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January 1, 2014
Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known.
Full Review | 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.
March 28, 2013
"No" is a picture that perches precariously on the cusp of a paradox.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2013
"No" is filmmaking of the first order.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 15, 2013
A cunning and richly enjoyable combination of high-stakes drama and media satire from Chilean director Pablo Larrain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 14, 2013
A mesmerizing, realistic and often hilarious look at the politics of power and the power of ideas ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2013
A political drama, a personal drama, a sharp-eyed study of how the media manipulate us from all sides, No reels and ricochets with emotional force.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2013
It's a funny look at the way the media warp public opinion, and a curiously hopeful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2013
On every level, "No" leaves one with bittersweet feelings about democracy, love and the cost of compromise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2013
If you can shake off the inherent grossness of mining the Pinochet years for yet another Mad Man-style deification of zeitgeist-grasping salesmen, this is moderately interesting stuff.
March 7, 2013
If there are fewer white-knuckle showdowns than in a Hollywood movie, the trade-off is a cool, ironic intelligence that ripples off the screen and up the years to where we live.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2013
"No" stands proudly in a select sub-category of historical fiction films that work, completely and satisfyingly, as their own movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 7, 2013
García Bernal quietly carries this film as a soft-spoken kid in blue jeans and untucked shirt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 1, 2013
"No" isn't nearly as definitive or declarative as its title: It leaves viewers wondering whether they should cheer, shrug or shake their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2013
There will have to be a hell of a lot of good movies released in 2013 for No not to make my list of the year's 10 best.
February 28, 2013
It always retains a level of interest, especially for those of us who don't remember - or aren't old enough to remember - which side won.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2013
Nominated by the Academy as the year's best foreign-language film, No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 15, 2013
Larraín's unarguable point is that, in politics, if we wait for good to issue only from the pure in heart, we will be waiting a very long time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 15, 2013
[Lorrain has] made a few daring choices here, not all of which work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2013
A troubling, exhilarating and ingeniously realized film that's part stirring political drama and part devilish media satire ...
February 14, 2013
Say yes to "No."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2013
It's a perfectly fine movie, but given its fairly radical storyline, the filmmaking tends to hew toward the safe and the familiar.
February 14, 2013
For anyone fascinated by the political process and the powers of persuasive advertising, No is a resounding yes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2013
The story of it, while true to the moment, needed - ironically - much more dynamism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2013
"No" signals a huge spurt in the filmmaker's growth.
Top Critic
February 14, 2013
An expansive political thriller.
February 14, 2013
'No' is never a drag to watch, but paradoxically enough, its self-imposed cinematic restraints inhibit it from selling itself as effectively as it might have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 14, 2013
The most unexpectedly riotous comedy in years -- one with more bite than usual.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 14, 2013
Largely a gimmick picture: At all times, it looks like hastily assembled news footage shot on grainy videotape in 1988.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 13, 2013
Explores the power of popular dissent, and the coordinated persuasions of media, marketing, and targeted advertising in shaping the word no to invigorate a populace pessimistically conditioned to think that nothing will ever change for the good.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 12, 2013
Deftly appropriates mediated history for fiction.
May 25, 2012
Tense throughout, even for history-savvy auds, but still rich in the sort of Andean-soil-black humor that made Larrain's previous work so distinctive.
May 25, 2012
"No" is an ugly looking movie - literally - for an ugly time. It's smeary, with little pictorial beauty or detail, but its anti-aesthetic is purposeful and, after your eyes stop hurting, watchable and persuasive.
May 25, 2012
The standout entry of the Directors' Fortnight sidebar and the closest thing to a masterpiece that I've seen so far here in Cannes.
May 25, 2012
A decisive transitional chapter in Chilean history yields an absorbing account of one country's unlikely route from oppression to democracy