1,000 Times Good Night (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

1,000 Times Good Night (2014)



Critic Consensus: Beautifully filmed and powerfully acted, 1,000 Times Good Night achieves absorbing fact-based drama without overindulging in Hollywood contrivances.

1,000 Times Good Night Photos

Movie Info

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray. (C) Film Movement

Watch it now


Eve Macklin
as Brians kjæreste
Des Nealon
as Elderly Man
Jonathan Byrne
as Marine Biologist
Najat Azgar
as Suicide Bomber
Jameela Shafaq
as Translator
Omar Elmouden
as Driver (Suicide Bomber)
Caitriona Nimhurchu
as Teacher in Dublin
Stephen Mullan
as Receptionist
Carl Shaaban
as Courier
Peter Sexton
as Stephanie's Classmate
View All

News & Interviews for 1,000 Times Good Night

Critic Reviews for 1,000 Times Good Night

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (28)

Binoche is impressive, bringing a steely, self-contained detachment to even the most intimate moments with her family. But Erik Poppe, the director, slathers the film in overly sentimental music choices

August 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If I'm complaining about this movie a lot for one I'm deeming better than fair, it's because I was frustrated by how its first-rate ingredients, Binoche chief among them, somehow failed to create a spectacular end result.

August 7, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Poppe registers Rebecca's moral commitment as well as the compulsive aspect of her dedication but the film oscillates between drama and statement; it becomes a series of set-pieces and what-ifs, particularly towards the end.

November 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

When we see photos or film footage taken at great risk on the front line we rarely stop to think of the price paid by the photographer; this film rectifies that.

November 26, 2014 | Rating: 4/5

This potent Norwegian drama by Erik Poppe, himself a veteran war photographer, opens with a gripping sequence.

November 6, 2014 | Full Review…

The whole cast is good, but as always, all roads lead to Binoche, who is wonderful.

October 30, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 1,000 Times Good Night


Despite its gorgeous cinematography and good performances, it is frustrating that, after a hard-hitting first hour, this disjointed drama loses focus with unnecessary details (the guilt issue, the plutonium remarks) and alienates us by turning the protagonist into a hideously selfish person.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

1,000 Times Good Night Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features