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Day Night Day Night Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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
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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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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
May 10, 2007
Day Night Day Night has captured viewers' attention around the world for its remarkable craftsmanship, technical command and distinctive vision.
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John Anderson
Newsday
May 10, 2007
[Director] Loktev provokes in her audience an involuntary shudder, because we realize that whether an act is madness or inspiration really depends on what side you're on.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
May 9, 2007
Inspired by an actual event in her native Russia, current New Yorker Julia Loktev's Day Night Day Night offers a chillingly effective look at the ease with which a suicide bomber could wreak havoc on U.S. soil -- specifically in Times Square.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 9, 2007
A stunt masquerading as a statement.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 9, 2007
Too much information would only get in the way and lessen this compelling film's evocation of dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 9, 2007
Day Night Day Night, a movie about a suicide bomber, may be serious, and it is certainly sure of itself. But it is also maddeningly, purposefully evasive.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 8, 2007
Terror is existential in this highly intelligent, somewhat sadistic, totally fascinating movie.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 7, 2007
I'm frankly flummoxed about what Day Night Day Night adds up to, but its 'You Are There' allure is potent.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 26, 2007
This is a movie that's better left unexplained, since part of what is so breathtaking is Loktev's strength as a storyteller and Williams's expressiveness as an actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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.
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Howie Movshovitz
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2006
You spend the film wondering and speculating, looking for clues, and watching carefully.
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Justin Chang
Variety
May 30, 2006
By turns frustrating and impressive in its austerity.