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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The result is a delirious and challenging comedy, a postmodern Ulysses in Nighttown."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Inventive film-making of the first order."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"This is one of Scorsese's best, and one of my favorites of his."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"During the 80s there was a slew of yuppie revenge flicks where film-makers visited horrors on the heads of young urban professionals and this is probably the best of that mini-genre."
‑ , Film4
"Scorsese's directing is at its best."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Anxiety-ridden picture would have been pretty funny if it didn't play like a confirmation of everyone's worst fears about contemporary urban life."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"After Hours is not, ultimately, a satisfying film, but it's often vigorously unsettling. In this season of homogenized pap, that should be read as praise."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"[Scorsese's] tendency toward hollow showboating has rarely been more in evidence ... Ends as a tolerable but annoyingly atonal exercise made by artists with little if anything on their minds."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A SoHo version of Ulysses? A male rendition of Alice in Wonderland? In Scorsese's noir comedy, a bored, repressed Everyman becomes an alien in his own town, subjected to one surreal nightmare after another, mostly by women."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A Kafkaesque drama about paranoia and urban living."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Scorsese's orchestration of thematic development, narrative structure, and visual style is stunning in its detail and fullness; this 1985 feature reestablished him as one of the very few contemporary masters of filmmaking."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This is the work of a master filmmaker who controls his effects so skillfully that I was drained by this film."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Martin Scorsese's take on NYC puts a hip spin on Joe Minion's cleverly constructed nightmare."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"I love it for its unrelenting inventiveness, its constant motion and its curmudgeonly glass-half-empty outlook."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Scorsese's showmanship ends up enhancing the film's dreamlike, surrealist sense of encroaching hysteria."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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