Loktev creates a minimalist study of unfathomable faith. full review
Unfortunately this portrait of a young woman on the eve of her first terrorist foray -- a bombing of Times Square -- replaces the knee-jerk patriotic bluster of Hollywood films with its own postmodern cliches. full review
All in all, it's a creepy subject for a movie -- especially when there is no payoff at the end. full review
Day Night Day Night brings plenty of shakycam immediacy and a cute face to what seems to be zero point of view. full review
Day Night Day Night has captured viewers' attention around the world for its remarkable craftsmanship, technical command and distinctive vision.
[Director] Loktev provokes in her audience an involuntary shudder, because we realize that whether an act is madness or inspiration really depends on what side you're on. full review
Inspired by an actual event in her native Russia, current New Yorker Julia Loktev's Day Night Day Night offers a chillingly effective look at the ease with which a suicide bomber could wreak havoc on U.S. soil -- specifically in Times Square. full review
Too much information would only get in the way and lessen this compelling film's evocation of dread. full review
Day Night Day Night, a movie about a suicide bomber, may be serious, and it is certainly sure of itself. But it is also maddeningly, purposefully evasive.
Terror is existential in this highly intelligent, somewhat sadistic, totally fascinating movie. full review
I'm frankly flummoxed about what Day Night Day Night adds up to, but its 'You Are There' allure is potent. full review
This is a movie that's better left unexplained, since part of what is so breathtaking is Loktev's strength as a storyteller and Williams's expressiveness as an actor. full review
Overly reliant on a weak lead performance, it drags so much that you're left almost wanting the bomb to go off. full review
You spend the film wondering and speculating, looking for clues, and watching carefully.