Night Across the Street
Night Across the Street (2013)

On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life - a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Elegiac, witty and deeply reflective, "Night Across the Street" strikes a mature and complex tone.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Unusually suffused with the contrast between experience and memory, reality and surreality.

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Aaron Cutler
Film Comment Magazine

Past, present, and future, and illusion and reality, dissolve as the film's scenes line up like marbles, all of equal weight and value.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It all has a sense of regret and almost relief. It haunts.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

These are the dreams of a man stepping out of this world, perhaps never more lucid and full of life.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The arty, poignant and thought-provoking sentimental film, about life as a never-ending journey, should appeal mostly to Ruiz's devoted fan base.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Raúl Ruiz's elegiac, enigmatic and mischievous final film.

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David Fear
Time Out

The way Ruiz uses such giddy flourishes in the name of looking back on one's life is both thrillingly irreverent and surprisingly moving.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

The film's like wandering unescorted in someone else's mind ... It becomes more beautifully melancholic as you remember it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
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An old man recalls his childhood, when he used to carry on conversations with Long John Silver and Ludwig van Beethoven, as he waits in his boarding home for… More