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

No Reviews

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Hannah McGill
The List
January 15, 2013

Director Pablo Larrain clearly wishes neither to sentimentalise the past, nor excoriate it with cynical satire; but this trepidation leaves his film feeling indecisive.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
April 5, 2013

All historical and little drama.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Schembri
May 4, 2013

Shooting the entire film on video equipment of the era gives No some visual snap but it is very much a pedestrian, by-the-numbers docu-drama tale, with the emphasis on the former rather than the latter.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
February 14, 2013

The story of it, while true to the moment, needed - ironically - much more dynamism.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic
February 14, 2013

Largely a gimmick picture: At all times, it looks like hastily assembled news footage shot on grainy videotape in 1988.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
January 26, 2013

[VIDEO ESSAY] Gael Garcia Bernal's television adman-turned-political-commercial-creator Rene Saavedra is such an ethically ambiguous protagonist that "No" falls completely flat as a piece of agitprop cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 7, 2013

No, sadly, is a no-no from Chile's Pablo Larraín.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lee Marshall
Screen International
May 25, 2012

Larrain's bizarre decision to make his film blend in with its extensive passages of archive footage by shooting in U-matic - the default TV production format of the 1980s - makes for an uncomfortable cinematic viewing experience.

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
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-
Nancy Flores
Austin American-Statesman
March 28, 2013

Bernal deftly explores the layers of the character's complexity, including his political apathy.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Papadopoulos
Sky Movies
February 7, 2013

A terrific and thrilling drama about the power of hope, of optimism, and of bravery in the face of intimidation, and very real and extreme physical danger.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Gabrielle Lipton
Paste Magazine
February 14, 2013

Bernal plays the creative type perfectly. His big eyes always seem to be seeing things that others don't, and through his calm, methodical demeanor, you can sense the wheels turning in his head.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
Jamie Neish
February 8, 2013

An alluring lead performance from Bernal and a suitably low-key, almost purring soundtrack composed by Carlos Cabezas

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
February 17, 2013

It makes the superficial Mad Men seem like, well, a commercial. Buy, buy, buy.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies
February 7, 2013

A resounding yes.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Guy Lodge
May 25, 2012

A hearty celebration of hard-earned democracy spiked with just enough of the director's acidly crooked humor to remind us whose house we're in.

Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
Top Critic
March 28, 2013

"No" is a picture that perches precariously on the cusp of a paradox.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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