Midnight Family

critic Reviews

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  • As narratively urgent as it is technically well-crafted, Midnight Family offers an enthralling and disquieting glimpse of healthcare in modern Mexico.
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    Christian GallichioThe Playlist
    A thrilling, subjective, portrait of one family's attempts to navigate the corrupt economy of emergency health care while, also, providing much-needed services for a city desperately in need of EMTs.
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    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    What's indelible in this visceral chronicle is that more than profiting from human suffering, the Ochoas fill the gaps of economic inequality while doing good without reservation.
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    Steve EricksonGay City News
    Midnight Family is filled with an offhand beauty. Lorentzen walks a fine line.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Broader context might help, although the film's vivid intimacy creates a powerful sense of urgency.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    One of the great contemporary films about the look and feel of a big city after dark.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    Midnight Family may spend much of its time in the dark, but sheds spectacular light on the wonders and nightmares of the human condition.
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    Midnight Family shows us a world in which health care and food are just more commodities; in other words, our world.
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    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    A gripping, thrilling and eye-opening fly-on-the-wall documentary.
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    Manohla DargisNew York Times
    Periodically while watching "Midnight Family" you feel as if you can't look at the screen for another second. But you can't look away either.
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    Vikram MurthiAV Club
    These moments of downtime provide a warm, comic energy to Midnight Family that renders the Ochoas naturally sympathetic subjects and illustrates why Lorentzen decided to film them in the first place.
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