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Day Night Day Night Reviews

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
June 17, 2013
Viewers will find themselves asking "Why? Why? Why?" in a structural echo, perhaps, of the repetition in the film's title.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 1, 2008
In the end, we're left just as much in the dark as we were in the beginning of the film as to what motivates such a young woman to give up her life.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
July 5, 2008
The Day of the Jackal meets The Rapture in a bathtub full of barbiturates.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 16, 2008
den dikaiologei bebaia ton enthoysiasmo me ton opoio petaksan tis kilotes toys arketoi fanatikoi tis afairetikis kinimatografisis ana ton kosmo toy anaksartitoy, alla oyte prepei na perasei aparatiriti, esto kai san sporadika epityhimeni kai akribis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 20, 2007
It is small of scale, budget and even of intentions. But like any act of the unthinkable, it looms large in the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
August 10, 2007
Loktev creates a minimalist study of unfathomable faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard M. Porton
Chicago Reader
August 10, 2007
Unfortunately this portrait of a young woman on the eve of her first terrorist foray -- a bombing of Times Square -- replaces the knee-jerk patriotic bluster of Hollywood films with its own postmodern cliches.
Peter Sobczynski
August 10, 2007
The kind of movie that is far more interesting and edifying to read about and discuss than it is to actually sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 18, 2007
In striving to nail down every excruciating detail of how an attack might take place, Loktev squanders forward momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
July 17, 2007
For 94 mesmerizing, narratively minimalist minutes Russian born filmmaker Julia Loktev pushes post 9-11 buttons. The result is a masterfully crafted exercise in dread unlike anything you're likely to have seen before.
| Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
June 8, 2007
The film is beautifully built and has moments of terrifying tension. If it can't quite find a way to end, it nonetheless makes vivid work of the time it takes.
| Original Score: B+
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 1, 2007
An unflinching look, uncomfortably up close and personal, at a young woman determined to go through actions that we know must end badly.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 31, 2007
The film's format and style dictate that she has to hold our interest throughout, sometimes without dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
May 30, 2007
Julia Loktev's movie never explains the suicide bomber or makes her strange in order to ease your own mind. Rather, it makes you nervous both for and about her.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
May 23, 2007
All in all, it's a creepy subject for a movie -- especially when there is no payoff at the end.
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
May 19, 2007
This is Filmmaking!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 15, 2007
For something completely different, controversial subject matter (New York bombing) combines with seamless set/surroundings to project a set of abstract images and a marginally successful experimental adventure.
| Original Score: 7/10
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 12, 2007
Efforts to universalize this story by avoiding specifics ends up making Day Night Day Night broad and blank, reducing the lead character to one more generic nutcase for us to fear and pity. And isn't the anonymity of bombers precisely the problem?
| Original Score: C
Chris Cabin
May 10, 2007
never gives us a simple why
| Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 10, 2007
Day Night Day Night brings plenty of shakycam immediacy and a cute face to what seems to be zero point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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