Dying of the Light

Out Now On-Demand

Nicolas Cage is agent Evan Lake in this CIA thriller, ordered to retire when diagnosed with early signs of dementia. But when he hears that terrorist Muhammad Banir has resurfaced, retirement is no longer an option - forcing him to go rogue. Written and directed by Paul Schrader, screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, and co-produced by Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Drive.


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Drama, Thriller


Rating: R16 Violence and offensive language


Times (UK)


While this was all no doubt galling for Schrader and Kosuth, you don't get the sense that there is a masterpiece lurking somewhere underneath.

Guardian (UK)


In recent years, Paul Schrader has reached the unenviable position where his career has become at least as horribly compelling as the movies that he makes.

Little White Lies (UK)


There are some great ideas here, and the film as a whole does make for cheerfully compulsive viewing.

Dissolve (USA)


Trimmed within an inch of its life to 94 minutes... left with nothing but the faintest echoes of whatever ideas might have inspired its making.

Variety (USA)


A weirdly misshapen, fitfully intriguing depiction of one man's wayward quest for justice, plainly compromised in ways that only a director's cut could properly illuminate.

New York Times


Sometimes plays as just another high-concept vehicle for a comically overacting Mr. Cage. But Mr. Schrader's vision is strong enough to rage against the hackier calculations.