Day for Night Reviews

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July 23, 2020
The film is a combination guided tour and gossip column, documentary and exposé, guaranteed to please both young people interested in making movies and older folk curious about the mysteries of the film studio.
June 11, 2020
[Day for Night is] universal in its sheer humanism, its exuberance, its tragic-comic view of people and events, and completely irresistible in its sheer love of the life it leads.
April 15, 2019
Somehow, in taking us behind the curtain of how movie magic is made, Truffaut gives us even more magic. Sometimes the process is just as interesting as the product.
December 28, 2018
A sometimes exasperated, sometimes melancholic meditation on the artistic process, Day for Night is one of the greatest love letters to filmmaking ever made.
May 3, 2018
A glorious ode to the fleeting, addictive and irreplaceable joys of cinematic collaboration...
January 16, 2017
Aggravating to the more seriously-minded auteurs of the French New Wave, Truffaut's film is nevertheless a deeply personal, warm and human tribute to the passion of cinema.
October 31, 2016
Unlike many a behind-the-scenes portrait, Truffaut aims for affection and amiability for most of Day for Night.
October 7, 2015
François Truffaut's love letter to filmmaking
April 12, 2012
Though not one of Truffaut's strongest works, this loving tribute to the chaotic process of filmmaking is charming, which may explain its win of the best foreign language film Oscar.
February 22, 2011
It is a Pirandellian affair, an elegiac celebration of a dying kind of cinema, a meditation on the connection between film and life by Truffaut...
February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011
One of the great love letters to the chaos and creativity, joy and sorrow of movie-making.
February 17, 2011
It is a breezy, richly enjoyable if not especially profound film about cinema: it conjures the ambient, dizzy sexiness of movie artifice, and it's also notable for a remarkable cameo by Graham Greene.
February 17, 2011
[An] exhilarating, Oscar-winning celebration of the movie-making process.
February 16, 2011
It's a hilarious and informative movie, and in the pantheon of films about filmmaking, it strikes a neat balance between the operatic neuroses of '8 1/2' and the warm, pastel-hued nostalgia of 'Singin' in the Rain'.
February 9, 2011
Cinephiles will lap it up.
November 26, 2007
August 26, 2007
June 16, 2007
It might not be a great film or one of Truffaut's arty ones, but it's entertaining, observant and witty.
February 18, 2007
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