Before Sunrise
Before Sunrise (1995)

Richard Linklater wrote and directed (along with Kim Krizan) this charming film concerning two young people who meet briefly on a train traveling through Europe who enjoy talking to each other so much that they decide to spend a few hours… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 27, 1995
DVD Release Date: November 30, 1999
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Consensus: Thought-provoking and beautifully filmed, Before Sunrise is an intelligent, unabashedly romantic look at modern love, led by marvelously natural performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

Allyson Johnson
The Young Folks

There's a vulnerable undercurrent beneath this film, one that beats and throbs with the stolen looks, brief touches and romantic under-the-stars kisses.

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Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media

Two strangers quickly fall in love, discuss big ideas.

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Dan Jardine

the film asks us to consider the very nature and purpose of our existence in a fragmentary, superficial and transient universe.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Undoubtedly one of the most romantic movies of all time...

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Linklater captures romance at the sunset of gadget-free existence ... holy moments when no gadget or lens comes between us and our immediate company and surroundings.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Linklater hasn't just crafted a detached portrait of a unique couple: he's painting a masterful examination of human nature, of that relationship we all want, but too often sadly see slip away.

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Josh Larsen

...a bittersweet celebration of romantic frisson - the notion that our most precious moments of connection are often the fleeting ones.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The combination of optimism, tragedy, and the fuzzy warmth of new love is absolutely flawless.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A thought-provoking, likable, entertaining, beautiful, and well-acted piece of romance...

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah......... yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnn. Wonder why so many people like it so much!!! This surely wasn't… More
Chris Weber
I have mentioned in some of my past reviews that of the many different types of film I enjoy, one of them is the type where the story takes place over the… More
Wildaly M
One of the my favorite movies of all time. This is what great romance movies are made of.
KJ Proulx
"Before Sunrise" starts of with a powerful scene that has two completely different people meet for the first time right before a man is about to… More
Candy Rose
Sweet romantic movie about an American guy meeting a European girl on a train and spend the day together in Vienna. Similar story to serendipity.
Sam Barnett
Astounding in just how engaging and real it all is, "Before Sunrise" wields the intangible power of belief - it can singlehandedly make you believe in… More