No

2013

No

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No uses its history-driven storyline to offer a bit of smart, darkly funny perspective on modern democracy and human nature.

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In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free. (c) Sony Classics

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All Critics (129) | Top Critics (38)

  • Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known.

    Jan 1, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • The best movie ever made about Chilean plebiscites, No thoroughly deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.

    Jan 1, 2014 | Full Review…
  • "No" is a picture that perches precariously on the cusp of a paradox.

    Mar 28, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "No" is filmmaking of the first order.

    Mar 28, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A cunning and richly enjoyable combination of high-stakes drama and media satire from Chilean director Pablo Larrain.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • A mesmerizing, realistic and often hilarious look at the politics of power and the power of ideas ...

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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