The Night Clerk(2020)
The Night Clerk is a 2020 American crime drama film, written and directed by Michael Cristofer. It stars Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas, John Leguizamo and Helen Hunt, and follows a hotel night clerk who becomes the center of a murder investigation. The film was released on February 21, 2020, by Saban Films. On June 6, 2020, Netflix released the film on its platform. The film has received negative reviews from critics who criticized it for its lackluster story, deriative, and undeveloped characters; however, Sheridan's performance did receive praise.
The Night Clerk(2020)
Bart Bromley lives with his mom and has Asperger's syndrome. He places hidden cameras in a room at the hotel where he works as a night desk clerk, and uses the live feeds and recordings to overcome his social awkwardness by imitating the speech and mannerisms of the guests. On his nightly shift, Bart watches Karen, who has recently checked in. After his shift, he buys ice cream, goes home, and continues to watch Karen.
One night, a beautiful woman named Karen (Jacque Gray) checks in, and Bart steers her to one of his surveilled rooms. He watches her as a man comes to the sliding door to meet her, and a fight breaks out. As Bart races to the room to try and help, a shot rings out. He retrieves most of his cameras, conveniently forgetting one for an officer played by John Leguizamo to find. As the officer investigates the case, Bart is quietly moved to another hotel in the same chain, where the lovely Andrea (Ana de Armas) checks in, flirting with the young man in such a way that he thinks maybe he can actually have a relationship beyond looking at a computer screen.
In THE NIGHT CLERK, Bart Bromley (Tye Sheridan), a young man with Asperger's syndrome, works the 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. shift at the front desk of a small hotel. Hoping to learn to improve his social interactions, Bart has placed secret cameras in the rooms to study people. One night he spies a woman being beaten to death by a mysterious man; only the perpetrator's tattoo is visible. Because of Bart's odd behavior, a police detective (John Leguizamo) starts to suspect him, and Bart's worrying, protective mother (Helen Hunt) tries to shield him. Meanwhile, a new woman, Andrea (Ana de Armas), checks in to the hotel. Since her brother also had Asperger's, she understands Bart's behavior. They become friends, and Bart begins to nurse romantic feelings for her. But the murderer is still on the loose ...
The other key to the movie's success is de Armas, whose Andrea shows great compassion to Bart, even after things turn uneasy between them. Cristofer creates an alluring atmosphere, using the night air and the hotel's small size to create an insulated feel, almost as if this were a dream of a film noir. Where The Night Clerk doesn't quite live up to expectations is in some of its character motivations and in its murder plot. It's serviceable and effective, but it lacks any sharp twists and turns to keep die-hard mystery fans guessing. Fortunately, the characters are interesting enough that they make the movie worth a look.
Tye Sheridan stars as Bart Bromley, an autistic young man who works the overnight shift at a local hotel. Bart lives with his mother (Helen Hunt), but spends all of his spare time locked away in their home's basement. Bart has installed hidden cameras in a hotel room. He records the guests, then uses the videos to practice social interaction. Bart can't look people in the eye. His shoulders droop. He rambles incessantly at the slightest uncomfortable pause. Bart is desperately lonely.
The Night ClerkAttribution informationDirector(s)Michael CristoferProducer(s)David WulfArianne FraserTye SheridanWriter(s)Michael CristoferStarringTye SheridanAna de ArmasHelen HuntMusic byErik HallProduction informationReleasedFebruary 21, 2020 (United States)February 21, 2020 (Netflix)March 10, 2021 (Netflix)Run time90 minutesLanguageEnglishMovies on NetflixThe Night Clerk is an American crime drama film written and directed by Michael Cristofer. The movie follows follows a hotel night clerk who becomes the center of a murder investigation. The film was released on February 21, 2020, by Saban Films. On February 21, 2020 it was released Netflix in a few areas and on March 10, 2021 in Central America and South America areas.
But one night, he witnesses a murder in one of the rooms, and rather than call the police, he runs into the room where later one of his co-workers finds him sitting by the dead body of the murdered woman. Police Detective Espada (John Leguizamo) questions Bart, and because there are holes in his story about his whereabouts, Espada considers Bart a person of interest in the case.
Also, he works as a night clerk (hence the title) at a hotel. Actually, he also uses this job to set up cameras everywhere so that he can really study people. He honestly does not have any sinister or dirty intensions. Instead, he looks at the most mundane exchanges and tries to imitate the dialogue to use later in real-life situations.
Tye Sheridan stars as a hotel night clerk, Bart Bromley, who is a highly intelligent young man on the Autism spectrum. When a woman is murdered during his shift, Bart becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigation closes in, Bart makes a personal connection with a beautiful guest named Andrea (Ana de Armas), but soon realizes he must stop the real murderer before she becomes the next victim. Also starring Helen Hunt and John Leguizamo.
Between Andrea's vanishing act, Bart shooting his monitor, the arrival of the police at Bart's home, and that final shot of Bart disappearing into a crowd, it's pretty easy to get lost, so here's the gist: Andrea was working with Karen's killer. After spending the night, she planted the gun on Bart and stole the incriminating security camera footage. In that last Andrea scene, we see her turning the footage over to Nick. When the police arrive at Bart's house, all the evidence points to him as Karen's killer. Understanding the jeopardy he's in, Bart runs away to save his skin. 041b061a72