Day Night Day Night A stunt masquerading as a statement. In Day Night Day Night , Julia Loktev's maddeningly austere and self-important drama, an American woman (Luisa Williams), 19… Day Night Day Night A stunt masquerading as a statement. In Day Night Day Night , Julia Loktev's maddeningly austere and self-important drama, an American woman (Luisa Williams), 19… 2007-05-11 Unrated PT94M Drama Josh P. Weinstein Luisa Williams Gareth Saxe IFC First Take
Movie Review

Day Night Day Night (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
A DUD Day Night 's tale of a suicide bomber (Williams, right) in New York comes across as an opportunistic stunt
Image credit: Benoit Debie
A DUD Day Night's tale of a suicide bomber (Williams, right) in New York comes across as an opportunistic stunt
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: May 11, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Josh P. Weinstein and Luisa Williams; Distributor: IFC First Take

A stunt masquerading as a statement. In Day Night Day Night, Julia Loktev's maddeningly austere and self-important drama, an American woman (Luisa Williams), 19 years old, arrives in Manhattan to carry out a mission as a suicide bomber. Is she a homegrown Islamic terrorist? An especially irate lefty blogger? We're never given a clue, so the whole It can happen here! scenario unfolds in a vague ''cautionary'' vacuum. The silent preparatory rituals — meetings with hooded comrades, the strapping on of the bomb — culminate with a death walk, in real time, through Times Square, a sequence of the most purely opportunistic suspense.

Originally posted May 09, 2007 Published in issue #934 May 18, 2007 Order article reprints
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