Before Midnight
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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 screenplay credit with both actors from the movies, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.(c) Official FB

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a universal X-ray of bourgeois love, one that in a few decades will get around to something like Amour."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The movie's funny at times and difficult at others, and ends absolutely perfectly. The best of the three."
‑ Stephen Silver, EntertainmentTell
"Hawke and Delpy emerge multi-dimensional and riddled with flaws. In a long-term relationship, you may think you know what the other is thinking, but do you ever really know?"
‑ Thelma Adams, Yahoo! Movies
"Hawke and Delpy remain as charming as ever, and their combined goofiness is more endearing than annoying."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
""Before Midnight" is heartbreaking, but not because of Jesse and Celine. It's the filmmakers' passions that seem to have cooled."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"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.)"
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Delpy and Hawke talk and talk and talk but it is all fascinating."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Like the other two, this is a film that breathes. It just holds on a little more before it's willing to exhale."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"Love is messy here, life cannot be controlled, satisfaction is far from guaranteed. Romance is rocky at best. But romance still is."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Before Midnight is fascinating to watch, and so long as Celine and Jesse are communicating, there's still hope."
‑ Mick LaSalle, Hearst Newspapers
"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."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"An excellent statement (and warning) about the dangers of being in love with love."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Like the Up series, a return to visit old friends"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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