Before Midnight
Before Midnight (2013)

Before Midnight is an upcoming American romance drama film and the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Like its predecessors, the film was directed by Richard Linklater. As with the previous film, Linklater shares… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 2013
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98%
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82%



Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Building on the first two installments in Richard Linklater's well-crafted Before trilogy, Before Midnight offers intelligent, powerfully acted perspectives on love, marriage, and long-term commitment.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

This is a universal X-ray of bourgeois love, one that in a few decades will get around to something like Amour.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though "Before Midnight" is often uncomfortable to watch, it's never less than mesmerizing - and ultimately, a joy to walk with this prickly but fascinating couple again.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Maybe we'll see more of them in another nine years. But if not, if things end here in this perfect trilogy, then that's enough to consider it as perhaps the greatest cinematic love story of all time.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Hawke and Delpy remain as charming as ever, and their combined goofiness is more endearing than annoying.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

"Before Midnight" is heartbreaking, but not because of Jesse and Celine. It's the filmmakers' passions that seem to have cooled.

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Ray Pride
Newcity

Their persistent aggravation with each other indicates so much time spent together, so much intimacy and so little self-knowledge. (They misunderstand each other so well.)

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Love is messy here, life cannot be controlled, satisfaction is far from guaranteed. Romance is rocky at best. But romance still is.

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Mick LaSalle
Hearst Newspapers

Before Midnight is fascinating to watch, and so long as Celine and Jesse are communicating, there's still hope.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This film explores the complexities and complications of modern love and life in an international setting with dialog that is smart and elegant, but it lacks the romance and sense of place featured in the first two films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This is the most depressing, and definitely most realistic portrayal of romance, of the Linklater trilogy. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke return as Celine and… More
Wildaly M
At first it may have seemed like an unnecessary film, but as soon as I started watching it all made sense. A winner.
Jim Hunter
Jesse and Celine's marriage encounters hardship as they attempt to manage life together years after their first meeting. It seems that the… More
Chris Weber
Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy once again deliver the goods with this, the third entry into the saga of the relationship of lovers Jesse and Celine. Set 9 yeas… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke portray a couple so well that at times I felt as if I were intruding as they navigate/negotiate both their present day lives as well… More
Dan Schultz
Yet another excellent addition to the 'Before' series concerning Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), now married and living in Greece, with… More