Midnight Family

critic Reviews

99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score99%
  • As narratively urgent as it is technically well-crafted, Midnight Family offers an enthralling and disquieting glimpse of healthcare in modern Mexico.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    Mexico City has fewer than 45 official ambulances serving nine million people... Luke Lorentzen's adrenalised documentary focuses on one of the private teams that fill the gap.
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    Matt TurnerLittle White Lies
    Fast paced, action packed. An intimate portrait of the human costs of Mexico's healthcare crisis.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Much of the film plays like a madly adrenal action movie.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    Were it not for the real tragedy and horror involved, this documentary could almost be filed under the bleakest and often hilarious kind of black comedy.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    At 81 minutes, you won't be bored, but don't be surprised if the car ride home finds you questioning how an audition reel for a reality television program earned a theatrical release.
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    Monica CastilloTheWrap
    "Midnight Family" is both a compassionate portrait of a working-class family and a frightening ride through a broken healthcare system that risks the lives of both patients and providers like the Ochoa family.
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    Vicky RoachDaily Telegraph (Australia)
    Compelling, sobering and deeply humane.
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    Fausto PonceProceso
    With a great work of editing and cinematography, the documentary takes us by the hand of the Ochoas for several nights. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Luis Fernando GalvánEn Filme
    Lorentzen's eye is very subtle and elegant that shows the serious healthcare issues in Mexico City. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Alonso Díaz de la VegaEl Universal
    Lorentzen communicates his ideas well enough. [Full Review in Spanish]
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