• No
    2 minutes 5 seconds
    Added: Sep 14, 2012

No Reviews

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Daniel Walber
Film School Rejects
January 1, 2014

No is an open conversation about the very means by which we understand ourselves and our societies, the way that we internalize advertising and news footage. It's a manifestation of national memory.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Geoffrey Macnab
January 1, 2014

Larraín shows how idealism and venality sat side by side, how quickly the brutal circumstances in which Pinochet came to power were forgotten and how little seemed to change once he left.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
Top Critic
January 1, 2014

Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
Top Critic
January 1, 2014

The best movie ever made about Chilean plebiscites, No thoroughly deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.

Travis Hopson
October 5, 2013

An incredible and prescient real life story of how a savvy ad campaign brought about real political change.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013

[Director Pablo] Larrain has substituted the icy-veined harshness of his earlier films and replaced it with a celebratory, robust, truly cinematic sensibility.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 22, 2013

Writer-director Pablo Larraín includes much authentic footage from the 'No' and 'Yes' campaign ads, and adopts a complementary 1980s TV-video design.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
July 13, 2013

This is probably the best fact-based account of 1980s Chilean political advertising that I've seen this year.

Will Leitch
July 3, 2013

It features an enormously appealing lead performance by Gael Garcia Bernal, an impressively even-handed approach, and a dynamic visual gimmick.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine
July 1, 2013

No reminds us that wherever "freedom" must be sold to the public, a history of complacency, violence, and terror has to be overcome.

Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
June 24, 2013

Despite a lack of in-depth special features, No is still easy to recommend for its fascinating story that tells of a country getting the unique opportunity to decide its own future.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
June 19, 2013

For all its flaws, 'No' succeeds because the marketers sell the audience, too.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 17, 2013

... like Mad Men, it's a period piece set in the world of advertising and it pays a distracting (and sometimes humorous) amount of attention to period details.

Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 14, 2013

It works as drama. And strangely, considering we know the outcome, it generates considerable suspense.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
May 10, 2013

Despite the light-heartedness, there's a hard, tense edge to the film.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matt Kelemen
May 1, 2013

NO is an important film - especially for people too young or too far removed from Pinochet's "Dirty War" to remember how horrifying the situation was in Argentina during the '70s and '80s. Bernal's screen presence goes a long way in making the movie work

Full Review | Original Score: 4
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
April 27, 2013

A bitingly funny, fascinating and moving portrait of Pinochet's fall that's smartly shot and superbly performed.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 26, 2013

"NO" is an inspirational political drama in which the people are roused by the visual to overcome the vicious.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
Rip It Up
April 26, 2013

... features a fine performance by Gael García Bernal as young ad exec René Saavedra, who didn't, at first, quite realise what he was in for when he decided to assist in the bringing down of military dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Tallerico
Film Threat
April 24, 2013

No is a great historical document as to how one very important revolution started with a commercial.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
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