Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Aug 9, 2012
    75
    Here's the thing: This movie would be easy to mock as maudlin and self-important, but there's something about it that can't be dismissed. The monologues may be theatrical and presentational - director Anne Emond made this film when she was 29 and too young to be subtle.
  2. Reviewed by: John Semley
    Jul 23, 2012
    75
    It works--quite successfully, in places--as a warming tonic against this emotional nippiness of the cinema of Canadian coldness.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jul 26, 2012
    70
    Their eloquent monologues, interspersed with vicious verbal skirmishes, are artfully constructed, occasionally poetic expressions of pain, delivered in well-formed sentences that suggest the movie might have originated as a two-person stage drama.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jul 24, 2012
    70
    Anne Émond's quietly raw Nuit #1 begins as a highbrow sex film but quickly becomes something much more interesting.
  5. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Aug 9, 2012
    60
    Like the relationship she has chosen to dissect, the film is promising, disappointing, touching or frustrating, depending on the moment.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Jul 24, 2012
    60
    First-time feature director Anne Émond's Nuit #1 lingers on the combination of hunger and awkwardness that attends the best one-nighters, showing the unsexy details that most movies elide.
  7. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jul 24, 2012
    60
    Both de Léan and Storoge give you peeks at the genuine anguish lurking underneath the characters' narcissistic bluffing and porno posturing, even if the script drowns their best moments in verbosity.
  8. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Jul 25, 2012
    58
    Courageous performances from the leads, who have to bear a lot, both emotionally and physically, still can't transform their characters into more than just symbols for contemporary urban loneliness.
  9. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jul 27, 2012
    50
    Despite the allure of the actors and some witty lines, it's ultimately quite wearying to be confronted with such determination to turn youth and good looks into existential burdens.

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