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      The Vast of Night

      PG-13 Released May 15, 2020 1h 30m Fantasy Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Vast of Night: Trailer 1 List The Vast of Night: Trailer 1 The Vast of Night: Trailer 1 2:04 View more videos
      92% Tomatometer 248 Reviews 66% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In the 1950s, two kids search for the source of a mysterious frequency that has descended on their town. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      An engrossing sci-fi thriller that transcends its period trappings, The Vast of Night suggests great things for debuting director Andrew Patterson.

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      Robert Levin Newsday "The Vast of Night" is an entertaining sci-fi nostalgia piece that's made with an unusually high level of technical flair. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 5, 2021 Full Review Nick Schager The Daily Beast A low-fi genre gem that proves the age-old maxim that less is often more-especially when such minimalism is wielded by gifted artists. Feb 2, 2021 Full Review Adam Nayman The Ringer The technical proficiency of Patterson's debut is off the charts, and it'll be interesting to see if and how this gifted filmmaker manages to maintain his independence... Jan 27, 2021 Full Review Jennifer Bisset CNET This low-budget indie has surprisingly high production values, impressive performances and inventive camerawork to help tell the story... Mar 21, 2023 Full Review Alison Gillmor Winnipeg Free Press The Vast of Night is about what humans do in the face of mystery. It’s about why we question and search. Feb 27, 2023 Full Review M.N. Miller Ready Steady Cut The Vast of Night is intelligent, well-made, and completely satisfying storytelling. Director Andrew Patterson’s film is nothing short of a scintillating debut. Rated: 4.5/5 Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      George D The historical accuracy was good. Small town basketball game for example, and the vintage cars. But for some reason, the director decided he wanted the main characters to run their words together and over one another, which made the dialogue ridiculously hard to hear. The ending was fine, a little Blair-witchy. Some potential which was not reached, unfortunately. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/14/24 Full Review Samitha B Utterly boring, and pointless movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/10/24 Full Review Philip M I don't often enjoy low budget science fiction,but The Vast Of Night was a truly pleasant diversion. The movie was cleverly scripted and had a limited cast who did a fine job of making the viewer connect with the characters. The direction was good and the pacing was excellent. Overall,an entertaining movie, well worth the watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/05/24 Full Review Lani K Sierra McCormick is a powerhouse in the switchboard scene. From 20:21 to 30:45 she is the only person on screen. For 10 minutes she is the only person you see without any edits or cuts or second or third cameras giving other perspectives. One person. One camera. One scene. And she slays it. Unfortunately, this movie went nowhere new very very slowly. Every old crest was fallen. All the built up energy has been dissipated for decades. The climax happens off camera and we are left to bask in its afterglow while it hobbles out of the building on its cickety clickety cane and orthopaedic shoes. Otherwise, the nostalgic imagery of a 1950’s pristine town in New Mexico, with green grass, forests, and oddly, scrubby desert scapes side by side is supremely pulled off. It is a TV episode, isn’t it? We are supposed to suspend reality. The drone operator has mad skills. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/03/24 Full Review rob d A stillborn piece of cinema if ever I've seen one. I'm surprised many so called professional reviewers praised this mediocre s-f piece. I suspect quite a few comped gift cards shipped out from Amazon Studios before its premiere, in order to show their appreciation for such remarkable "loyalty" from the reviewers. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/29/24 Full Review Joanne M A little of a slow start but then got absorbed into the plot. Something simple, but enjoyable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In the 1950s, two kids search for the source of a mysterious frequency that has descended on their town.
      Director
      Andrew Patterson
      Producer
      Adam Dietrich, Melissa Kirkendall, James Montague
      Screenwriter
      James Montague
      Distributor
      Amazon Studios
      Production Co
      GED Cinema
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 15, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 31, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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