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Day Night Day Night Reviews

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
June 17, 2013
Viewers will find themselves asking "Why? Why? Why?" in a structural echo, perhaps, of the repetition in the film's title.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
July 5, 2008
The Day of the Jackal meets The Rapture in a bathtub full of barbiturates.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 16, 2008
den dikaiologei bebaia ton enthoysiasmo me ton opoio petaksan tis kilotes toys arketoi fanatikoi tis afairetikis kinimatografisis ana ton kosmo toy anaksartitoy, alla oyte prepei na perasei aparatiriti, esto kai san sporadika epityhimeni kai akribis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 20, 2007
It is small of scale, budget and even of intentions. But like any act of the unthinkable, it looms large in the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
August 10, 2007
Loktev creates a minimalist study of unfathomable faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
July 17, 2007
For 94 mesmerizing, narratively minimalist minutes Russian born filmmaker Julia Loktev pushes post 9-11 buttons. The result is a masterfully crafted exercise in dread unlike anything you're likely to have seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
June 8, 2007
The film is beautifully built and has moments of terrifying tension. If it can't quite find a way to end, it nonetheless makes vivid work of the time it takes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 1, 2007
An unflinching look, uncomfortably up close and personal, at a young woman determined to go through actions that we know must end badly.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 31, 2007
The film's format and style dictate that she has to hold our interest throughout, sometimes without dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 30, 2007
Julia Loktev's movie never explains the suicide bomber or makes her strange in order to ease your own mind. Rather, it makes you nervous both for and about her.
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
May 19, 2007
This is Filmmaking!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Los Angeles Daily News
May 19, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 15, 2007
For something completely different, controversial subject matter (New York bombing) combines with seamless set/surroundings to project a set of abstract images and a marginally successful experimental adventure.
| Original Score: 7/10
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
May 10, 2007
never gives us a simple why
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
May 10, 2007
Day Night Day Night has captured viewers' attention around the world for its remarkable craftsmanship, technical command and distinctive vision.
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John Anderson
Newsday
May 10, 2007
[Director] Loktev provokes in her audience an involuntary shudder, because we realize that whether an act is madness or inspiration really depends on what side you're on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
May 9, 2007
Inspired by an actual event in her native Russia, current New Yorker Julia Loktev's Day Night Day Night offers a chillingly effective look at the ease with which a suicide bomber could wreak havoc on U.S. soil -- specifically in Times Square.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 9, 2007
Filmmaker Julia Loktev's taut, harrowing drama chronicles two days and nights of one of our darkest contemporary fears: a young woman who, for reasons never stated, decides to turn herself into a human bomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 9, 2007
Too much information would only get in the way and lessen this compelling film's evocation of dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 9, 2007
Day Night Day Night, a movie about a suicide bomber, may be serious, and it is certainly sure of itself. But it is also maddeningly, purposefully evasive.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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