The Night Clerk (2020) - Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Voyeuristic hotel clerk becomes the subject of a murder investigation.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Michael Cristofer
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 37 out of 135 found boring (27.4%)

One-line Reviews (80)

The story itself is a little slow, and lacks an emotional climax.

oddly compelling .

The ending wasn't satisfying at all, considering how predictable it was.

Very slow and boring movie.

For me, a character study like this is much more riveting.

A little too boring for me.


Predictable or not, I found the acting great, and the story, a bittersweet reminder of how naive we used to be as well, or perhaps, still are sometimes.

There are also scenes which drag on far too long and so much pointless and meaningless fat in the script you could get diabetes from watching it.

Great acting, intriguing story, held my interest through to the end .

Artsy was defeated by Slow & Dismal!

don't waste your time .

I use the term "oddly enough" only because it could've been a complete train-wreck but this film is overall entertaining.

But there is no movie without Sheridan, and there is no plot, no part, without this worrying depiction of a young Autistic man who is also a chronic, criminal voyeur.

Boring .

There are just too many bad lines, awkward pauses, unnecessarily drawn out scenes and an unsatisfying ending.

Because while Sheridan's performance is compelling, his proclivities in the film are villifying, and I have real concerns about how this film paints the condition - Aspergers specifically, Autism generally.

Just don't waste your time.

Slow and boring .

Weird, uncomfortable, and predictable.

Slow, boring movie, with a terrible script, full of paper-thin characters.

Only this slower than this movie a one legged giraffe on a skateboard.

It kept the same slow pace all the way through and never ever picked up.

The start of the movie was actually rather intriguing and I started to envision what great direction it could go in.

The leads were excellent actors, the story was entertaining and I genuinely enjoyed watching it.

The story is preposterous, I thought this was suppose to be a thriller, but it's just an extremely boring and drawn out drama about him trying to cope and in a back story there is a murder.

Entire film full of boring conversation, and super freaking slow!

Great Actors, intriguing story, disappointing ending.

Waste of time .

Slow and boring.

YAWN and Helen Hunt's career has really hit the skids.

what I got was a 90 minute snooze fest.

Drags, slow ending and very boring.

An overall waste of time

Then when you are ready for something exciting to happen, you either get Helen Hunt making dinner and trying to console her son, or John Leguizamo raising his voice a little bit.

Bored to freaking death.

Slow as molasses .

Tye Sheridan delivers a powerfully understated turn but 'The Night Clerk' is ineffective, bland, and at times puzzling in its directing and cinematography choices.

This is a slow romance.

And the plot takes an unexpected path.

Don't waste your time.

Compelling and heart wrenching film .

For me it was an ending which made me think "what a waste of time".

Yawn .

The two lead actors were average but did well for a movie with a dull script

A little more thought put into the screenplay would have made this a much more compelling psychological thriller.

All in all, The Night Clerk is slow in spots and at first, feels too tangled for its own good.

It all led to the story's predictable conclusion, while leaving wide open Bart's fate following Nicks inevitable arrest.

The ending is unexpected.. the film itself is a compelling watch.

The one twist hits and the movie is way too short to have it be exciting.

The story line was good - I really enjoyed it.

Painful to watch at times, but compelling.

Too many slow parts .

Uneventful .

It's just nonsense, with uninspired performances and dialogue, scenes that go on so long you'll be nodding off and towards the end what was boring became confusing and ridiculous, in fact I had no idea what was going on.

The story is dull, predictable and plods along at a snail's pace.

Good movie to watch especially for the acting done from all characters in this movie and also the thrilling moments in the movie make it watchable.

So slow and boring.

Good idea, good performances, good cast, interesting start to the film, but it loses its way quickly and becomes a meandering bore with some scenes that are hard to accept.

Slow, slow, slow .

It drags on and on and on and nothing happens.

slow & boring.

I found it to be confusing and meandering, the editing sloppy, and the directing haphazard.

Make the film unwatchable!


Quite boring .

Don't waste your time

This storyline moved as slow as molasses in the middle of an ice age.

"Really great movie to fall asleep to.

A boring and badly written movie.

Flawed but overall entertaining with good performances.

This film was a complete waste of my time.

Waste of time, the story was purposeless and no direction.

Intriguing story: Yes, the story had many potential plots.

If you find it boring, then character studies are just not for you!

It was slow, boring and predictable which is a kinder way of saying stupid.

2 stars for the lead actor only, otherwise this movie is as dull as hotel room coffee.

Worth watching .

Super freaking slow!

Had the potential to be so much more, weak plot and soooo drawn out