Sight and Sound - 09/01/1997
"...Compelling....It is a pleasure to watch a film-maker who treats law and ethics with the seriousness and intelligence they deserve..."
USA Today - 05/16/1997
"...The real thing: its maker's best since 1988's RUNNING ON EMPTY..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 05/16/1997
"...Mr. Lumet's screenplay does a good job of articulating the disillusioning realities of careerism and crime. And he has an ear, as ever, for the disparate voices of the city..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/16/1997
"...Quintessential Lumet....Lumet creates -- with warmth, wisdom and humor -- a vibrant world in which good and evil are in constant combat and in which possibilities in relationships between people are fluid and infinite..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/16/1997
"...[Lumet] shows how well he knows his way through moral mazes....In this film he finds performances that suggest just how tangled his characters are....NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN is absorbing..."
In Sidney Lumet's NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN, an ex-policeman who takes a job as a district attorney is forced to choose between upholding the law and protecting his family when his father--also a cop--is implicated on corruption charges.