Lights in the Dusk Synopsis
A beautiful but devious woman sets a security guard (Janne Hyytiainen) up for a fall.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
If you're new to Kaurismaki, the film will make you a fan. If you've seen everything else he's ever done, the comedy will confirm your...
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's a handsome production, and a pleasure to watch. With a shadowy palette and a set design reminiscent of Edward Hopper's nocturnes, a...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Kaurismaki's characteristically minimalist humor and wry empathy make brief appearances, but be warned: His Helsinki is a cold, dark place...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's great music, an excellent dog, and that indescribable Kaurismäki tension between misery and a cosmic joke.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Kaurismäki’s spare style and economical storytelling are well-suited to this particular story about loneliness, as the director never...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Crust
There's a dry humor underlying the absurdity of Koistinen's experience. When things cannot possibly get worse, they do.
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50

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
So stylized and slow-moving (even at a spare 75 minutes) that you may have trouble adapting to its hypnotic rhythms -- but if you can, there...
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50

Variety

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Lights in the Dusk finds veteran Finnish helmer Aki Kaurismaki treading water with an amiable but very undercooked noirish fable about a...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Lights will put in more appearances at festivals before achieving a brief theatrical window for Kaurismaki devotees to gaze through. Most...
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40

Village Voice

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Lights in the Dusk derives scant excitement from its melodramatic plot, which satisfies a dismal, ineluctable formula with stultifying...
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