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All Nighter (2017/Fox DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C- Film: C+

All Nighter (2017) is a new comedy with a great cast including J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Emile Hirsch (Autopsy of Jane Doe, Speed Racer), Analeigh Tipton (Lucy), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth), and Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live). The same can't be said for the tiresome and formulaic screenplay that grows pretty boring, despite its short running time and a strong performance by Simmons.

The story follows a man (Hirsch) who still isn't over his hot ex-girlfriend (Tipton). Months after their breakup, he is visited by her dad (Simmons), to whom he had an awkward encounter with in the past. Rolling his eyes at his lifestyle choices, Simmons needs Hirsch's help to track down his missing daughter in LA. Jumping from place to place on a wild goose chase to find her, they bump into several unusual characters and form a brotherly bond along the way.

Presented in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the transfer is on par with the format but severely lacking when viewing on, say, a new 4K TV. The film has decent cinematography and mainly bright and naturalistic tones, all of which would be improved in HD.

A digital UV copy is also included.

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With predictable story beats and lackluster comedy, All Nighter isn't the worst film (of its kind?) I've seen but not one I would go out of my way to watch again.

- James Lockhart



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