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Cast: Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One, Mud), Ana de Armas (Knives Out, Knock Knock), John Leguizamo (John Wick: Chapter 2, Moulin Rouge!) and Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, Twister)

Director: Michael Cristofer

Genre: Crime/Drama

Year: 2020

Rating: R

While on duty, a young, socially challenged hotel clerk (Tye Sheridan) witnesses a murder in one of the rooms but his suspicious actions land him as the lead detective’s (John Leguizamo) number one suspect.

'The Night Clerk' tells the story of Bart who works as a clerk at a local hotel. Bart suffers from asperger's syndrome which makes if very difficult for him to communicate with others. In order to learn how others talk to one another Bart installs cameras in the hotel rooms so he can watch how people communicate but when he witnesses a murder it makes him the number one suspect. But after falling for a young lady at the hotel he will have to try and stop the killer before she is next.

This is a crime story but it also has its funny moments and it is sort of a coming of age story as Bart suffers his first heartbreak after following of a hotel guest, Andrea. Right from the start the story sucked me in but mainly because of Tye Sheridan. His performance as Bart makes you feel for the young man through his everyday struggles. He also puts a smile on your face with Bart's problem he has with telling things like they are. This sets up a lot of the film's more comic moments. Sheridan was terrific in such films as 'Mud' and 'Joe' but this by far is his best performance of his your career.

Tye Sheridan is not alone in the film though. John Leguizamo stars as the detective on the case and the great Helen Hunt plays Ty's mother in the film. Also I can't forget to mention the beautiful and talented Ana de Armas who plays Andrea. The film was written and directed by, Michael Cristofer who does a terrific job telling the two stories at once and keeping the film moving at a nice pace.

'The Night Clerk' will be in select theaters, on demand and digital on February 21, 2020. Highly recommend checking out this terrific murder mystery that will keep you engaged from start to finish.

Released by Saban Films

**** Out Of *****