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Gone in the Night

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United States · 2022
1h 30m
Director Eli Horowitz
Starring Winona Ryder, Dermot Mulroney, John Gallagher Jr., Brianne Tju
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When Kath and her boyfriend arrive at a remote cabin in the redwoods, they find a mysterious young couple already there. Confused, they decide to share the cabin for the night anyway. However, when her boyfriend disappears with the young woman, Kath becomes obsessed with finding an explanation.

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TheWrap by

Part unlikely friendship tale and part potpourri of genre tropes orchestrated as a parade of red herrings, this debut feature takes on modern culture’s blatant disdain of aging and veneration of youth. ... Greatly entertaining.


Paste Magazine by Aurora Amidon

The Cow goes in a number of unexpected directions that, on paper, look like fodder for a perfect missing-persons mystery à la Gone Girl or Prisoners. The problem is, Horowitz doesn’t quite seem sure how to tell the story in a way that keeps the viewer engaged.


The Film Stage by John Fink

The film’s final revelations are underdeveloped and underwhelming, wrapping up events neatly in a way that lacked the humor of earlier scenes.


The Hollywood Reporter by Jon Frosch

The Cow is depressingly slack and indecisive, neither leaning hard enough into its B-movie preposterousness nor taking the time to build any real, sustained suspense.


IndieWire by Kate Erbland

As “The Cow” sinks deeper into increasingly limp twists, turns, and choices, Ryder keeps hold of Kath, offering the film’s most genuine surprise: a real, lived-in, fully fleshed out performance. No one else can match her, but who could even try?


Screen Rant by Mae Abdulbaki

At the very least, The Cow offers some food for thought and has a strong setup, even if it doesn't fully deliver a satisfying conclusion.


The Playlist by Marya E. Gates

The blended tones and mixing of rom-com tropes with wry humor and mystery mostly work well until the film makes a hard pivot to biotech horror. By the last act the script begins to resemble "The X-Files," however the same implausibility that made that show a hoot, here unfortunately undermines the spell the film had successfully cast.


Screen Daily by Tim Grierson

Despite some resonant themes, this playful thriller grows increasingly implausible, relying on twists that neither shock nor deepen the film’s exploration of unhappiness and regret.

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