The Night Listener Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 18143

Average Rating: 2.1/4

# of Ratings: 39

Theatrical Release Date: 08/04/2006

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Patrick Stettner

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

Plot: 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.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2.5/4

goodfellamike - wrote on 10/30/2008

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+

Rating of
1.5/4

Alex - wrote on 02/26/2007

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.

Rating of
2/4

Josh C - wrote on 02/25/2007

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.

Full Movie Reviews

DarkCritic
DarkCritic
Rising Star

Rating of
3/4

Unique Tale

DarkCritic - wrote on 01/08/2010

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 …

filmfan09
filmfan09
Producer

Rating of
3/4

A disturbing, effectively haunting little movie.

filmfan09 - wrote on 01/09/2009

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 …

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