Nocturama (2017)

The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other, recalling Robert Bresson's The Devil, Probably as much as it does George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. We first follow a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anthony Lane
New Yorker

It is at once damnable and debonair. It seduces as it repels.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

The film mesmerizes and alienates equally.

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Adrian Mack
Georgia Straight

Testing the viewer's position on who or what the victims are here is partly what makes Nocturama such a horribly exhilarating and rewarding piece of cinema.

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Simon Abrams

You may not think that a movie that asks you to understand terrorists is for you, but if you give Bonello 130 minutes of your time, he'll make you a believer.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

If this is artistic self-indulgence, then please, please, let us have more.

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J. Hoberman
The New York Review of Books

Nocturama might best be seen as a surrealist thought experiment.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

When the ruthless, faceless power of the state finally asserts itself, what is meant to be a shocking climax merits little more than a nod and a shrug.

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter

Nocturama makes an intriguingly cinematic case for showing over telling. But as a depiction of how, and why, terrorists (or anarchists or whatever they are) can take down a city, it falls apart in the face of what happens in the real world.

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Adam Nayman
The Ringer

Nocturama is a gut punch wrapped in a velvet glove; it's so intensely visceral and visually impressive that it short-circuits interpretation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Nocturama is not only a gripping (and tense) drama/thriller but also a fascinating narrative exercise whose strength turns out to be its main weakness. Full… More