Hotel Noir Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
October 12, 2012

This film noir homage should have been fun, but it's cheaply shot and indifferently conceived

Daniel M. Gold
New York Times
Top Critic
October 11, 2012

To succeed as more than a study in artifice, a film - especially one steeped in fatalism - needs to feel real.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
October 11, 2012

A first-rate cast and stunning black-and-white visuals aren't enough to make this homage to classic film noir successful.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Top Critic
October 11, 2012

It's hard to know whether Sebastian Gutierrez is imitating or satirizing the hard-boiled noirs of Hollywood's past, but either way it feels like a botched attempt.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rex Reed
New York Observer
Top Critic
October 10, 2012

The film's weakest link is Rufus Sewell's rumpled gumshoe, inarticulate and mumbling to the point of madness.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Fear
Time Out New York
Top Critic
October 9, 2012

You never lose the nagging sense that you're simply watching a high-school drama club's production of '40s fatalism chic.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
Top Critic
October 9, 2012

Gutierrez bathes in moodiness while remaining unconcerned with anything so pedestrian as dramatic cohesion.

Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 8, 2012

Though the kooky tale could have been more focused with fewer punchlines, all that seems to be missing is the dame called toots perhaps remarking to her latest possible infatuation: Is that a Kalashnikov in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me.

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