Howard Thompson New York Times Elizabeth Taylor, and about time, has got herself a good picture and a whodunit at that Rated: 3.5/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Michael Billington Birmingham Post This is a film that works because of the ingenuity of its plotting, the atmospheric traditionalism of its direction and the skill of its playing, especially by the artful Miss Taylor. Jun 14, 2022 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service Who could ask for anything less? Oct 2, 2019 Full Review TV Guide Filled with red herrings and featuring a bloody "twist" ending, Night Watch fails to create much of an atmosphere. Rated: 2/4 Mar 24, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael B This Was A Real Good Thriller,Liz Taylor Did A Excellent Acting Job.😱😱😱😀😀😀 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review CodyZamboni Movie is an effective thriller, with old school creepy spooky atmosphere. Classic horror conventions like thunder, lightning, the eerie house next door, utilized to the hilt. Elizabeth Taylor anchors this film with an empathetic performance. And the ending is a doozy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Dave S As she watched her storied Hollywood career fade away in the rearview mirror, Elizabeth Taylor tried to claw back some of the glory days with Night Watch, a flawed but financially successful (I seem to recall that it was quite popular when released) thriller in the tradition of Hitchcock. In it, Ellen (Taylor) seems to be tottering precariously on the edge of sanity as she tries to convince anyone who'll listen to her that two murders have been committed in the abandoned house next door. The whole thing plods along slowly, the only distraction being Taylor's scene-munching overacting. To its benefit, it does manage to create some suspense in a scene towards the end, but then throws that accomplishment out the window with one of the most ludicrous plot twists imaginable. All in all, it's not bad, but it sure isn't good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/11/23 Full Review Audience Member The funniest Elizabeth Taylor movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, all ages. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting plot, but a bit of a stretch... took me a while to figure it out, about half way! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member First time I've seen Elizabeth Taylor in a movie and I thought she was great. Loved the movie, but didn't quite understand the ending, so I'm going to watch again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Ellen Wheeler (Elizabeth Taylor) is an unhappy housewife who settles her fraying nerves with alcohol while staring out her window. When she witnesses what she thinks is a murder through a neighbor's window, she calls the police, who find nothing when they investigate. With her neglectful husband (Laurence Harvey) skeptical and unsupportive, Ellen turns to her friend Sarah (Billie Whitelaw), who is slightly more receptive as the pair attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery.
      Director
      Brian G. Hutton
      Producer
      George W. George, Martin Poll, Barnard Straus
      Screenwriter
      Tony Williamson
      Production Co
      Brut Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 10, 1973, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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