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: September 13, 1985
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bursting with frantic energy and tinged with black humor, After Hours is a masterful -- and often overlooked -- detour in Martin Scorsese's filmography.

Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

That "After Hours" fails to satisfy, that it derails, that even its own director tires of the material halfway through, would disappoint no one if the name of Martin Scorsese didn't appear above the title.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It's his most-un-Scorsese-like film, and it's an overlooked gem.

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Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

The film is riddled with cryptic mysteries, not to mention Cheech and Chong, and it plays as an urbane older brother to David Lynch's psychosexual masterpiece Blue Velvet.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

After Hours is dazzling movie making; you could get a giddy kick just from cinematographer Michael Ballhaus' shot as a set of house keys floats down toward the camera, tossed from a top-floor apartment.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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

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Nick Rogers
The Film Yap

As absurdist angst-ridden comedy, "After Hours" isn't flawless. As Martin Scorsese's way of using art to cathartically shake off bugaboos, exorcise demons and bounce back stronger after major dream-project setbacks, it's its own sort of masterpiece.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Like many of Scorsese's earlier pictures, After Hours has a fascination with the bizarre. But the new film is lighter in spirit than any Scorsese film, with the possible exception of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

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Variety Staff

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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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The more bizarre and frantic the material, the more I felt the strength and sureness of Scorsese's directorial hand, taming the screenplay's goblins and rendering them harmless.

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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 V
A fantastically quirky comedy drama adventure movie from Scorsese. I loved it, it's very cool, and I highly recommend it.