Afterglow (1997)

Director Alan Rudolph offers a typically idiosyncratic look at a relationship approaching the point of collapse. Phyllis Mann (Julie Christie) and her husband Lucky (Nick Nolte) are a married couple living in Montreal whose marriage has… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

The still strkingly beautiful Julie Christie renders such as glowing performance that she alone justifies viewing this incurable, frivolous romantic serio-comedy in which she plays B-Movie actress!

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Christie is a revelation, a lilting, charming schemer ... She alone is reason enough to see this flawed and haunting film.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

In exploring the breakdown of two marriages, Alan Rudolph returns to his anatomy of the dynamics of intimacy.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

How mysterious and intriguing some performances can be.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Will turn off viewers before they arrive at scenes in the final third of this movie that make the previous, tedious parts forgivable.

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David N. Butterworth

As a showcase for Nolte and Christie -- especially Christie -- it's splendid, and carries an emotional punch right to the bitter end.

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Michael Dequina

Alan Rudolph's romantic roundelay sounds a lot more interesting than it plays.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Afterglow plants a cynical seed in its provocative examination of isolation, arbitrary emotional fulfillment, and marital stagnation. Christie dutifully fills the shoes of a wounded woman so convincingly

Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Rudolph cares for his characters rather than patronizing their often foolish behavior.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Afterglow This movie is another from a long list of movies that played at the 1997 Tronto Internatinal Film Festival. Not one of the best from that list, but… More
John Ballantine
I was expecting this to be a little more interesting to be honest. This partner sharing story is unique in that it is set in Montreal which is not taking the… More
jay nixon
Julie Christie is radiant as the wronged wife easily outshining the rest of cast. It's a pity she doesn't work more but it makes each time she does… More
Leo L
A favorite.
Walter M.
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