• Unrated, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Lucy Mulloy
    In Theaters:
    Aug 23, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 23, 2013
  • IFC Films

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Una noche (One Night) Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

unforgettable portrait of Havana--away from the tourist haunts and into its back streets

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

September 20, 2013
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Not only a portrait of the frustrations and yearnings of Cuban youth, but a universally relevant one of any people striving for more and better than their current stifling existences.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2013
Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
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A compelling portrait of a population decrement via the Florida Straits.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 13, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Mulloy's camera is fully alive to the geographical possibilities of her location, hustling after the hustlers, pausing for a shot of a caged bird or a nightclub singer. It's quite a stew.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2013
Mark Keizer
Alt Film Guide

(Mulloy shows) a genuine sense of empathy for her yearning, troubled characters and an artist's eye for the beauty of decay.

Full Review Source: Alt Film Guide | Original Score: 3/5

September 5, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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[Mulloy] brings a documentarian's objective eye to "Una Noche," yet the actors - non-professionals - convey exactly the emotions she is looking for.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

September 5, 2013
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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Writer-director Lucy Mulloy displays much promise in her first feature, a gritty teen drama shot in Havana with a nonprofessional cast.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 5, 2013
Mark Rozeman
Paste Magazine

Augmenting the film's evocative visuals are the phenomenal performances courtesy of its three leads, all of whom are first time, non-professional actors.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.6/10

September 5, 2013
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Molloy captures the Cuban spirit of energy, resiliency, resourcefulness, and passion. She does an impressive job of blending an intimate story of friends with a meticulously observed portrait of Havana.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

August 30, 2013
Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve

The Spike Lee-presented Una Noche is less a sociopolitical statement than a sweaty, sexed-up coming-of-age film.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3/5

August 26, 2013
Gabe Toro
The Playlist

While the film may be the text, it's impossible to not watch Una Noche and feel those pangs of bittersweet emotions, knowing that these actors have found the happiness for which their characters fought.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: A-

August 23, 2013
Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

Despite the bleak-ness of the situation, the film vibrates with color, noise, music, ferocious arguments (both serious and teasing), and eye-catching snapshots of everyday life in Havana.

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 23, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Una noche thrums with the vibrant energy of restless youth taking their fates into their own hands.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2013
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Una Noche" surges with vitality so palpable that, for its duration, you feel as if you were living in the skins of characters often photographed in such extreme close-up that they seem to be breathing in your face.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2013
Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
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The energy, thrum and heartache of modern Havana keep this teen drama afloat when it just as easily could have drifted into cliché waters.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A familiar Cuban emigre drama given to youthful, impulsive surprises.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

August 20, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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This urban slice-of-life becomes a tale of arguing kids, each touchingly preoccupied with his or her own sexual identity, all at odds with the elements themselves.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 20, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

Apart from some nice photography of a sea-swept Havana, there's really little to recommend in this sincere but scattered telling of an escape to America.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 26, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Graced with an appealing soundtrack and actors who put fierce heart into every gesture, the movie never achieves the emotional impact desired.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2013
Nick Schager
AV Club
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A film that spends scant time fleshing out any various elements ...

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

August 22, 2013
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