In a seemingly post-apocalyptic world, the surface has soldiers who may kill people, and shadows have monsters. Let’s see if this group can get to their destination alive.


Director(s) Gabriel Campoy, Guillem Lafoz
Screenplay By Gabriel Campoy, Guillem Lafoz
Date Released (Film Festival – Tribeca Film Festival) 6/13/2022
Genre(s) Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration 17 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated

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Film Summary

A group of people are traversing underground caves to safely get to La Luz. However, their safety is highly dependent on the batteries powering the light fixtures they have. This light is necessary to ward off monsters that live underground, in the shadows. But as one person’s battery goes out, panic starts to settle in, and there is the need to wonder if there is a chance for survival when everyone begins to fend for themselves?

Review

Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

Highlights

While It Feels Incomplete, You Are Completely Drawn In

Leaving out details can often be detrimental for shorts. It can leave you stuck asking why this, why that, rather than paying attention to what is happening then and now. “Night Breakers” side steps that issue for you are constantly left to wonder what’s next? Yes, catching anyone’s name is impossible. Also, knowing why they are heading to La Luz, what life they left, and other things you are left to wonder. But, in the journey, as monsters snatch people, betrayals happen, and you’re left to wonder who, if anyone, may survive. It isn’t until the credits roll that the rush of questions comes about – which is how it should be.

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Ratings

  • Recommended: Some of the best-seen movies we have ever watched and mentioned to friends, family, and strangers as films that need to be seen.
  • Positive (Worth Seeing): Whether you’ll have to go to the movies, download, or stream, movies of this category are worth your time and money with few, if any, qualms from us.
  • Mixed (Divisive): Due to this movie having a few quirks, of which may work for some and for others be a problem, we believe your enjoyment of this movie will depend on your taste.
  • Negative (Acquired Taste): While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

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Mei (Chacha Huang) watching the chaos of her fellow travelers beginning to bicker with one another
Night Breakers (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Overall
"Night Breakers" embraces the idea that shorts are but a pitch to leave the audience clamoring for more, and damn, does it do that in a notable way.
Highlights
While It Feels Incomplete, You Are Completely Drawn In
Disputable
82
Positive (Worth Seeing)


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