Still of the Night

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"If looks could kill..."
  • PG
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.0  (5,654)
  • 43

Still of the Night is a 1982 neo-noir psychological thriller directed by Robert Benton and starring Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, and Jessica Tandy. The movie follows the story of Dr. Sam Rice (Roy Scheider), a successful psychiatrist who becomes involved in a murder investigation due to his connection with one of his patients. The movie begins with the murder of another one of Sam's patients, a young artist named Brooke Reynolds (Lesley Ann Warren), who was having an affair with Sam. Sam is devastated by her death and begins to investigate it on his own, as well as with the help of the detective assigned to the case, Lt. Vitucci (Joe Grifasi).

Soon after, Sam meets Brooke's sister, the enigmatic and beautiful Brooke Reynolds (Meryl Streep), who seems to be hiding something. But despite his suspicions, Sam finds himself increasingly drawn to her, even as the evidence against her starts to mount.

As the investigation unfolds, Sam discovers that his patient Brooke was not who he thought she was, and that her murder is linked to a larger conspiracy involving her wealthy father, a shady art dealer, and a stolen painting worth millions.

The tension and paranoia build throughout the movie, as Sam struggles to untangle the web of lies that surround him while also grappling with his growing feelings for Brooke. Meanwhile, the killer's identity remains a mystery until the very end, adding to the suspense and intrigue.

The performances of the lead actors in Still of the Night are exceptional, particularly those of Streep and Scheider. Streep, in one of her first major film roles, is captivating as the elusive and seductive Brooke, who may or may not be involved in her sister's murder. Scheider, for his part, brings depth and complexity to his portrayal of Sam, who is both sympathetic and flawed.

The movie is also notable for its striking visual style and moody, atmospheric soundtrack, both of which contribute to the film's noirish vibe. The stunning nighttime scenes of New York City are particularly effective in setting the tone of the movie and creating a sense of isolation and unease.

Overall, Still of the Night is a gripping and suspenseful thriller that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. Its taut plot, strong performances, and stylish direction make it a standout example of the neo-noir genre and a must-watch for fans of the genre or any of the talented actors involved.

Still of the Night is a 1982 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 43.

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    6.0  (5,654)
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