No (2013)

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: No uses its history-driven storyline to offer a bit of smart, darkly funny perspective on modern democracy and human nature.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"No" is filmmaking of the first order.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

The most cutting gag is just how much Saavedra's political ads resemble his recent campaign for a diet cola. And the punch line is that they work.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The best movie ever made about Chilean plebiscites, No thoroughly deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A cunning and richly enjoyable combination of high-stakes drama and media satire from Chilean director Pablo Larrain.

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Daniel Walber
Film School Rejects

No is an open conversation about the very means by which we understand ourselves and our societies, the way that we internalize advertising and news footage. It's a manifestation of national memory.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

"No" is a picture that perches precariously on the cusp of a paradox.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A mesmerizing, realistic and often hilarious look at the politics of power and the power of ideas ...

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Geoffrey Macnab

Larraín shows how idealism and venality sat side by side, how quickly the brutal circumstances in which Pinochet came to power were forgotten and how little seemed to change once he left.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Never underestimate the power of media!! Of course, the makers sidelined the other efforts that too contributed equally, if not largely, in freeing Chile from… More
Dan Schultz
A gripping, intriguing look at a unique campaign and those that wanted to oust Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet out of power in 1988, led by a advertising… More
Alex roy
Brilliant drama, No is one of those films that brings to light an important event in a country's history, and dramatises in order to make for a truly… More
danny d
this is a very interesting film. the acting was wonderful and the dialogue very well written. as historical dramas go, this film was far more historical than… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Skillful, witty and in the end sour depiction of the deceptive power behind the media, masquerades, fabricated truths, and the profound divisions of ideology… More
Mark Hobin
Director Pablo Larraín shoots the production like a documentary. He utilizes U-matic video tape, the kind used by newscasts in the 80s, to give the film the… More