After Midnight

critic Reviews

85% Fresh Tomatometer Score85%
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    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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    Kristy PuchkoRiot Material
    The film derails slowly but surely.
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    Norman GidneyHorrorBuzz
    A strange hybrid with noble intentions.
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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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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    Even without a completely balanced relationship at the film's center, After Midnight offers an endearing mixture of humor and thirtysomething ennui.
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    Chloe LeesonScreen Queens
    This isn't so much a film about a doomed relationship, its about holding yourself accountable and saving yourself first.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella's winsome tale of thirtysomething angst, romance and existential terror, is beautifully written and played.
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    Alex LinesFilm Inquiry
    It's both a mutually macabre and melancholic experience, all confidently delivered through Christian Stella's beautifully composed camerawork.
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