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  • Summary: In 1950's Los Angeles, a detective hides in a hotel, hoping to escape an assassin hot on his tail. As the night progresses, he connects with the patrons of the hotel and slowly the reason behind his predicament becomes clear.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Oct 14, 2012
    75
    Whether or not you've steeped in film noir lore, Hotel Noir still plays like an enjoyable little thriller.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Oct 10, 2012
    50
    Gutierrez bathes in moodiness while remaining unconcerned with anything so pedestrian as dramatic cohesion.
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 10, 2012
    50
    The film's weakest link is Rufus Sewell's rumpled gumshoe, inarticulate and mumbling to the point of madness.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Oct 10, 2012
    40
    You never lose the nagging sense that you're simply watching a high-school drama club's production of '40s fatalism chic.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 12, 2012
    40
    Not quite able to make up its mind whether it's a parody or homage, this tired exercise wastes both its gorgeous visuals and a first-rate cast.
  6. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    Oct 12, 2012
    40
    To succeed as more than a study in artifice, a film - especially one steeped in fatalism - needs to feel real.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oct 11, 2012
    20
    It's hard to know whether Sebastian Gutierrez is imitating or satirizing the hard-boiled noirs of Hollywood's past, but either way it feels like a botched attempt.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 18, 2013
    0
    great actors put to misuse. horrid trite piece of garbage not to mention it is black and white...
    all the scenes are boring. For no reason 50
    great actors put to misuse. horrid trite piece of garbage not to mention it is black and white...
    all the scenes are boring. For no reason 50 year old actresses are trying to be "sexy" on the screen. There was not a single scene in the movie that I've enjoyed.
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