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September 25, 2017
What makes No so fascinating is that it sets out to prove the substance of substancelessness, and it provides an all-too-rare glimpse at the way logic can act as a deterrent to the political advancement of morality.
September 1, 2017
The final part of director Pablo Larraín's Pinochet-era trilogy manages to be tense, fascinating and feelgood at all once.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 23, 2017
No gives its audience their necessary dose of historical and cultural vegetables, but serves them up in the tastiest way possible.
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.
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-
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
January 1, 2014
Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2014
The best movie ever made about Chilean plebiscites, No thoroughly deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
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
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.
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
July 13, 2013
This is probably the best fact-based account of 1980s Chilean political advertising that I've seen this year.
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-
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.
July 1, 2013
No concludes Larrain's trilogy on the Pinochet years, a series of films that suggest the usefulness of oblique angles when braving the minefields of fictionalizing recent history. The filmmaker comes by this sidelong view naturally.
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
June 19, 2013
For all its flaws, 'No' succeeds because the marketers sell the audience, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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
May 10, 2013
Despite the light-heartedness, there's a hard, tense edge to the film.
Read More | Original Score: A-
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