Notturno

critic Reviews

, 78% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Notturno contemplates the cost of war in starkly human terms by surveying the lives of people living under the threat of destruction.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    The overall effect is like picking up a copy of National Geographic, turning to a long and ambitious photo essay, and not reading the captions. It also shows the limits of what Rosi can achieve.
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    Roxana HadadiRogerEbert.com
    While Notturno shares many moments of profound fragility and deep beauty, it also paints an incomplete portrait.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    It may all depend on the totality of your reactions, though, and whether you feel "Notturno"- in the panoply of Rosi's specialized, confident hybridizing of intimacy and distance - is a cooler gaze or something emotionally resonant.
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    Bob StraussSan Francisco Chronicle
    Rosi endlessly proves that he can turn the region's agony into the finest art, and proves enough that he hasn't lost sight of the human factor in the process.
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    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    For the steadiness of its images, for its quietude, Notturno is keen on showing us a world that endures beyond its scars. And its just as keen on depicting the scars that cannot be shaken.
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    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV Club
    Rosi's compositions, static and mostly wide angle, are ennobling, albeit ambiguously. Life is going on, but not as usual.
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    Peter CanaveseCelluloid Dreams
    Beautifully shot, deeply moving photo journalism and a potent movie about living in a region ravaged by war and terrorism.
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    Anthony KaoCinema Escapist
    Notturno builds some empathy, but only of a vague, fleeting variety. That might be enough for winning cinematic awards and pleasing the festival circuit. But...
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    Andrea ChaseKiller Movie Reviews
    An egrossing experience that bears witness as few other works have done to the most innocent victims of war.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Notturno is not the type of movie that has mass appeal because of the often-disturbing subject matter and because it's not a typical war documentary ... Notturno conveys ... the resilience of the people in these war-torn areas.
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