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Shadow Hours is a 2000 American thriller directed, written and produced by Isaac H. Eaton. It premiered in competition during the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.[2]

Shadow Hours
A man is suspended facing up by ropes tied to his wrists and torso. Up from him is a giant clock display.
US DVD cover.
Directed byIsaac H. Eaton
Produced byIsaac H. Eaton
Written byIsaac H. Eaton
Music byBrian Tyler
CinematographyFrank Byers
5150 Productions
Newmark Films Inc.
Seven Arts Productions
Distributed byNewmark Films Inc. (USA)
Release date
  • July 17, 2000 (2000-07-17) (Limited)
Running time
95 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$38,181[1]


Michael Holloway (Balthazar Getty) is a recovering addict working as a gas station attendant to support his pregnant wife, Chloe (Rebecca Gayheart). He is then drawn into the seedy underworld of Los Angeles by Stuart (Peter Weller), a mysterious and wealthy stranger.



Shadow Hours received mixed to negative reviews. The film holds a 14% approval rating on the review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 2.7/10 based on an aggregation of 14 reviews.[3] Metacritic, which uses a weighted mean, assigned a score of 26 out of 100, based on reviews from 13 film critics.[4] Lawrence Van Gelder of The New York Times wrote that "Rarely has debauchery been such a bore",[5] whereas Maitland McDonagh of TV Guide had a less harsh opinion, calling the movie "a very entertaining, if thoroughly silly, morality tale" and giving it four out of five stars.[6]


  1. ^ "Shadow Hours (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Shadow Hours". Sundance Institute. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Shadow Hours (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Shadow Hours Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Shadow Hours - FILM REVIEW; Night Crawlers, Beware: You Could Lose Your Soul". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Shadow Hours: Review". TV Guide. Retrieved June 7, 2013.

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