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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Lapin
    Aug 22, 2013
    60
    Though Mulloy has a great eye for setting and theme, her grasp of character can be spotty.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 21, 2013
    58
    Throughout, Una Noche’s details — an old man singing as he staggers down the street, young boys wasting away their days playfully leaping into the water — feel authentic.
  3. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Aug 22, 2013
    50
    Una Noche is intriguing enough, however, to make you hope that both Mulloy and her actors are heard from again, sooner rather than later.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Aug 20, 2013
    40
    Documentarian Anailín Lucy Mulloy’s eye for the decaying textures of modern Cuba on the ground is sharp, and there are passages—as the dull characters mope and kill time and work up snits—in which you wish the movie were simply nonfiction. As it is, everything feels fake except the Centro Habana barrios themselves.
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  1. Lyn
    Mar 16, 2014
    5
    I admired the atmospherics in this film, a contrast to the Cuban government-sponsored journalistic forays I've read about. ("Look at theI admired the atmospherics in this film, a contrast to the Cuban government-sponsored journalistic forays I've read about. ("Look at the architecture and old cars! Sip the rum! Smoke the cigars!") This gives you a more gritty look at the Cuba that a lot of people still want to escape. But the acting is heavy on sincerity, lighter on skill. You will NOT be surprised to read that the director employed nonprofessionals. Also, the rather histrionic sexual subplots felt layered on for effect. It's nicely filmed, though, and engaging. Full Review »