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The Vast of Night (2020)



Critic Consensus: An engrossing sci-fi thriller that transcends its period trappings, The Vast of Night suggests great things for debuting director Andrew Patterson.

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In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.


Sierra McCormick
as Fay Crocker
Jake Horowitz
as Everett Sloan
Gail Cronauer
as Mabel Blanche
Mark Banik
as Gerald

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All Critics (205) | Top Critics (29)

Writer-director Andrew Patterson and cinematographer M.I. Littin-Menz are at times breathtakingly mobile as their camera navigates a tiny world frozen in nicotine amber.

July 1, 2020 | Full Review…

This one will leave the hairs on your arm standing up...

June 23, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Working with a minuscule budget, Patterson pulls off a feat as amazing as any flying saucer.

June 5, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This witty and audacious sci-fi mystery arrives like a persistent and unexplained radar-bleep from the heavens: low-budget, high-concept.

June 1, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's remarkably sharp, funny, and ominous. A terrific debut.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

It is very low-key and obviously extremely low-budget, but also stylish and clever.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

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