Night on Earth

1991

Action / Comedy / Drama

93
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 7.8 10 46153

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Winona Ryder as Corky
Gena Rowlands as Victoria Snelling
Rosie Perez as Angela
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Dusan Petrovic 5 / 10

3 A.M

The world is round so no matter where you go you are always in the center of it. This is one of the best Jim Jarmush movies. Great music, great photography, great acting, it's all good. It's magic." Why would I drive if I could be driven?" This is the first thing I think about it whenever I see this movie. It always remindes me on my country, my childhood and place I belong to. For the ones who didn't know, the really story about Christopher Marlow, the Devil as himself A.K.A Men in White is from the one of Jim Jarmusch movies. On the bottom of, line I like cab driving. Sincerelly, yours Dushan Petrovic from Belgrade, Serbia

Reviewed by Smoreni Zmaj 8 / 10

Beautiful taxi ride

At the same time, in five world metropolises (LA, NY, Paris, Rome and Helsinki), five taxi drivers have unusual night rides, through which we get to know various life stories. There's no much action in this movie and it's mostly comes down to dialogues between drivers and their passengers. It's interesting that each story is filmed in a language that is native to the city where the story takes place. So, if you don't speak all four languages, it's impossible to watch this without subtitles. Bit of emotion and bit of humor nicely mixed by recognizable recipe. In all of his movies music plays important role and in this one legendary Tom Waits had crucial part in making magical atmosphere typical for Jim Jarmusch.

8,5/10

Reviewed by avik-basu1889 9 / 10

'The Poet of the Night'

Roger Ebert in his review for Jim Jarmusch's 'Night on Earth' called Jarmusch a 'poet of the night'. This is such a fitting description of Jarmusch's storytelling in not only this particular film, but also in certain parts of another Jarmusch film that I love, 'Mystery Train'. Jarmusch is interested in the random people that walk/drive in the streets at night. 'Night on Earth' is an anthology film about various characters from various cities in the world connected by the fact that they either drive/board a taxi on this particular night on earth.

At the start of each vignette/episode, we get the same shot of various clocks on a wall showing the time in the different cities that the film covers and the camera zooms into the appropriate clock showing the time for the city that appears in the respective episode. Jarmusch uses some establishing shots to introduce us to each of these cities. But the interesting thing is avoids using too many shots of well known and famous locations and monuments and focuses more on the mundane and decrepit locations. This actually connects all the cities together. Of course while looking at these exterior shots of these individual cities, one can find the individuality and uniqueness of every city, but at the same time, it is noticeable how Jarmusch is deliberately attempting to make some of these shots resemble each other and thereby forge a thematic connection. Jarmusch treatment of the various colourful characters in the film is also similar. The characters come from various backgrounds with numerous unique features, sensibilities and characteristics. Jarmusch actually uses these contrasts for comedic effect during these extended conversations in the taxicabs. But Jarmusch's tender lightness of touch in terms of storytelling, the solid acting by each member of the ensemble, the relatable dialogue and the overall spirit of humanism trickling down from one episode to the next connects all of the episodes as well as the characters together. The shot with which the film ends is absolutely heartbreaking since we can easily put ourselves in the featured character's shoes and understand his hopeless situation. It's a shot that underlines one of the primary themes of the film which is human beings struggling with their mundane lonely existence. This night offered all these aimless souls an opportunity to talk to a stranger and share their fears and apprehensions. But as the sun rises again and a new day begins, the struggle starts again.

Yes, the film in a few moments did flirt with the danger of being a bit too on-the-nose with its themes and the use of contrasting background and life situations of the clashing characters, but if it can make me stay captivated and engrossed by using nothing but random conversations between random characters and make me care about them so much and contemplate how their individual lives will pan out after we leave them in their respective episodes, the minor reservations become negligible. This is truly special film and is now right up there alongside 'Down by Law' and 'Mystery Train' as one of my favourite Jim Jarmusch films. Highly Recommended.

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