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Day Night Day Night Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
May 7, 2007
DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT has an intriguing premise but I did feel that the filmmaker failed to deliver on her intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
Nick Schager
May 9, 2007
By taking such a detached perspective on the girl's quest, the entire project is reduced to an exercise in inconsequential imagination.
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
October 30, 2006
Overly reliant on a weak lead performance, it drags so much that you're left almost wanting the bomb to go off.
Kent Turner
May 8, 2007
The audience learns everything [director] Loktev is willing to reveal about her central character within the first 20 of her 94-minute film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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+
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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.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
March 10, 2007
Like United 93, Day Night Day Night exploits our post-9/11 anxieties.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 9, 2007
A stunt masquerading as a statement.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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
Top Critic
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.
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
May 8, 2007
Loktev still deserves much credit for taking on a potentially unrewarding project with such brio and skill.
Kam Williams
Denver Urban Spectrum
May 7, 2007
Shrouded by a haunting pall which permeates the picture throughout, the movie is more interested in examining the mindset of a maniacal Muslim with her finger on the trigger than with the plight of her potential victims.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
Jim Hemphill
April 14, 2007
Essential viewing.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Howie Movshovitz
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2006
You spend the film wondering and speculating, looking for clues, and watching carefully.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 24, 2007
A scary and gripping drama that follows an earnest young suicide bomber on her mission to Times Square.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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