Night Across the Street Reviews

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
May 23, 2012
A bizarre and baroque meditation on death, memory and the passage of time that ranks among the director's more cryptic works (of which there are several in his whopping 100+ feature filmography), though it does offer up a few pleasurable moments.
Aaron Cutler
Film Comment Magazine
November 5, 2013
Past, present, and future, and illusion and reality, dissolve as the film's scenes line up like marbles, all of equal weight and value.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
January 7, 2013
Ruiz's final film is one of the cinema's grandest, most graceful farewells to life.
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
February 5, 2013
These are the dreams of a man stepping out of this world, perhaps never more lucid and full of life.
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
February 12, 2013
The film's like wandering unescorted in someone else's mind ... It becomes more beautifully melancholic as you remember it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 24, 2013
The arty, poignant and thought-provoking sentimental film, about life as a never-ending journey, should appeal mostly to Ruiz's devoted fan base.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 7, 2013
Raśl Ruiz's elegiac, enigmatic and mischievous final film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine
October 2, 2012
Across the film's second half, as is sometimes his wont, Ruiz begins to cast aside the genteel, tradition-of-quality trappings misleadingly suggested by the first act and indulges in the lurid fancy of pulp fiction and horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Justin Chang
Variety
February 4, 2013
Pleasurably disorienting.
Jonathan Romney
Screen International
February 4, 2013
Playful and wildly imaginative to the last, this film shows Ruiz going out dreaming, and laughing.
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David Fear
Time Out
February 5, 2013
The way Ruiz uses such giddy flourishes in the name of looking back on one's life is both thrillingly irreverent and surprisingly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 7, 2013
Unusually suffused with the contrast between experience and memory, reality and surreality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
March 1, 2013
It all has a sense of regret and almost relief. It haunts.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
April 25, 2013
Elegiac, witty and deeply reflective, "Night Across the Street" strikes a mature and complex tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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