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Una noche (One Night) Reviews

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 23, 2013
Graced with an appealing soundtrack and actors who put fierce heart into every gesture, the movie never achieves the emotional impact desired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Schager
AV Club
August 22, 2013
A film that spends scant time fleshing out any various elements ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Atkinson
Time Out
August 21, 2013
Everything feels fake except the Centro Habana barrios themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 26, 2013
Apart from some nice photography of a sea-swept Havana, there's really little to recommend in this sincere but scattered telling of an escape to America.
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 28, 2016
This trio of actors-probably not too far removed from the plight of their characters-renders each and every second with the utmost credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Rozeman
Paste Magazine
September 5, 2013
Augmenting the film's evocative visuals are the phenomenal performances courtesy of its three leads, all of whom are first time, non-professional actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com
August 23, 2013
Despite the bleak-ness of the situation, the film vibrates with color, noise, music, ferocious arguments (both serious and teasing), and eye-catching snapshots of everyday life in Havana.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve
August 26, 2013
The Spike Lee-presented Una Noche is less a sociopolitical statement than a sweaty, sexed-up coming-of-age film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 20, 2013
This urban slice-of-life becomes a tale of arguing kids, each touchingly preoccupied with his or her own sexual identity, all at odds with the elements themselves.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 5, 2013
Writer-director Lucy Mulloy displays much promise in her first feature, a gritty teen drama shot in Havana with a nonprofessional cast.
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2013
A compelling portrait of a population decrement via the Florida Straits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
August 20, 2013
A familiar Cuban emigre drama given to youthful, impulsive surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Keizer
Alt Film Guide
September 5, 2013
(Mulloy shows) a genuine sense of empathy for her yearning, troubled characters and an artist's eye for the beauty of decay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 12, 2013
Mulloy's camera is fully alive to the geographical possibilities of her location, hustling after the hustlers, pausing for a shot of a caged bird or a nightclub singer. It's quite a stew.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
August 22, 2013
The energy, thrum and heartache of modern Havana keep this teen drama afloat when it just as easily could have drifted into cliché waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
August 30, 2013
Molloy captures the Cuban spirit of energy, resiliency, resourcefulness, and passion. She does an impressive job of blending an intimate story of friends with a meticulously observed portrait of Havana.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 22, 2013
Una Noche" surges with vitality so palpable that, for its duration, you feel as if you were living in the skins of characters often photographed in such extreme close-up that they seem to be breathing in your face.
| Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 20, 2013
unforgettable portrait of Havana--away from the tourist haunts and into its back streets
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 5, 2013
[Mulloy] brings a documentarian's objective eye to "Una Noche," yet the actors - non-professionals - convey exactly the emotions she is looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 23, 2013
Una noche thrums with the vibrant energy of restless youth taking their fates into their own hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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