Nocturama Reviews

July 17, 2020
If the film is a parable of today's chaotic world, it's a weak one.
March 14, 2019
Ultimately the film fails to leave any lasting impression beyond the controversy of its premise.
February 21, 2019
The fragmented nature of the film, and the way it is filmed (as if it is a suspenseful episode of 24) gets tiring, and the tension deflates like a balloon when nothing seems to happen.
October 10, 2018
Rather than profound, Nocturama is almost forgettable.
August 28, 2017
The frivolity of the film's unexpressed political earnestness-Bonello's unwillingness to give voice to his or his characters' ideas-is matched by the emptiness of its aesthetic.
August 10, 2017
When the ruthless, faceless power of the state finally asserts itself, what is meant to be a shocking climax merits little more than a nod and a shrug.
October 21, 2016
Nocturama makes an intriguingly cinematic case for showing over telling. But as a depiction of how, and why, terrorists (or anarchists or whatever they are) can take down a city, it falls apart in the face of what happens in the real world.
October 21, 2016
Despite its contemporary relevance, it's a shame this didn't dig deeper and tackle the more precise, pressing issues France (and the rest of Europe) faces today.
October 13, 2016
It's certainly a big step forward for Bonello ... but that it only ends up being a good movie is kind of a bummer given how close to greatness it comes.