After Hours
After Hours (1985)

A Manhattan Yuppie's night out becomes a comic nightmare, courtesy of director Martin Scorsese. Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette star in a "wild, funny and wonderful original" (Judith Crist) Year: 1985 Director: Martin… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

The result is a delirious and challenging comedy, a postmodern Ulysses in Nighttown.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Inventive film-making of the first order.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...never quite generates the comic flow its story needs.

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Variety Staff
Variety

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is one of Scorsese's best, and one of my favorites of his.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is the work of a master filmmaker who controls his effects so skillfully that I was drained by this film.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

[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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Martin Scorsese's After Hours, it's a surreal and great black comedy, with a very good screenplay and actings. A film showing, that even in the most… More
Chris Weber
Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) is your average 1980s New York yuppie. One night after work he has a chance encounter with a woman whom he makes a bit of a… More
Manu Gino
When it's after midnight in New York City, you don't have to look for love, laughter and trouble. They'll all find you! Great weird film! One of… More
Phil Hubbs
Unusual type of film for Mr Scorsese this one which he hasn't really been back to explore since which is a shame as this is one of those quirky interesting… More
Mark Hobin
After Hours is an absolute delight. The theme concerns one night in New York City, and although what transpires could happen in any major metropolitan area, the… More
AJ Verser
A fantastically quirky comedy drama adventure movie from Scorsese. I loved it, it's very cool, and I highly recommend it.