Dennis Gansel, director of the critically acclaimed THE WAVE, explores a seething dark side of Berlin in the WE ARE THE NIGHT. Following a sect of seductive female vampires that hide out in the city's alternative clubs, enjoying the luxury and pleasures their attained immortality provides them and wreaking horror on a string of unsuspecting victims, the film is a brilliantly stylized vision of the classic vampire myth -- a sensual, charismatic thrill ride fascinated with all aspects of the night.
A love triangle with fangs but no bite, the German import "We Are the Night" is mostly infatuated with its own stylish excesses.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 05.26.2011
Stylishly reinvents juvenile pulp with flashy pyrotechnics.Ronnie Scheib, Variety, 05.25.2011
Gansel compensates for the story's lack of emotional heft with rousing chase scenes and impressive, near-poetic CGI set pieces, and works in a sly suggestion that vampirism is the ultimate expression of consumerist indulgence.Mark Holcomb, Village Voice, 05.24.2011