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  • No
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    Added: Sep 14, 2012

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No Reviews

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Hannah McGill
The List

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 Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

January 15, 2013
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

All historical and little drama.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 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 Source: 3AW | Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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The story of it, while true to the moment, needed - ironically - much more dynamism.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Largely a gimmick picture: At all times, it looks like hastily assembled news footage shot on grainy videotape in 1988.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 14, 2013
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[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 Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

January 26, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

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

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2013
Lee Marshall
Screen International

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.

Full Review Source: Screen International

May 25, 2012
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

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

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 5, 2013
Will Leitch
Deadspin

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

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: A-

July 3, 2013
Nancy Flores
Austin American-Statesman

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

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: B

March 28, 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 Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2013
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

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 Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 24, 2013
Gabrielle Lipton
Paste Magazine

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 Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.8/10

February 14, 2013
Jamie Neish
HeyUGuys

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

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2013
Tara Brady
Irish Times

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

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 17, 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 Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 26, 2013
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies

A resounding yes.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2013
Guy Lodge
HitFix

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.

Full Review Source: HitFix

May 25, 2012
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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"No" is a picture that perches precariously on the cusp of a paradox.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 28, 2013
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