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The Night Listener (2006) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

15096

Avg. Rating:

2.04/4

# of Ratings:

37

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/04/2006

Director:

Patrick Stettner

Actors:

Robin Williams
Toni Collette
Joe Morton
Bobby Cannavale
Rory Culkin
Sandra Oh

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A radio talk show host begins talking with a 14 year old boy that has had a horrible life. His own relationship is crumbling when he begins a search for this boy to prove that him and his story is real.

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goodfellamike 10/30/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

An unsettling, but all to vague thriller with believability obviously not much of an option; Toni Collette is very effective in a haunting performance. Final Grade: C+

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Alex 02/26/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Robin Williams in a serious role seems like an OK idea. But, every time he is the lead, he misses big. He is always quiet and timid. A good concept based on a true story that falls completely flat..especially the end.

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Josh C 02/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

A frustrating movie that was mostly predictable but Toni Collette's character was 100% creepy and made the movie decent. The ending was abrupt, never reaching a climax and utterly disappointing. The director really missed it on this one.

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01/08/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Unique Tale

At first, I thought that The Night Listener would be a heart-wrenching thriller, but the drama takes up more the story than any scary part of the movie. Normally, I wouldn't watch a movie with drama, but sometimes the surprises in film make the movie so much better.

The story was believable, and a bit sad. The main character is a man named Gabriel Noone, who is played by Robin Williams. Noone is struggling with relationships in his world while staring a relationship with Pete, a 14 year old boy, over the phone. This idea is unique, and I liked the idea from the beginning of the film. Plus the way the story evolved through the film really felt realistic to me, almost to the point where I thought I was there along side Noone, experiencing these things for myself.

The characters, as we...

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3/4 

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  filmfan09
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01/09/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A disturbing, effectively haunting little movie.

Robin Williams plays Gabriel Noone, a late night radio storyteller who has formed a telephone friendship with a sick boy named Peter, He written a book on the horiffic events of chid molestation, rape,and abuse he suffered. Soon Gabriel wonders if it's all a hoax,is the boy a hoax crafted by his susposed guardian Donna. Played by Toni Collette who is the complete opposite of her last role in Little Miss Sunshine. Donna strings Gabriel along with just enough reason to believe and hope Peter is real, but common sense tell Gabriel that it's all a setup and nothing he believes is real. Willams delivers a great restrained performance and Collette is amazing as Donna who is overly Protective of a Sick child or crazy in a way that will chill you to the bone. This is a great movie that more peopl...

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3/4 

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