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Lights in the Dusk Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Lights in the Dusk derives scant excitement from its melodramatic plot, which satisfies a dismal, ineluctable formula with stultifying efficiency. Nor is it enlivened by the airless performances.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Lights will put in more appearances at festivals before achieving a brief theatrical window for Kaurismaki devotees to gaze through. Most will do so with discouragement.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Lights in the Dusk finds veteran Finnish helmer Aki Kaurismaki treading water with an amiable but very undercooked noirish fable about a security guard done wrong by a femme fatale.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times 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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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

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

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