After Midnight

critic Reviews

, 88% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Part creature feature, part romance, After Midnight somehow manages to combine its disparate ingredients and come up with something special.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Anton BitelLittle White Lies
    as Hank's different anniversary memories fall into place, building a mosaic-like picture of a long-term, loving relationship and its gradual breakdown,... the intrusive, ever-returning monster proves a multivalent symbol
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    A jerry-rigged contraption of variably interesting, likable and skillful elements that only add up to one rather arbitrary goof.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    While it's ostensibly about a man fending off a horrific beast, the movie's much more concerned with long flashbacks to the couple's happy days together and with asking why this fella never made an honest woman of his girl.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    By the end of "After Midnight," he and the audience both may wonder whether the bogeyman and true love are equally mythical.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    I'm not convinced all the parts of Gardner and co-director Christian Stella's vision come together, but I admire the willingness to make a rom-monster-com in a way we haven't really seen before.
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    Scott WeinbergThrillist
    A smart and insightful low-key romantic drama -- that also may have monsters as part of the problem.
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    Audrey FoxJumpCut Online
    At its best, After Midnight shows what a low budget independent film can accomplish on both a narrative and visual level. It's a compelling tale of loss, the ups and downs of romantic relationships, and of course, evil bloodthirsty creatures (maybe).
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Scott PhillipsThe Movie Isle
    Gardner and Grant deliver wonderful, grounded performances. It's not hammy scenery-chewing acting with a capital A. They give earthy, lived-in performances.
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    Grace WilliamsBattle Royale With Cheese
    This is a love story that's accessible to your spouse who either has the Nightmare on Elm Street Boxset, or makes you watch The Notebook every darn Valentine's Day.
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    Ryan LarsonGhastly Grinning
    After Midnight might be one the most tense and genuine love stories I've ever seen, the monster is a bonus.
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