Hotel Noir
Hotel Noir (2012)

Downtown Los Angeles, sometime in the 1950′s. Nighttime. A detective checks into a hotel across from the train station and waits. He knows it's simply a matter of time before the gangsters he has stolen from come find him. He has… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

To succeed as more than a study in artifice, a film - especially one steeped in fatalism - needs to feel real.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The film's weakest link is Rufus Sewell's rumpled gumshoe, inarticulate and mumbling to the point of madness.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This film noir homage should have been fun, but it's cheaply shot and indifferently conceived

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A first-rate cast and stunning black-and-white visuals aren't enough to make this homage to classic film noir successful.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

You never lose the nagging sense that you're simply watching a high-school drama club's production of '40s fatalism chic.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Though the kooky tale could have been more focused with fewer punchlines, all that seems to be missing is the dame called toots perhaps remarking to her latest possible infatuation: Is that a Kalashnikov in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's hard to know whether Sebastian Gutierrez is imitating or satirizing the hard-boiled noirs of Hollywood's past, but either way it feels like a botched attempt.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

Gutierrez bathes in moodiness while remaining unconcerned with anything so pedestrian as dramatic cohesion.

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