"You know, when you're little, you have more endurance than God is ever to grant you again. Children are man at his strongest."
A gothic fairytale hellbent on bathing its audience in German expressionism, 'The Night of the Hunter' does not hold back its uniqueness at any single point during the film. Yes, there are a couple of quick edits that are a little hokey and the child actor playing John isn't perfect like my rating would suggest, but as…
“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job.'”
This is the only line of dialogue needed to understand where Fletcher (played by an astounding J.K. Simmons) is coming from. His background is deeply rooted in the philosophy of hardening someone to bring out their best. What he doesn't realize, is that not everyone works like that (which Neiman says next at the bar). Using his strong belief in hard work and being pushed to…