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Lights in the Dusk (Laitakaupungin valot) Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though it's the weakest of the three panels that form Kaurismaki's trilogy, which began with Drifting Clouds in 1996, it's still worth seeing.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

June 3, 2011
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

December 7, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's a deceptively satisfying, almost magical achievement, like being stranded in a desert yet never going thirsty.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 21, 2007
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A wholly satisfying comic-existential bit of fluff.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

September 12, 2007
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

It's exactly the picture he wanted to make; that's for sure. But in this case that's not quite enough.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

September 7, 2007
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Kaurismäki's spare style and economical storytelling are well-suited to this particular story about loneliness, as the director never muddies the frame with sentimental dross or lugubrious inclinations.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

August 25, 2007
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Aki Kaurismaki's gloomy take on film noir... is pure Kaurismaki, done in the director's inimitable deadpan and surreally dispassionate style and grim sensibility.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

August 2, 2007
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

There is an admirable rigor here and even a brief touch of sunshine, but almost none of the humor that marks [Kaurismaki's] best work.

July 15, 2007
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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The distance Kaurismki creates belies his deeply humanistic streak. He engages characters in the direst of situations not to see them suffer but to search for hope.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 12, 2007
Armond White
New York Press

The downbeat tone of Lights in the Dusk just escapes offense and self-parody due to Kaurismäki's careful, subtle craftsmanship.

Full Review Source: New York Press

July 11, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Another weird, frigid tale by Kaurismaki.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: B+

June 21, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Lights In The Dusk plays out in the expected Kaurismäki style, with flavorful musical interludes, great affection for the city's outcasts, and lots of bleakness chased by the faintest sliver of hope.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

June 16, 2007
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Another in a series of Kaurismaki's deeply touching portraits of ordinary people, full of gentle and mournfully poetic subtle narrative rhythms.

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June 15, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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So stylized and slow-moving (even at a spare 75 minutes) that you may have trouble adapting to its hypnotic rhythms -- but if you can, there are sumptuous visual rewards to be found, plus the faintest emotional uptick right at the end.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 14, 2007
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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There's great music, an excellent dog, and that indescribable Kaurismäki tension between misery and a cosmic joke.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 13, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's a handsome production, and a pleasure to watch.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

June 13, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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If you're new to Kaurismaki, the film will make you a fan. If you've seen everything else he's ever done, the comedy will confirm your commitment.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 13, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A mood of cosmic desolation seeps like late autumn sunlight filtered through clouds in Aki Kaurismaki's Lights in the Dusk.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

June 13, 2007
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Strangely moving--a meditation on loneliness and ennui in a heartless, modern, industrial society.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 13, 2007

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
October 18, 2007
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