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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
The most cutting gag is just how much Saavedra's political ads resemble his recent campaign for a diet cola. And the punch line is that they work.
Daniel Walber
Film School Rejects
January 1, 2014
No is an open conversation about the very means by which we understand ourselves and our societies, the way that we internalize advertising and news footage. It's a manifestation of national memory.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
January 1, 2014
Larraín shows how idealism and venality sat side by side, how quickly the brutal circumstances in which Pinochet came to power were forgotten and how little seemed to change once he left.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2014
Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
January 1, 2014
The best movie ever made about Chilean plebiscites, No thoroughly deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
Travis Hopson
October 5, 2013
An incredible and prescient real life story of how a savvy ad campaign brought about real political change.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
[Director Pablo] Larrain has substituted the icy-veined harshness of his earlier films and replaced it with a celebratory, robust, truly cinematic sensibility.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 22, 2013
Writer-director Pablo Larraín includes much authentic footage from the 'No' and 'Yes' campaign ads, and adopts a complementary 1980s TV-video design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
July 13, 2013
This is probably the best fact-based account of 1980s Chilean political advertising that I've seen this year.
Will Leitch
July 3, 2013
It features an enormously appealing lead performance by Gael Garcia Bernal, an impressively even-handed approach, and a dynamic visual gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine
July 1, 2013
No reminds us that wherever "freedom" must be sold to the public, a history of complacency, violence, and terror has to be overcome.
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
June 24, 2013
Despite a lack of in-depth special features, No is still easy to recommend for its fascinating story that tells of a country getting the unique opportunity to decide its own future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
June 19, 2013
For all its flaws, 'No' succeeds because the marketers sell the audience, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 17, 2013
... like Mad Men, it's a period piece set in the world of advertising and it pays a distracting (and sometimes humorous) amount of attention to period details.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 14, 2013
It works as drama. And strangely, considering we know the outcome, it generates considerable suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
May 10, 2013
Despite the light-heartedness, there's a hard, tense edge to the film.
Read More | Original Score: A-
May 4, 2013
Shooting the entire film on video equipment of the era gives No some visual snap but it is very much a pedestrian, by-the-numbers docu-drama tale, with the emphasis on the former rather than the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Kelemen
May 1, 2013
NO is an important film - especially for people too young or too far removed from Pinochet's "Dirty War" to remember how horrifying the situation was in Argentina during the '70s and '80s. Bernal's screen presence goes a long way in making the movie work
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
April 27, 2013
A bitingly funny, fascinating and moving portrait of Pinochet's fall that's smartly shot and superbly performed.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 26, 2013
"NO" is an inspirational political drama in which the people are roused by the visual to overcome the vicious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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