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1,547 Ratings


Directed by Pablo Larraín
Chile, 2012


The multitalented Gael García Bernal portrays René Saavedra, a brilliant young ad man who, against all odds, engineers a successful 1988 voter campaign to oust brutal Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet…

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No Directed by Pablo Larraín

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | Winner: C.I.C.A.E. Award

Academy Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

What are people saying?

  • T. J. Mesen's rating of the film No

    Easily interpreted as a fight against oppression or #change feel-good film, the epilogue exposes a transition to a time of vapidity and excess—lending to a more ambiguous reading. Its focus is the power of media and propaganda (able to bring down a military dictatorship) as well as the struggle between two colleagues-cum-rivals, downplaying the NO's victory to show their own purposely anti-climatic emotional release.

  • anarresti's rating of the film No

    Great cinematography. Feels like it was shot at the time the events took place. Very interesting movie. It offers, probably, what is a fraction of what led to Pinochet's regime fall. But it's fascinating to see how saying/voting no to the dictator and its regime was built and presented in blocs of 15 minutes, with limited budget and resources, to an audience that had been fed only oficial news. Very interesting.

  • Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film No

    Skillful, witty and in the end sour depiction of the deceptive power behind the media and the profound divisions of ideology and socioeconomical types in latin america. Either a denounce of the general public indiference and the futility of the democratic triumph or an important footnote in the short term mass media events that could shake or actually bring down a de facto government.

  • HEDONIST's rating of the film No

    From the 80's era video-tape medium, to the wardrobe, to the cars on the street, the stylization of this film is unparalleled. The juxtaposition of archive footage with the antiquated videography serves even more to enhance the emotional impact of this powerful political drama.

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film No

    Definitely Larrain's most commercial effort yet. The film blends perfectly existing archival footage of the actual NO campaign to get rid of Pinochet with a beautifully hazy Umatic video approach and costume design. Bernal even rides an old school 80's skateboard. It is however lacking and falls into the run of the mill 'campaign' or 'fight' film that we are VERY familiar with. 3.5 stars

  • Pierre's rating of the film No

    Pablo Larraín has made three very personal and divergent films all about his country. This one is just great.

  • Didonne's rating of the film No

    Comment faire campagne contre la dictature en temps de dictature ? "No" est un film captivant sur la façon dont l'esprit publicitaire et/ou créatif bouscule les discours politiques attendus. Face au sérieux des régimes autoritaires, la nonchalance, la gaité, et l'humour sont-ils des armes efficaces ? "Si" !

  • Dries's rating of the film No

    Stilisticamente molto diverso dal Larrain che prediligo ma l'intento politico mantiene intatta la sua potenza. Quando vince il NO ero in lacrime col pugno alzato