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Day Night Day Night Reviews

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June 17, 2013
Viewers will find themselves asking "Why? Why? Why?" in a structural echo, perhaps, of the repetition in the film's title.
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+
July 5, 2008
The Day of the Jackal meets The Rapture in a bathtub full of barbiturates.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2007
Loktev creates a minimalist study of unfathomable faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
May 23, 2007
All in all, it's a creepy subject for a movie -- especially when there is no payoff at the end.
May 19, 2007
This is Filmmaking!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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?
Read More | Original Score: C
May 10, 2007
never gives us a simple why
| Original Score: 4/5
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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